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VW completes launch of new Crafter commercial van range

2017-10-18
Sales of front-wheel-drive models commenced earlier in 2017 and now, with the addition of rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive vans and chassis cabs, Volkswagen is pushing for growth at the heavier end of its van lineup.
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Scaled Composites completes first flight of Model 401

2017-10-17
This past week, Scaled Composites announced the first flight of its experimental aircraft design, Model 401. Scaled—a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman—has built two Model 401 aircraft for an undisclosed customer to demonstrate “advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques.”
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Shape memory alloys at the core of future aircraft systems

2017-10-15
Engineers at NASA and Boeing are amongst the believers who foresee folding wings in-flight using advanced materials and technologies being a potential game-changer for future aircraft. The two organization have teamed to develop an actuation system that uses an SMA that will accomplish this goal using less complex, lighter, and more compact hardware than conventional systems.
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IAV brings variable valvetrains to heavy duty

2017-10-06
A switchable system for toggling between different cam lobes offers variable valve timing and lift to improve both fuel economy and exhaust gas aftertreatment in heavy-duty engines.
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Manufacturing systems get smart, self heal

2017-10-17
In an EU-funded project called SelSus, 15 industrial and scientific consortium partners are developing maintenance technology capable of forecasting machine downtimes in production before they occur. This will allow plant managers to rectify faults before the machine breaks down.
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Toro launches new riding trencher

2014-11-14
Built on a tool carrier chassis, the RT1200's design allows contractors to select from tracks or tires and a variety of attachments.
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Design validation for harsh off-highway conditions

2016-03-01
The growing role of electronics and software is altering the design process, requiring a greater focus on validation and verification, particularly to meet the stringent demands of off-highway environments.
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Stricter Stage V regs pose challenges

2016-03-01
With the European Commission announcing a Stage V criteria emissions regulation for off-highway, scheduled to phase-in as early as 2019, engine developers must adapt.
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High-pressure CNG hoses

2016-03-07
Eaton’s high-pressure 35NG hose and low-pressure NG-TW hose for compressed natural gas (CNG) applications are certified to ANSI NGV 4.2 Class A and D, and ANSI NGV 3.1 Class B and C.
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Connected-vehicle technology

2016-03-06
Dana Holding Corp.’s Spicer Smart Suite technology is a platform of fully integrated, connected-vehicle features that converts operating data from the drivetrain into actionable insights for enhancing productivity, improving operator and machine safety and reducing total operating costs.
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LED work lighting

2016-03-04
Grote’s BriteZone line of LED work lamps is a price-conscious option for high-quality work lighting.
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Engineering simulation tool

2016-03-06
Engineers across disciplines will realize step-change improvements in the way they develop products using ANSYS 17.0.
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Microcontroller-based display

2016-03-06
The CL-712 from HED is a solid-state Cortex A8 ARM microcontroller-based display and member of the HED CANLink multiplexed control family.
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