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ThyssenKrupp explores steel innovations

2015-10-12
InCar plus is the most extensive internal R&D project that ThyssenKrupp has ever undertaken, with more than 40 individual solutions geared toward cost-effective vehicle weight reduction without sacrificing performance. Timo Faath, General Manager Technology, ThyssenKrupp Steel North America, Inc., talks about the project and some of its promising technologies.
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New Astra is Opel-Vauxhall's "no excuses" car

2015-10-14
General Motors’ European duo, Opel and Vauxhall, have created a convincingly fresh design and engineering challenge to Volkswagen’s ubiquitous Golf and Ford’s Focus. It's no mean feat.
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2016 Civic structure employs 'first' partial in-die soft zones

2015-12-01
The 2016 Honda Civic features selectively-tempered “soft zone” technology in the B-pillars and rear frame rails, allowing zones within a single frame piece to have more ductile properties than the surrounding ultra-high-strength hot-stamped steel. The technology minimizes parts count and saves 15.6 lb (7 kg) compared to the previous-generation Civic.
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Frictionless engine seals

2015-10-29
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies recently won its first major order for its new generation of automotive seals. The frictionless Levitex seals will go into an engine for a global platform in 2017.
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Hot-stamping process from Schuler employs flexible 'pressure controlled hardening'

2015-10-26
The German equipment supplier’s new PCHflex technology reportedly allows economical production of hot-stamped parts with high output performance, part quality, and maximum availability. A U.S. car manufacturer has already placed an order with Schuler for four production lines to manufacture lightweight parts using PCHflex, which is also suitable for producing parts on heavy-duty vehicles.
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Fatigue life analysis software

2015-09-11
Endurica targets tire and rubber product developers with new software release. CAE software adds features for the analysis of rolling structures, self-heating, wrinkling, and cavitation.
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PLM mobile strategy

2015-09-21
Aras Flow features a new Windows 8 mobile tablet app that helps companies accelerate product realization with visual collaboration.
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Fiber laser system

2015-10-27
Prima Power has introduced the Laserdyne 430 Versa 3D fiber laser system with third-generation BeamDirector, designed for the typical laser processing needs of tool rooms, model shops, and R&D centers of manufacturers.
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Toyota gives a look at its re-engineered 2016 Prius

2015-09-11
Toyota's hybrid "set the global benchmark for hybrids, but now is breaking its own boundaries with more engaging style and fun-to-drive dynamics,” said Bill Fay, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota.
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Cloud PLM solution

2015-09-23
Infor Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Accelerate, powered by Aras, is a new PLM solution designed for automotive, industrial manufacturing, high-tech, and aerospace and defense customers.
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