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Streamlining advanced composites testing

2017-11-09
Fiber orientation in composites makes material properties assessments disproportionately more complex than for other materials, such as metals and plastics. To conduct demanding quality-control fatigue tests on glass-fiber composite aerospace specimens, Zwick Roell developed an electro-dynamic, liner-drive testing machine.
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Boeing to leverage Aurora acquisition for technical know-how

2017-11-08
The technology-driven Aurora has been involved in numerous NASA programs since its founding in 1989, and as recently as October 24 announced that it had been awarded a contract to perform a comprehensive evaluation of NASA’s Single-aisle Turboelectric Aircraft with Aft Boundary Layer propulsion aircraft concept, and is also renowned for its work on the D8 and DARPA's XV-24A.
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Three-stream engine architecture eyed for next-gen military aircraft

2017-11-05
Being able to take advantage of a third stream of air that can be modulated to adapt an engine's performance across the flight envelope allows a fighter to access an on-demand increase in thrust or to smoothly shift to highly efficient operations during cruise.
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Custom coupler

2017-05-16
The Specialty Manufacturing Co.’s Safeway Hydraulics engineers were engaged to examine the company’s single zerk hydraulic system design for its overall function and manufacturability.
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J1939 CAN bus splitter

2017-05-08
The CAN bus splitter from Trombetta provides a cost-effective and space-efficient way of connecting multiple devices to the J1939 CAN bus.
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Case compact dozer loader concept spawns 30 pending patents

2017-03-11
Called “Project Minotaur,” the Case DL450 compact dozer loader is a “first-of-its-kind” machine that combines the footprint and performance of a compact track loader (CTL) with the power and dozing characteristics of a bulldozer. The crossover concept was revealed at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.
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Long-body LED indicators

2017-03-13
Wilbrecht LEDCO, Inc., a Microprecision Electronics SA company, offers a long-body, nickel-plated, panel mount LED suitable for various applications, including industrial control panels, transportation dashboards, gaming/vending machines and aircraft/military instrumentation.
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Alternative powertrain tech for CO2 reduction a focus at ICPC 2017

2017-03-14
Various levels of electrification, connected solutions and alternative fuels are among the technology pathways that will lead to reductions of CO2, according to AVL's Dr. Marko Dekena. He spoke with Truck & Off-Highway Engineering about a variety of topics ahead of this year's AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference.
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