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Live SAE International Presentation Discusses How Reducing Friction in Powertrain Systems Can Increase Fuel Efficiency

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 10, 2015 -

A new, live presentation from SAE International will explore new technology solutions in the critical areas of powertrain systems design, bearings, and seals.


Part of SAE International’s Technical Webcast Series, “Friction Reduction: Finding New Gains in Powertrain Efficiency,” will be held live on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Noon (EDT).


Facing the super-stringent U.S. and European CO2 emission requirements for 2020 and beyond, powertrain engineers need to squeeze every last tenth of a mile-per-gallon of efficiency out of new engines, transmissions, and drivelines. Reducing internal friction on rotating and reciprocating components, as well as across systems, is now a major design and engineering priority.


This webcast’s panel of experts will examine these issues and offer solutions. Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during the Q&A portion of the 60-minute webcast.


Presenters will include:


·         John Hibbler, Director, Advanced Product & Process Development, AAM


·         Dr. Luis Lorenzo, Senior VP, Technology and Innovation, Freudenberg-NOK


·         Robert Sturk, Chief Applications Engineer, Product Engineering - Bearings, Federal-Mogul Powertrain


To register for the presentation, “Friction Reduction: Finding New Gains in Powertrain Efficiency,” visit


SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 137,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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