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2008-06-30
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Orbital Sciences Corp. and Aerojet recently conducted a test firing of the jettison motor, a key component of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for NASA’s Orion next-generation human spaceflight program. This successful firing marked the first full-scale rocket propulsion test for the Orion program.
2008-06-30
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OnAxis magnetic rotary encoders from Renishaw offer high performance, armored construction, a simple mounting system, and small size.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Aero Engines GmbH signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly pursue business opportunities in the European UAV market. Under the five-year agreement, P&WC and MTU will cooperate in positioning themselves for participation in future European UAV programs.
2008-04-11
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At the center of the powertrain technology warfare that rages across most of the automotive industry, technology provider Ricardo continues to optimize the gasoline and diesel engine and the hybridization of both. The company is also assessing some novel solutions, and is considering the impact of legislation on global markets and emerging consumer tastes to identify a range of technologies that it needs to develop and have ready.
2008-07-10
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NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) have unveiled a new vertical test stand at ATK’s facility in Promontory, UT, that will be used to test-fire the full-scale abort motor for the launch-abort system of the Orion crew exploration vehicle.
2008-07-08
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The e-max injection molding machine from ENGEL North America is an all-electric solution with a compact design of 13 x 4 ft (4 x 1.2 m) for the 110 Ton machine.
2008-08-05
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For years, the Russians have provided spectacular military air displays featuring development versions of Sukhoi and Mig fighters, but for Farnborough these show-stoppers were absent, and instead the consolidating Russian aerospace industry concentrated on showing new civil airliners and helicopters.
2008-08-01
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The Hyundai brand is not one that would come to mind when the subject is a highly rigid body in a sports sedan for the entry-luxury market. However, the new rear-drive Genesis, Hyundai's first model to compete in that class, was benchmarked against the competition it would be facing and against cars with which it would like to be compared.
2008-06-19
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Cleaning paint fixtures is an important but often time-consuming aspect of the vehicle manufacturing process. KMT Robotic Solutions has launched a robotic cleaning system to remove excess paint on trolleys that transport parts to and from the paint shop, with the goal of reducing the possibility of fire when trolleys are in paint ovens.
2008-06-19
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Designed specifically for construction and agricultural equipment as well as industrial power units, Perkins’ 3.3-l 800D engines offer a 4% increase in power and a torque rise of 5% compared to predecessor engines, according to the company. For improved combustion efficiency, cylinder heads incorporate an advanced cross-flow design, and two-stage injection helps to ensure complete combustion without driving up in-cylinder pressure.
2008-06-19
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Deutz has developed a telemetry system for industrial engines that it says allow the engine and all machinery to be constantly evaluated in real time. By constantly monitoring engine and machine use and availability, customers can identify excess capacities and improve the efficiency of their vehicle fleets. The telematics work bi-directionally, providing remote access to defined functions as well as analyzing and monitoring the machine.
2008-06-19
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Comsol’s latest version of its engineering and scientific software environment for modeling and simulating physics-based systems, Comsol Multiphysics 3.4, runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Apple workstations. Among the most notable new features of version 3.4 is multicore processor support, which provides engineers and scientists with additional performance, solver speed, and accuracy when performing multiphysics simulations.
2008-06-19
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The Ecomix II transmission for concrete mixer trucks is smaller, lighter, and quieter than the first-generation Ecomix, says ZF. A new bearing design made it possible to significantly increase the output bearing strength, leading to enhanced rigidity during off-highway operation. The transmission is for mixer trucks with up to a 10-m3 (13-yd3) drum capacity and output torque of approximately 62,000 N·m (45,700 lb·ft).
2008-06-19
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Using quartz and sapphire components, high-powered lasers and scientific cameras researchers are able to see inside an operating engine—and that vision is proving to be a valuable aid for finding ways to reduce diesel emissions. Could this research hold the key to maximizing the benefits of low-temperature diesel combustion without incurring the typical emissions penalty?
2008-06-19
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Propelling Germany’s new armored tank, the Puma, will be a drive system from Tognum’s MTU Friedrichshafen. The engine for the system will be based on MTU’s Series 890 engines. It is a fourth-generation combat vehicle engine that evolved from applications in the Leopard I and II tanks and culminated in the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle currently slated for deployment in 2015.
2008-03-31
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While critics of Hummer may be quick to call the HX concept an exercise in green washing, such an assessment would be limiting. If anything, the HX represents a potentially wise business move on the part of General Motors, since a production version—perhaps dubbed the H4—would be a worthy competitor to the Jeep Wrangler.
2008-06-19
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Set for North American launch in 2008, Daimler’s new 14.8-L DD15 diesel introduces a turbo compound system that delivers up to 50 hp (37 kW) to the engine’s flywheel with no fuel penalty, and a hydraulically amplified common-rail fuel system that can deliver up to five injection events per combustion cycle. The four-engine family will share parts and some modules, with alternate versions to satisfy local regulations in Europe and Japan.
2008-03-31
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The 9-4X BioPower makes public Saab’s intentions to enter the growing crossover segment. It combines an engine optimized for ethanol with vehicle design elements developed by a team under Anthony Lo, General Motors Europe’s Director of Advanced Design.
2008-03-31
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While the France-based automaker has no action plans for re-entering the U.S. marketplace, the company is very active in the emerging markets.
2008-06-18
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Visteon and 3M team up to produce a demonstration concept showing what is possible today and tomorrow in vehicle interiors.
2008-03-31
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As China rolls out its HDTV format during preparations for this summer's Olympics, broadcasting to vehicles is a key requirement. The standard that came into use late last year will be deployed on thousands of buses and cars in Beijing during the games.
2008-03-31
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As government regulations spur automakers to trim emissions and fuel consumption, engine control systems are getting increased attention from chipmakers. Infineon has boosted the performance of its controllers, prompting BMW to tap the chipmaker's line for its M Series engine.
2008-03-31
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The arrival of the LoneStar signals Navistar’s bid to mesh a customized look with an aerodynamic design.
2008-06-30
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Because orbital drilling allows for drilling and finishing in a single operation, a fully implemented process can reduce drilling time by 50% over conventional methods, according to Novator. The need to disassemble the parts to remove burrs is eliminated.
2008-06-30
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Data from the tests of core components of a rocket engine from the Apollo era that carried the first Americans to the moon will help NASA build the next-generation engine that will power the new Ares launch vehicles, it says.
2008-06-30
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Eclipse Aviation will use an integrated software suite from Right Hemisphere to generate consistent and transferable manufacturing and maintenance procedures for its production facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and for its various service centers in the U.S.
2008-06-30
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Reducing cycle time and time to market while improving quality and efficiency are the benefits customers of Intercim’s Pertinence Suite can expect, according to the company. The Suite manages the entire production process, from design through final inspection.
2008-04-11
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Sound-reproduction specialist and Jaguar supplier Bowers & Wilkins has developed a new rear-of-speaker spiral diffuser designed to improve sound-system performance in cars and trucks. The first production system will be used in Jaguar's XF.
2008-05-07
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Schneider Electric recently launched what it calls the Automation and Control Innovation Center, a hands-on demonstration area at its facility in Raleigh, NC, designed to highlight the company’s ability to provide industrial solutions, not just products.
2008-06-05
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BMW continues to plan further developments of its Mini brand and has announced that a sports activity vehicle (SAV) version will be built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.
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