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2008-03-31
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In a move to protect the environment through self-regulation, SAE International, on behalf of industry, is pursuing a voluntary program under which automakers could tout compliance to an evaluation procedure outlined in an SAE standard (J2727) aimed at reducing refrigerant leakage from vehicle A/C systems.
2008-06-30
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For the average person, what constitutes a hot day is subjective. The same with a cold day. For aerospace engineers, though, it’s not subjective—and there’s a new SAE standard to prove it. The S-15, Gas Turbine Performance Simulation Nomenclature and Interfaces Committee, recently published ARP210, “Definition of Commonly Used Day Types (Atmospheric Ambient Temperature Characteristics Versus Pressure Altitude).”
2008-06-30
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Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing has undergone a number of changes. Yes, its very name has been expanded to better reflect the new focus of the magazine. But these changes are based on significant customer feedback and research and have been implemented with only one objective in mind: to benefit the reader.
2008-03-31
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“Is an extremely affordable car a good thing?” As is the case with most topics, this answer depends on your viewpoint and frame of reference.
2008-06-30
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Two recently published SAE International standards (AS5725 and AS5653) address communications between aircraft and weapons systems. AS5725 concerns the interface for miniature mission stores, and AS5653defines a high-speed fiber channel network to improve the capability of MIL-STD-1760 to transfer digital data between aircraft/platforms, carriage systems, and mission stores.
2010-12-01
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The need for knowledge to help understand EVs, HEVs, PHEVs, and their expanding technologies has sparked the creation of SAE International's new Vehicle Electrification website.
2011-04-18
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The auto industry can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions and energy usage, but people’s habits will have to change. A key factor will be the shift to hybrids and electric vehicles, Coventry University Professor Peter White said during the SAE 2011 World Congress.
2008-03-31
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On April 30, I will retire from SAE International after 34 years of service. In this, my penultimate “Focus” article, I thought that an appropriate subject would be change.
2008-06-30
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Among Aerospace Recommended Practices (ARPs) recently adopted by SAE International is ARP 5757, Guidelines for Engine Component Tests. It was developed to provide a standard for substantiation of aircraft engine component airworthiness, according to ARP5757 sponsor Jim Schmohe of GE-Aviation.
2008-06-30
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The idea behind SAE International’s Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening conference and exhibition slated for September 16-18 in Charleston, SC, is to round up a bunch of manufacturing engineers in an appropriate venue, provide them with some organized learning and sharing opportunities, then turn them loose.
2008-06-30
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SAE International has formed a new committee, E-1, to address all facets of how the aerospace industry responds to environmental requirements contained “in rules, regulations, and law.”
2008-10-10
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“Designers and engineers can actually build more waste into a product in one afternoon than an army of manufacturing engineers can take out in an entire life cycle of that vehicle,” said John Waraniak, Vice President of Vehicle Technology at SEMA, driving home the point that OEMs need to collaborate with the aftermarket upfront to achieve what he calls “lean customization.”
2008-06-24
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As moderator for an SAE World Congress panel session, Michael Robinet, Vice President of Global Vehicle Forecasts for CSM Worldwide, presented some interesting data about the shifting landscape of the global customer. He noted that wealth for the average global citizen is expected to increase 75% by 2030, driven mainly by emerging markets such as Russia, China, and India.
2008-06-24
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As might be expected at the “Globalization and the Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility” session at the SAE World Congress, the panelists truly reflected the global nature of the topic. Executives from Germany, India, Russia, a German company in Brazil, and a Japanese company in the U.S. shared their expertise on globalization and where it’s headed.
2008-06-19
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Incremental improvements to the gasoline engine remain at the forefront of the race to meet the 35 mpg by 2020 regulation—a 40% increase—and recent price increases in diesel fuel may limit diesel engine inroads to light trucks, an SAE 2008 World Congress panel on fuel economy agreed.
2008-06-30
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SAE International has adopted ARP4418A, an aerospace recommended practice that provides guidance to measure contaminant levels in engine bleed air used in aircraft environmental control systems.
2008-03-31
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During the recent SAE Commercial Vehicle Congress & Exhibition, Jack Curcio—former President and CEO of Mack Truck—received the Inaugural Commercial Vehicle Sector Lifetime Achievement Award. In a conversation with Jack, who over the years has significantly contributed to both SAE and the industries we serve, he attributed his success in life to always doing the best job possible.
2008-06-30
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For a guy who said he did not have the obligatory joke to go with his speech, engineer extraordinaire David Urie managed to coax quite a few laughs out of his AeroTech audience.
2011-11-16
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So for the sake of expediency, I thought it might be useful to pull what I believe are significant and frank quotes and comments out of my Reporter’s Notebook and offer them here.
2011-11-16
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The laptop world has nothing on the automotive industry when it comes to meeting rigorous battery specs.
2011-11-15
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The cathode is the "energy-carrying heart" of the lithium-ion battery, according to Umicore's Tom Van Billinghen, and rethinking its materials and design is key to helping to reduce Li-ion battery costs.
2011-11-16
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Purpose-designed for EVs, the permanent-magnet-type motor will see its production launch in a few months.
2011-11-15
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SHANGHAI, CHINA—Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2011—“Me-chem-tronics” is the convergence of mechanical, chemical, and electrical/electronics engineering skills that are defining automotive product development jobs now and in the future, due to new vehicle designs, powertrains, and materials.
2011-11-15
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SHANGHAI, CHINA—Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2011—One of the auto industry’s most respected battery experts is cautiously optimistic that a Chevrolet Volt battery fire that occurred weeks after a government crash test won’t affect the public’s attitude toward EVs.
2011-11-15
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Blog from the 2011 SAE International Batteries and E-Motors Summit SHANGHAI, CHINA, Monday evening, Nov. 14, 2011—China’s bold plan to produce 1 million electric vehicles per year by 2015 is being reevaluated by the Beijing government, with much work to be done on a revised plan, according to a top Chinese automotive official in his Nov. 14 keynote address at the 2011 SAE International Vehicle Battery Summit.
2011-11-17
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“We expect increases in raw material prices—there will be no relaxation in the future,” warned Dr. Wolfgang Bernhart, a partner with strategy consultants Roland Berger.
2011-11-17
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The global auto industry uses more than 80% of the world’s dysprosium, the total annual production of which is about 1000 t (1100 ton)—“and it’s all mined in Szechuan, China,” said SAE International E-Motors Symposium speaker Jack Lifton, Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research.
2011-11-22
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Millions of kids have benefited from the science, technology, engineering, and math skills that are the foundation of the AWIM program.
2011-10-05
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Individuals who possess technical expertise and who wish to influence the future direction of standards are invited to participate in the SAE International committees noted below.
2011-08-12
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A strategic partnership in vehicular technology related to the smart grid between the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and SAE International is helping in development of a global coupler and accompanying smart grid communications capabilities for charging plug-in vehicles.
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