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2013-12-06
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If smaller and thinner particles can be aligned in a certain way, it may be possible for a battery to hold a charge 50% longer than current batteries can.
2015-01-13
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It has been 10 years since an all-new Toyota Tacoma launched in the North American market.
2011-02-05
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Federal-Mogul's latest evolution of pistons, cylinder liners, and bearings are stronger and more durable than ever, making the new designs capable of handling the increased cylinder pressures and thermal loads produced by highly boosted heavy-duty diesel engines.
2012-10-23
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A retired military officer who was the development manager for the U.S. Department of Defense's $3 trillion, six-year Future Year Defense Plan wants suppliers to know that the military wants innovative product solutions.
2017-04-05
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Rather than limit itself to three-year product planning cycles, Freudenberg is also looking 35 years into the future to further drive its R&D work.
2008-03-31
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Chrysler’s traditional approach to vehicle development has taken a detour as engineers recently started using bio-mimetic topology optimization and an advanced engineering process as a means of designing safer, lighter automobiles. The new process helps to identify which body-in-white zones have the highest strain as well as prime locations for the various critical load paths on the vehicle.
2011-03-30
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Parts produced by Indo-MIM are used throughout the vehicle and include sensor housings, seatbelt mechanisms, brake parts, and ABS components.
2014-09-16
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A racecar fitted with a prototype rear suspension will compete in the Sports Car Club of America's 2015 season as a proof-of-concept demonstrator for using thermoplastic composite suspension components in future light-duty vehicle production applications.
2014-09-16
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Steel, aluminum, and plastics are vying for additional assignments as automakers look for ways to lightweight vehicles to meet the U.S. government's 2025-mandated 54.5-mpg fleet average.
2011-12-28
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The supplier's Pret-a-Porter demonstrator dresses interior touch points in a cocoon of luxurious accents and novel technologies.
2010-06-04
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The Evolution will be the supplier's first seat to use so many patented technologies. Two of them, Lear EVO Structure and ECO Padding, are new to the market in 2010. The EVO Mini Recliner becomes part of the Evolution Seat in 2011.
2008-03-31
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Kolbenschmidt Pierburg, a supplier of engine components and systems, is pumping up its pump business, focusing on high-growth world markets, and getting the lead out of some of its products to meet upcoming European and U.S. lead-free mandates.
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.
2008-10-13
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After being showcased on two recent concept vehicles, a hybrid thermoplastic composite gets its commercial launch as the first SABIC Innovative Plastics and Azdel-developed grade appropriate for offline painting, with future grades intended for uses in online painting operations.
2015-01-23
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Expect to see more body-in-white and other vehicle applications using advanced high-strength steel in future model years.
2010-03-31
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A transverse axle layout and a strut module with integrated wheel carrier are design proposals from ZF that spotlight weight reduction by putting an accent on composite usage.
2008-07-29
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A supplier of automotive leather has facilities in numerous locales around the world.
2008-10-13
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The route to a different material solution begins with an idea. In the plastics composite arena, researchers and engineers at General Motors are flush with ideas.
2012-08-30
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Reducing a vehicle's mass opens the door for a downsized engine and transmission, a lighter cradle and body structure, smaller wheels and brakes, as well as a weight-slimmed suspension. The start point for this ripple effect is materials.
2010-03-15
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The pressure buildup that occurs during hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle engine-off times will not be problematic for a forthcoming plastic fuel tank.
2011-01-14
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The supplier's ie3 demonstration concept shows how stretch fabric, a headliner with integrated audio, as well as other interior and electronic technologies can radically alter future production vehicles.
2010-11-30
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Automakers and the supply chain are checking out the latest machinery for assembling instrument panels, door trim, headliners, and other interior plastics at a new technical center in Michigan.
2009-01-28
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This spring, the company begins production in Japan of a new radiator tank made from an organic compound derived from castor oil.
2013-01-15
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Coining a British term that describes well-tailored attire, the Bespoke interior concept represents Johnson Controls' design pitch for a premium vehicle.
2011-03-14
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Cosma International engineers have produced a bimetallic engine cradle that meets General Motors' design and performance requirements.
2009-03-27
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The sound-deadening headliner in the 2010 Buick LaCrosse uses padding made from discarded cardboard packaging containers. It is the first General Motors application of Federal-Mogul's QuietShield GRN. Applications for QuietShield GRN are also appropriate for other industries, including aerospace.
2008-03-31
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A muffler operates in a high-temperature environment bathed in water and acids, which underscores why passenger vehicles are fitted with metal—not plastic—exhaust systems. By the end of the decade, though, vehicles could be adorned with a plastic exhaust system.
2013-06-04
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North America's largest supplier of vehicle interior coverstocks expects the production-debut of its new sustainable synthetic covering in the 2017 model year.
2014-12-23
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Plastic composite parts outnumber bio-based material vehicle applications, but "green" projects are making inroads by overcoming various hurdles.
2015-01-14
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The Concepts for Advanced Sustainability in Polyurethanes vehicle features polyurethane foams made from recycled content and bio-based polyols.
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