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2013-04-22
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U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on April 23-24 will hold a hearing focusing on the design and certification of the 787's battery system.
2009-12-08
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GKN Aerospace has purchased its first industrial standard microwave oven, becoming one of only a few industrial organizations worldwide to own a machine for its own research use.
2012-03-14
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Bridgestone is undertaking research in the United States to develop the Guayule plant as an alternative source of rubber. The company says the perennial shrub native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico produces natural rubber in its bark and roots.
2014-10-21
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Novelis has officially opened what it claims is China's first plant dedicated to the production of heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet, making the company the only one producing automotive aluminum sheet in all three of the world's major automobile producing regions: Asia, Europe, and North America.
2008-12-08
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Two SAE International cooperative research programs (CRPs) sponsored by most of the world's largest automakers have found that the alternative refrigerant HFO1234yf offers "significant environmental benefits" while posing no significant risks related to safety (e.g., toxicology, flammability) when used in vehicle A/C systems.
2009-07-31
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A new conductive material is the focus of research under a joint project announced July 30 by lithium-ion battery maker EnerDel and automaker Nissan. The joint research for a new electrolyte will take place at the U.S.
2011-10-19
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The use of a nickel, manganese, and cobalt (NMC) cathode materials for use in lithium-ion batteries is expected to increase under a licensing agreement that allows Umicore to make and sell the materials developed by 3M.
2012-10-05
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Working with supplier 3M, General Motors engineers have developed what they claim is an industry-first LED taillight technology that delivers a soft, uniform red glow in a complex and unique shape. It is being deployed first on the MY2013 Buick Enclave, then will be cascaded to other Buick models, the company says.
2014-04-30
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Granta Design at the recent SAE 2014 World Congress launched the Automotive Materials Consortium (AutoMatlC) that will bring together OEMs and suppliers in the automotive and off-highway sectors to develop best practices for materials information and use.
2009-06-04
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Hitachi claims to have developed a lithium-ion battery having the world's highest power density for onboard applications at 4500 W/kg—1.7 times the output of the company's current mass-produced, automotive Li-ion batteries.
2009-02-05
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Meridian Automotive Systems Inc. on Feb. 4 announced plans to install sheet molding compounding (SMC) capabilities at its plant in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. At peak production, the recently constructed plant will be capable of producing approximately 75 million lb (34 million kg) of SMC annually.
2011-07-18
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Traditional aluminum alloys are being replaced by titanium and composites in many aerospace applications because when aluminum is bonded to composites, aluminum begins to corrode.
2008-12-09
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Engineers at Valenite decided to take an alternative approach to adapting existing cutting fluids to fit an industry. Focusing on total costs and throughput improvement, Valenite developed ValCOOL Aerotech VP from the ground up for the aerospace industry.
2014-02-26
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President Barack Obama on Feb. 25 announced that the creation of two “manufacturing innovation hubs” in which the public and private sectors will work together to “bridge the gap between applied research and product development by bringing together companies, universities, and other academic and training institutions.”
2012-10-19
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SAE International is working with global automakers to investigate the formation of a new Cooperative Research Program (CRP) regarding 1234yf refrigerant. The formation of the group is in response to a Daimler AG press release on Sept. 25 that questioned the safe use of the refrigerant.
2012-02-01
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Johnson Controls on Jan. 31 announced that it has formed a development relationship with luxury mattress manufacturer Harrison Spinks to integrate pocketed coil spring mattress technology into an automotive seat concept called ComfortThin.
2011-09-22
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Alcoa plans a $300 million expansion of its rolled products plant in Davenport, IA, to meet rising demand for automotive aluminum sheet and plate. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.
2008-12-30
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Honda Motor Co. and GS Yuasa Corp. have agreed to create a joint venture for the production of lithium-ion batteries for applications with a central focus on hybrid-electric vehicles. The new company, which the two partners hope to officially establish by spring 2009 with a capitalization of about ¥15 billion, will also conduct research into Li-ion technology.
2013-08-29
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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new oxygen "sponge" that can easily absorb or shed oxygen atoms at low temperatures. Materials with these novel characteristics would be useful in devices such as rechargeable batteries, sensors, gas converters, and fuel cells.
2012-01-30
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Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Michigan-based REL Inc. on Jan. 17 announced that they are working on a one-piece aluminum-composite brake rotor that they estimate will shave about 30 lb (14 kg) from a midsize sedan while offering triple the brake life expectancy. 
2009-08-31
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Federal-Mogul Corp. has developed a fuel-cell gasket technology that capitalizes on the industry shift from two-dimensional stamped fiber gaskets toward more advanced elastomer molded products. The technology involves small engineered elastomeric beads molded in a thin layer onto carriers that provide superior sealing performance in a thin fuel-cell stack.
2009-03-26
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There is intense focus at the moment on the machine tools used on aerospace composite parts. High-carbon-content composites cause rapid tool wear, which translates into slower production cycles and higher tool costs. Custom tool maker Amamco has a solution.
2010-11-07
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Hitco Carbon Composites uses a purpose-built five-axis profile beam milling machine designed by Bertsche to make the CFRP structural members.
2014-02-24
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Constellium N.V. and UACJ Corp. recently announced their intention to form a joint venture for production of aluminum automotive sheet for body-in-white (BIW) applications. The companies plan to invest $150 million in a new plant that will include a continuous heat treatment and conversion line with an initial target capacity of 100,000 t (110,000 ton) supplied by cold-rolled coils from both partners’ rolling mills.
2014-08-13
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As alternatives to silicon (Si), use of wide-bandgap materials (WBGs) such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) for power electronics in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles can have a major impact on systems and overall vehicle costs, according to a Lux Research report.
2010-11-11
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The company says that what sets the D500 apart from other five-axis models is the combination of dynamic speed and good accuracy, while its stiffness and rigidity make it ideal for machining tough materials such as titanium.
2011-06-07
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Already a producer of other materials for batteries, BASF will add electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries to its portfolio. The German company's first products will be commercially available by year's end.
2012-12-12
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Two heavyweights in the automotive and aerospace industries are joining minds on lighter materials. BMW and Boeing on Dec. 12 announced they would do joint research on carbon-fiber recycling and share knowledge about the material and its manufacture.
2009-09-03
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Saft recently won a $9 million contract to supply lithium-ion batteries for six new satellites for a U.S. Government program. The batteries will use Saft’s VL 48E (48 A·h) cells, which are specifically configured to meet the satellites’ bus size and power needs for space missions.
2013-10-28
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Heavy use of automation, a strong concern for environmental impact, and innovation in materials and processing technologies are major elements in the BMW i3 body manufacturing story.
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