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2010-02-05
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Government-funded research programs, large-scale computing, and nanotechnology are a few of the areas that experts believe will drive the deployment of new energy technologies.
2009-01-14
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QuesTek Innovations LLC has been awarded three Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to develop new metal alloys for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. The Evanston, IL-based materials solutions company will apply its proprietary Materials by Design R&D process to the design and development of the alloys.
2010-03-01
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A "glow-in-the-dark" safety coating system—originally developed under a NAVAIR contract by Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings and Defense Holdings Inc. for use on aircraft on naval carriers—is now available in the civilian aviation market. AfterGlo could also find application in other transportation segments—for markings and stripes on combat vehicles or for antennas, for example.
2014-10-29
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NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on an advanced rocket-engine thrust chamber assembly using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology. Full-scale demonstration is the next step in the technology’s development path.
2009-01-10
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Mazda Motor Corp. claims a world first with the application of its single-nanocatalyst technology, which is said to control material structures on an even smaller scale than nanotechnology, in the underfloor catalytic converter in the new Mazda3 (known as the Mazda Axela in Japan) when it goes on sale this year.
2013-04-15
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The truck maker's Project Horizon concept showcases technology related to aerodynamics, lighting, and chassis that could be on the road within 24 to 36 months.
2014-02-26
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Technical sessions focused on interiors at the SAE 2014 World Congress span the designated technology areas, including electronics, materials, and safety/testing. One example in the electronics area, to take place April 8 at 9:30 a.m., covers multi-media systems. As part of the discussion, Takata researchers will present new touchscreen concepts such as a smart display surface that could benefit steering-wheel design.
2012-04-25
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Stefan Land, Vice President of Roof Systems at Inteva Products, sees the market for panoramic roof systems expanding, particularly in China and North America. At the SAE 2012 World Congress, Land discussed with SAE Magazines a range of roof-system technology trends.
2013-09-23
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NASA has selected six companies to participate in a government/industry partnership to advance composite materials research and certification; the project seeks to reduce the time for development, verification, and regulatory acceptance of new composite materials and structures.
2013-04-22
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Kevin Woock, Henkel's Global Market Segment Manager for Automotive, explains how the Bonderite Flex Process, which uses zirconium oxide pretreatment instead of conventional zinc phosphating, enables processing of up to 85% aluminum content on vehicles vs. 25% with zinc phosphate coating.
2009-04-23
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Beryllium is not a new material in the aerospace and military sectors. It has long been used in support of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) programs begun over a half century ago, before branching into other applications such as satellites and airborne systems. And more recently, the metal is still branching into new areas, a notable one being in UAVs.
2015-10-12
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TRB Lightweight Structures recently released an aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for interior applications, expanding the application areas for its range of composite flat panels. Recent investments for manufacturing composites include the procurement of a new 3- x 1.5-m autoclave system.
2011-09-22
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A national team of experts will explore the promise of three-dimensional nanomaterials with the help of a recently awarded U.S. Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant totaling more than $7 million over five years.
2010-04-23
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The Lockheed Martin-led team developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle has completed fabrication of the world’s largest heat shield structure. The high-temperature composite material system, which is also suitable for commercial applications such as automobiles and heavy vehicles, was developed by the Lockheed Martin Orion thermal protection system team in partnership with TenCate Advanced Composites.
2008-04-25
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For the past 30 years, aluminum content per vehicle has grown every year. "I think [in the future] we'll see increased aluminum content in structural chassis parts -- everything from engine cradles to A-pillars, B-pillars, full spaceframes, etc.," said Alcoa's Kevin Kramer. A technology the company is confident will make further inroads is its proprietary Alcoa Vacuum Die Casting.
2012-12-20
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Lightweight materials will make the greatest impact in helping medium- and heavy-duty trucks achieve upcoming greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency regulations, according to respondents to an online poll posted on SAE Off-Highway Engineering Online and Automotive Engineering International Online for two weeks in late November and early December.
2012-10-19
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Weight reduction is already a significant consideration in companies’ product development efforts, and the emphasis is only going to increase in the years ahead, according to SAE-member survey respondents.
2012-02-24
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3M and Chesapeake Energy Corp. are collaborating to design, manufacture, and market a portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks for use in various transportation sectors in the U.S. The companies note that currently the fuel tank on a CNG vehicle is its most expensive single component but claim that the new CNG tanks stemming from their partnership will reduce costs and increase performance.
2012-12-05
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Along with optimized design, including the integration of functions for individual components, new materials for heavy-truck applications are leading ZF’s lightweight charge. One example on display at the IAA show was a “study” of a four-point link made from glass-fiber-reinforced plastic that reduces weight by 25% compared to the standard cast component.
2011-08-10
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Advanced solar-control glass can alleviate the A/C system’s workload and is about 10% lighter than similar-thickness tempered glass—both of which can contribute to better fuel economy/freight efficiency as well as increased range in electrified vehicles.
2015-05-20
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A custom tractor-trailer technology demonstrator built by Alcoa is outfitted with various current and “soon-to-be-available” aluminum solutions that altogether can reduce the weight of a tractor-trailer by up to 2500 lb (1135 kg) compared to traditional steel components.
2015-08-12
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TE Connectivity’s aluminum COPALUM Lite sealed terminals and splices provide fast, easy terminations for aerospace applications, while reducing weight up to 60%. The company's INSTALITE RoHS-compliant braid, which offers high electrical performance over a range of frequencies, is up to 50% lighter than traditional braid.
2011-03-11
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Automobiles traditionally have been assembled using either unitized or body-on-frame construction. Uni-Chassis from Theodore & Associates provides an alternative by connecting stressed front and rear powertrain/suspension structures to a rigid backbone, eliminating the frame. The proof-of-concept chassis will be displayed for the first time at the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit.
2016-01-01
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GE’s proprietary scatter|correct technology enhances defect detection and analysis as well as 3D metrology in mobility sectors including aerospace, automotive, and off-highway. It can be applied to high scattering materials such as steel and aluminum, composites, and multi-material samples.
2008-06-30
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With a surface composed of tightly packed nanostructures that resemble tiny nails, thus the term “nanonails,” University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers and their colleagues from Bell Laboratories have created a material that can repel almost any liquid. But with a jolt of electricity, the liquid on the surface slips past the heads of the nanonails and spreads out between their shanks, wetting the surface completely.
2009-03-17
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The “hot section” of jet engines—i.e., combustor and turbine areas—has long been the domain of materials such as superalloys, but GE Aviation is working hard at substituting these with durable, lightweight composite components.
2011-05-18
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One of the rarest elements in the Earth's crust, rhenium features unique properties that make it desirable for various industries, including applications in aerospace such as jet engines.
2009-02-04
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The old saying, “If you’re not improving, you’re getting worse,” can very easily be applied to the materials development world. Design engineers, metallurgists, tribologists, process personnel, and others are constantly working to offer better performance, higher quality, lower overall cost, and simpler processing from their products; steel is no exception.
2015-06-10
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Automotive Engineering is serving as media partner for the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award. In collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the annual award recognizes achievements in lightweighting across the automotive industry and will be presented during the CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS), August 3-5 in Traverse City, MI.
2009-01-05
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QuesTek Innovations LLC has been awarded three Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to develop new metal alloys for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. The design and development of a new titanium alloy, for the U.S.
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