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2010-04-20
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Ceradyne Inc., in conjunction with Turner Strategic Technologies LLC, has been awarded a contract for the supply and installation of protective armor for the command station of nine new 35-m (115-ft) patrol vessels being manufactured for the Iraqi Navy by Swiftships.
2009-02-13
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Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Trucks North America have chosen HUSS for their new retrofit diesel particulate filter solution to allow operators of older-model Mack and Volvo trucks to meet stringent new emissions requirements approved by California environmental regulators in December 2008.
2008-03-31
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Three variations on a theme, the theme being environmentally responsible cars propelled by advanced powertrain systems. In a nutshell, that describes Chrysler’s intent with the three very different-looking—but technology-wise, somewhat similar—concept vehicles it revealed in January at the NAIAS.
2008-04-25
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Key to the ultimate success of plug-in hybrids, as well as other hybrids and all-electric vehicles, is the battery technology, with lithium-ion batteries garnering much attention from automakers and suppliers, including lesser-known companies working with nanomaterials to enhance performance. One such company is Altair Nanotechnologies, which has developed a nano-lithium titanate (nLTO) spinel material for batteries.
2008-04-25
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Nanostellar uses Rational Catalyst Design, which combines computational nanoscience and advanced synthetic chemistry, to overcome the limitations of materials currently being used in emissions-control technologies. The company determined that the addition of gold to the platinum/palladium alloy used in more recent diesel catalytic converters is beneficial in terms of cost and performance.
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.
2008-06-19
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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.
2008-06-30
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Several Alcoa-developed high-performance alloys and products produced from its worldwide operations are being used on China’s first home-produced regional jet, the ARJ21-700.
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.
2008-06-30
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Quatro Composites, a designer and manufacturer of carbon-fiber molded products, has been awarded three contracts to supply carbon-fiber panels to airframers and Tier 1 suppliers for drill qualification and assembly training.
2008-06-30
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Scorpius Space Launch Co. (SSLC) is capitalizing on—and contributing to—a growing trend in the aerospace industry: the increasing use of composite materials in place of more traditional metals. One has to look no further than the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which according to market research company Lucintel uses about 50% composites by structural weight, as evidence.
2008-06-24
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Webasto’s BlueCool Truck bunk cooler is gaining momentum as the transportation industry increasingly seeks “green” technology solutions. The supplier recently received California’s Air Resources Board approval for its zero-emissions, engine-off bunk cooling system. New California standards for air quality took effect on January 1, 2008, limiting idling of truck engines to no more than five minutes (in non-traffic situations).
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.
2008-03-31
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More and more vehicles are entering the dealer showroom loaded with advanced safety and convenience features such as lane-departure warning and parking assistance. Valeo has revealed two aftermarket products—the Guideo advanced multivision module and the Beep∥k/Keeper parking-assistance system with anti-bump alert—that offer such functions and more.
2008-03-31
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The planet wheels in Voith Turbo’s new DIWA.5 automatic gearboxes rotate against DuPont Vespel thrust washers separating them from the planet-wheel carrier. Developed for public transit buses by Voith Turbo, of Heidenheim, Germany, the thrust washers made of DuPont Vespel SP21 polyimide provide a low-abrasion function while working in an environment with high relative rotating speeds of more than 20,000 rpm between the components.
2011-11-16
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Caterpillar Inc. plans to build a mining truck facility in Batam, Indonesia, to produce a range of chassis and bodies that will be shipped to customers throughout Asia-Pacific. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman announced the growth plans for mining at the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit “because much of the global demand for commodities today is being driven by the positive economic growth and development that is taking place in the growth markets of the Asia-Pacific region.”
2011-10-03
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Polaris Industries Inc. has received a $54 million, three-year contract to provide all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), spare parts, and trailers to Afghan and Iraqi security forces, the U.S. government, and other allied governments.
2011-10-03
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The Timken Co. has agreed to acquire privately held Drives LLC for $92 million in cash. Drives is a Fulton, IL-based manufacturer of highly engineered drive-chains, roller-chains, and conveyor augers for the agricultural and industrial markets.
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.
2011-08-26
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ALTe Powertrain Technologies has developed a modular range-extended electric powertrain (REEP) system that specifically targets light- and medium-duty fleet vehicles such as delivery trucks, vans, and shuttle buses for retrofit application—and eventually maybe as an original-equipment option. The company projects an 80 to 200% improvement in fuel economy with a REEP installation.
2011-08-18
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PPG’s Opticor advanced transparency material is the first new transparent plastic developed in more than 50 years for aerospace applications, according to Anthony Stone, Global Director for New Business Development and Innovations for Transparencies.
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.
2011-09-10
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The 2012 Civic lineup adds a high fuel-economy variant to go with the re-engineered sedan, coupe, Si, hybrid, and natural gas models, each of which boasts better fuel efficiency thanks in large part to aero enhancements and lightweight designs. And, a first for Honda, the Civic Hybrid now incorporates a Li-ion battery vs. the previous NiMH type.
2011-09-02
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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has completed the previously announced acquisition of the shares of Sensor-NITE Group Companies from Elex Group. Sensor-NITE is a manufacturer of high-temperature sensors used in the exhaust aftertreatment systems of diesel and advanced gasoline engines.
2011-09-02
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Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engine and Power Products Division plans to begin rating its engines in accordance with SAE J2723 starting in September. Kawasaki believes this “critical power” rating will alleviate end-user confusion over horsepower labeling and “usable” power.
2011-09-02
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UQM Technologies Inc. has expanded into the marine hybrid-electric market through collaboration with ReGen Nautic USA Inc. to develop multiple UQM PowerPhase-based propulsion systems. ReGen Nautic is working with several marine OEMs to provide these systems as options for powering yachts, trawlers, and larger sailing boats.
2011-09-07
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Tennessee-based Diesel Engine Parts Corp. (or DHPS, for company’s founding name Diesel Head and Parts Service) has expanded its diesel-engine cylinder head remanufacturing capacity using its refined fusion-welding process, which helps commercial, military, and governmental organizations meet “reuse and recycle” goals.
2011-10-13
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Eck Industries Inc. has teamed with military- and specialty-vehicle axle manufacturer AxleTech International to deliver lightweight cast components made from A206 aluminum alloy, including a new steering knuckle that saves about 60 lb (27 kg) per axle on a military vehicle (the specific truck, OEM, and vehicle details could not be disclosed).
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