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2018-08-23
Demand for high-performance plastics (HPPs) is up across the aerospace industry, driven by such key trends as growing performance requirements, increased use of additive manufacturing or 3D printing, supply chain globalization, and tightening environmental regulations. Growing passenger traffic coupled with the need to reduce emissions – being accomplished through lightweighting, engine downsizing, and vehicle electrification – present opportunities for HPPs, research analysts at Frost & Sullivan in San Antonio, Texas, explain.
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2019-07-31
Acura’s latest video gives a look into what it takes to manufacture the second generation Acura NSX hybrid supercar at its Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio.
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2019-06-27
While GAC member companies have led the industry in introducing alternative propulsion technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the GAC supports “de-carbonizing” transportation, the organization says that there has been no modelling done to gauge the impact on the Canadian automotive sector.
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2019-05-01
Battery weight and power density is a major design consideration when it comes to electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. To reduce platform weight for next-generation electric vehicles, Atlanta-based Novelis, Inc. (Novelis) has used direct feedback from industry partners and automotive design engineers to develop the first aluminum sheet battery enclosure.
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2019-04-11
Goodfellow’s process involves breaking methane gas – a very potent greenhouse gas – into hydrogen and elemental carbon atoms in a plasma reactor. The carbon atoms recombine into graphene sheets in the hydrogen atmosphere.
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2019-03-05
SAE International has published a new recommended practice for assessing the amount of nonvolatile particulate matter (nvPM) that exits aircraft engine exhaust nozzles – ARP6481: Procedure for the Calculation of Non-Volatile Particulate Matter Sampling and Measurement System Losses and System Loss Correction Factors
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2018-04-02
In reviewing Obama-era vehicle-emissions standards dictated aggressive fuel-economy standards for the years 2022-2025, the U.S. EPA said that in light of current market conditions and consumer preferences, the regulations should be revised.
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2018-08-08
SAE International in Warrendale, Pa., is inviting members of the mobility engineering community to participate in the SAE Additive Manufacturing Webinar: Considerations When Integrating Additive Manufacturing into Aerospace and Ground Vehicle Development and Production Environments on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT.
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2018-12-27
Two new installments in the burgeoning SAE International Podcast Series cast a spotlight on additive manufacturing, which is fueling innovation, greater efficiencies, and the future of mobility engineering. Additive manufacturing continues to advance and transform mobility engineering, as aerospace and automotive firms increasingly adopt and invest in 3D printing technologies, which are becoming more capable and cost-effective.
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2019-09-09
Siemens PLM Software has transformed into Siemens Digital Industries Software, reaffirming its focus on enabling digital industries and merging virtual and real worlds in software, hardware, design, and manufacturing. “Every industry we serve – from aerospace and automotive to electronic design – is transforming,” Siemens PLM Software officials in Plano, Texas, acknowledge. Siemens PLM Software, too, is undergoing a transformation, having just changed its name to Siemens Digital Industries Software.
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2018-12-07
Just down the road from SAE International’s headquarters in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, Mark Sokalski has been quietly working out how to maximize piston-driven engine efficiency – with an internal combustion engine mechanism that doesn’t follow the norm.
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2019-08-12
Olli – Phoenix-based Local Motors’ self-driving shuttle – is currently in use at a major business park in Rancho Cordova, California for its first business use pilot program. According to Local Motors, the 12-passenger autonomous vehicle is the world's first to be co-created at distributed microfactories using additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) techniques.
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