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Rolls-Royce reveals a Vision of its future

2016-06-20
Making extensive use of 3D printing techniques, the Vision Next 100 is Rolls-Royce's design and engineering teams' forward-reaching concept of super-luxury mobility over the next century.
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Molded seals

2016-08-10
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics features a large inventory of standard size molded Quad Brand family of products including Quad O-Rings, Quad-Rings and Quad Rubber Balls for sealing in a range of industry applications.
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Smart force sensor

2016-07-06
Design engineers can now rapidly evaluate and deploy new human-machine interface devices using Maxim Integrated Products’ MAXREFDES82# smart force sensor reference design, according to the company.
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BMW i3 battery replacement is $16,000

2016-08-04
What does it cost to replace an EV battery at the retail level? For a BMW i3 a new battery will set owners back about $16,000, according to Dr. Christian Cozzarini, BMW Department Head, Environmental Engineering, who spoke at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars.
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Sustainable transformation—the Daimler way

2016-08-05
Anke Kleinschmit, Daimler AG's Vice President Group Research and Sustainability and Chief Environmental Officer, talks with Automotive Engineering about when to expect all-electric Mercedes-Benz sedans, the realistic timeline for autonomous technology and other strategic industry issues.
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Big-time 3D printing: building an excavator, layer by layer

2016-08-02
3D printing a car is impressive enough; building an excavator, layer by layer, is downright unimaginable. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have not only imagined it, they plan to execute it next spring at ConExpo/Con-Agg in Las Vegas with a live demonstration.
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Driving the CAR toward 54.5 mpg

2016-07-26
As President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Dr. Baron and his research teams are engaged with technology issues across a broad front, but even a brief conversation with him reveals his deep passion for plants, advanced processes and materials. Get him talking about Lightweighting and he won’t stop.
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Corrosion-resistant bearings extend equipment lifetimes in severe environments

2016-07-11
In harsh environments, relatively small problems like corrosion in a bearing can stop multi-million dollar vehicles where they stand. SKF and Textron are betting that bearings made with high nitrogen corrosion resistant (HNCR) stainless steel technology can reduce downtime on a military landing craft.
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Electric vacuum pump for brake systems

2016-07-01
HELLA’s electrically driven vacuum pump for vehicle brake systems is designed to provide on-demand brake-system vacuum for high-efficiency gasoline engines, diesels and turbo- and super-charged engines, as well as hybrid or full electric powertrains.
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2017 Nissan Titan gets new platform, powertrain, cab and bed features

2016-08-15
Nissan's second-generation full-size pickup adds its first-ever single cab, a direct-injection V8 and 7-speed transmission plus significantly improved vehicle aerodynamics and NVH attenuation. While there's no net mass reduction versus the previous Titan, fuel efficiency has been improved 28%.
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