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2017-09-19
Materion Corp.'s real world testing of new piston ring technology to help reduce downsized engines' emissions enters new phase.
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2016-08-15
Smalley Steel Ring has expanded its bearing preload (SSB) series to add diameters ranging from 9 to 13 mm.
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2016-08-15
Dow Corning offers a new silver-metallic color for a proven Molykote brand anti-friction coating (AFC) to enhance design options for reducing friction, noise and wear on various automotive components.
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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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2015-02-03
Hitachi Metals offers Hercunite-S heat-resistant steel casting for exhaust systems to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.
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2014-09-23
Mercedes-Benz is replacing aluminum pistons with a new generation of high-strength steel in some of its car diesel engines.
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2014-04-30
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2016-02-04
Stanyl PA46 from DSM has been chosen for low-friction slide shoes within the timing system of turbocharged gasoline engines.
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2018-03-20
The battle to create the lightest, strongest pickup cargo bed intensifies yet again, as carbon fiber debuts as the bed material for the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali.
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2018-01-16
Automotive acoustic and textile solutions global supplier Auria Solutions, Ltd. (Southfield, MI) has established its headquarters facility in metro Detroit.
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2017-12-12
LEMO recently redesigned the outer shell for its S series connectors with LEMO’s “chocolate block” look (shown).
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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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2018-08-29
Bye Aerospace completed the first flight of its solar electric technology demonstrator prototype. The first flight – on August 20 – and subsequent flight tests occurred at Northern Colorado Regional Airport and will provide crucial flight data required for the development of Bye Aerospace’s “StratoAirNet” and “Solesa” families of medium-altitude aircraft systems.
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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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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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2019-06-27
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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2019-07-12
Electronic controls have been increasingly implemented into vehicles and their performance continuously improves. The two companies aim to establish new joint venture company in April 2020 to develop next-generation solid state conductive materials.
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2019-05-28
At the convergence of 3D-printing and lithium battery technology, Hong Kong researchers develop a promising textile-based, foldable battery that may find its way onto IoT-connected fabrics within automotive, aerospace, and medical industries.
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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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2019-05-10
Four of these technologies – smart coatings for corrosion detection and protection, aluminum alloys for high temperature applications, particle contamination mitigation technologies, and thermal and environmental barrier coating systems – are among NASA’s most in-demand technologies and have been applied to mainstream engineering projects.
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