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RF & Microwave Electronics

Portable Measuring System

The Faro Edge ScanArm HD portable measuring system includes a non-contact Faro laser line probe attachment and features metrology technology that accurately scans complex, detailed materials. The probe’s blue laser has a shorter wavelength to enable higher definition data scans, and noise reduction technology enables...

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Automotive

Custom Wireless Measurement

TECAT has developed a system to measure torque on a flexplate accurately and in-situ. The solution is a custom wireless measurement system based on the firm’s WISER torque telemetry product, which is packaged...

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Energy

EV Charging Station

The Evr-Green charging station from Leviton delivers up to 7.7 kW of power for home and workplace. The updated device provides up to 32 A at 208 or 240 V ac (7.7 kW maximum output) and is designed with an improved...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Polymer Capacitors

Type RA Angstor multilayered polymer capacitors for 125°C (257°F) operation from Cornell Dubilier are impregnated with a microcrystalline polymer sealant and exterior tape wrap to protect the capacitor element from...

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Information Technology

Ontology for Insider Threat Indicators

The study of insider threat presents some of the most complex challenges in information security. Even defining the insider threat has proven difficult, with interpretations and scope varying depending...

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Aerospace

Data Mining in Cyber Operations

Defending cyberspace is a complex and largely scoped challenge that considers emerging threats to security in space, land, and sea. The global cyber infrastructure presents many challenges because of the...

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Aerospace

Framework for Resilient Remote Monitoring

This method provides continuous monitoring across network-attached devices to identify and mitigate targeted cyber attacks.

System administrators and cyber defenders continue to face challenges in...

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Defense

Communication Protocol for CyAMS and the Cyber Fighter Associate Interface

This program evaluates agility maneuvers that may be employed within networks to mitigate the effect of cyber attacks.

As the military adopts more networked...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Understanding the Importance of Electrostatic Discharge Standards

Within the past decade, the safety and reliability standards for automotive electronics have changed significantly as new technologies have evolved. Technologies that used...

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Automotive

Valeo Launches Remote Control Defrosting

Valeo estimates that the company’s new Remote Clean4U windshield defrosting and cleaning system, shown at 2015 IAA (Frankfurt Motor Show) for the first time, consumes 28 times less energy than...

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Transportation

Toyota Chief Talks Trucks

It’s been 10 years since the last all-new Toyota Tacoma, which isn’t unusual for a truck’s life cycle, according to Mike Sweers (SAE Member, 2002), Chief Engineer for the Tundra (since 2010) and Tacoma...

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Defense

Implementing Secure Command and Control in Unmanned Systems

Unmanned vehicles are at the forefront of an evolution, especially with the proliferation of the Internet of Things. After decades of serving mission-critical applications in...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Lighter, More Powerful 3rd-Gen Pilot Debuts Honda’s NPD Process

Programs for new re-engineered vehicles pose a great challenge for the engineers and other professionals assigned to them: load the vehicle with more advanced technology,...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Compact Thermal Management Solutions for Mobile Laser Weapon Systems

The Navy is developing a vehicle mounted directed energy (DE) weapon system in their Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD) Directed Energy On-The-Move (OTM) program. As part of...

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Aerospace

Powering On

The steady rise in demand for high-thrust, big-fan engines for new wide-body commercial airplanes continues to generate massive business, as the 2015 half-year results from Rolls-Royce demonstrated. But at the same time,...

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Defense

Countering Cybersecurity Threats Against Unmanned Vehicle Systems

As the use of UASs and UAVs increase in the modern battlefield, the need to secure these weapon platforms is of increasing importance as any flaw could have catastrophic...

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Test & Measurement

Enhance EMC Testing with Digital IF

Modern electromagnetic interference (EMI) receivers and spectrum analyzers used for compliance and precompliance testing employ digital intermediate-frequency (digital IF) processing technology for signal...

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NASA Spinoff
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Radio Relays Improve Wireless Products

In order to transmit communications through Earth’s atmosphere, satellites and space vehicles need radio equipment that can operate at higher frequencies than on Earth. These higher frequencies, until...

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Technology Update
Defense

Lightweighting Focus for TE's Connectivity Solutions

TE Connectivity recently announced two new aerospace connectivity solutions that offer substantial weight savings: its COPALUM Lite sealed terminals and splices, and its Raychem INSTALITE...

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Technology Update
Defense

Lifting 3D Printing to New Heights

Whether it’s through 3D printing jet engine fuel nozzles by the thousands or validating metal rocket injectors for space flight, aerospace has consistently proven itself to be on the cutting edge of the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Mobile Networking for Aircraft

Persistent Systems, LLC
New York, NY
212-561-5895
www.persistentsystems.com

The Wave Relay® 5010 Integration Unit, a Mobile Ad Hock Networking (MANET) product from Persistent Systems, LLC,...

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Defense

Fusible-Core Polymer

Egmond Plastic
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31-72-5614644
www.egmondplastic.nl

Fuel housings for aerospace applications have very complex inner geometries which are not moldable using conventional...

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Defense

Autonomous Aerial Refueling

Northrop Grumman Corp.
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial...

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Defense

Real-Time Operating System

Wind River
Alameda, CA
800-545-9463
www.windriver.com

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the largest government-owned defense and aerospace company in Israel, equipped its semi-autonomous...

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Products
Defense

In-Flight Ice Sensor

New Avionics Corp (Ft Lauderdale, FL) has introduced its next- generation new Ice*Meister™ Model 9732-PLASTIC ice detecting sensor for aircraft. Consisting of a probe, housing, circuit board, and lightweight blue...

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Test & Measurement

Temperature Control Systems

Presto A45 and A45t process circulators, which expand Julabo’s portfolio of the newly developed Presto family, are suited for particularly demanding temperature-controls tasks in laboratories and industrial...

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Defense

Hybrid Benchtop Chamber

TotalTemp Technologies (San Diego, CA) has introduced the HBC-SD49 Hybrid Benchtop Chamber that combines thermal conduction and convection in one unit, providing many of the best features of temperature chambers and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Dual A/D Converter FMC

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) has released a new analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for RADAR, SIGINT, wireless infrastructure, RF Sampling SDR, and other applications. The FMC226 is a dual ADC, 12-bit at 4.0 GSPS module....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

26-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Diamond Systems Corporation (Mountain View, CA) recently unveiled the Epsilon-24000 family of gigabit Ethernet switches. These rugged, managed Layer 2+ Ethernet switch modules offer up to 24 10/100/1000 Mbps...

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Defense

Vector Network Analyzers

Anritsu Company (Morgan Hill, CA) has expanded its Shock-Line™ family of vector network analyzers (VNAs) with the introduction of the Performance ShockLine MS46500B series. The MS46500B series is comprised of the...

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Defense

Test Socket Thermal Solutions

Aries Electronics (Bristol, PA) recently introduced a new thermal profiling solution for its test and burn-in socket line of products. Unlike standard heat-sink and fan options, this solution incorporates...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Portable Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers

Omega’s OM-90 Series are portable, battery operated, temperature (OM-91) and temperature/humidity (OM-92) data loggers. Temperature is measured to an accuracy of ±0.3°C over the range of 5...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

FAA-Certifiable DO-178C RTOS

DDC-I (Phoenix, AZ) recently announced Deos™ Fourpeaks, a verified DO-178 baseline for the Deos real-time operating system with complete Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) certification artifacts. The new...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

FPGA Accelerator

Nallatech (Camarillo, CA) has introduced the 510T™ - a GPU-sized 16-lane PCIe 3.0 card featuring two of Altera’s new floating-point enabled Arria 10 FPGAs delivering up to sixteen times the performance of the previous...

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Defense

Analysis Software

NI (formerly AWR Corporation) (El Segundo, CA) has released version 12 Analyst- MP™ 3D multiphysics finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) analysis software. This latest version delivers up to 10X improvement in...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

VPX Ejector Handles and Panels

Pixus Technologies (Waterloo, Ontario) now offers ejector handles and panels for 3U and 6U VPX boards. Designed in Europe, the Pixus Type IV IEEE hot-swap ejector handles feature a rounded base that allow the...

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Defense

Aviation Fluid-Repellent Sealant Tape

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) (Landenberg, PA) has enhanced its line of GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Materials with a new aviation fluid-repellent tape. Available in various sizes, the new...

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Original Equipment
RF & Microwave Electronics

Samsung Test-Drives 'See-Through' Truck

Peeking around a semi-trailer truck in an attempt to pass it on a two-lane highway or road can be an unsettling experience for drivers—edging toward the dashed center line only to swerve back...

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Power

V-Charging Aims to Add Muscle to Downsized Engines

Engine downsizing can sometimes include a distinct lack of torque at low revs and slow transient response, even when subtle turbocharging techniques are applied. A potential solution to...

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Test & Measurement

Automated Data Collection

DTS’ TSR data logger line includes a ±20 g sensor range. With built-in X-Y-Z accelerometers that eliminate the need for sensor hook-up, an internal battery, and simple software, the TSR makes it easy to start...

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Propulsion

FPT Plans Engines for Complex Market

Expected in 2019, the impending European Stage V emissions regulations for off-highway engines will remain top of the agenda for FPT. EU regulators will limit both particle number, or PN, as well as...

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Technical Innovation
Automotive

Advanced Simulation Aids Heavy-Truck Aerodynamics

There is more pressure than ever on heavy-truck engineers to find and create significant improvements in fuel economy and reduce tailpipe greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This is being...

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Transportation

KC-46A Tanker Completes Its First Flight

The Boeing and the U.S. Air Force team behind the development of the KC-46A Pegasus tanker completed its first flight near the end of September, a four-hour flight that began at Paine Field and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Delphi Says 48-Volt Mild-Hybrid Systems Could Offer 15% CO2 Reductions

Delphi believes that 48-volt mild hybrids could offer significant CO2 reductions and driver benefits for cars in the future. Speaking at the IAA 2015 (Frankfurt Motor...

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Transportation

Airbus Begins Assembly of A350-1000 in Europe, Other Aircraft in U.S.

Less than one year after delivering its first A350 XWB (-900), Airbus has started assembling the first major fuselage components at its plants in Hamburg and...

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Propulsion

Stanadyne Introduces Diesel Products to Improve Off-Highway Emissions in India

Stanadyne, a U.S.-based global fuel injection systems designer and manufacturer, recently introduced its new EcoForce line of fuel-system components designed...

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Transportation

India to Operate Advanced Apache and Chinook Helicopters from Boeing

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing for production, training, and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will enhance India’s...

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Technology Report
Electronics & Computers

Can Ads Help in Vehicle-To-Vehicle Rollout?

During the long development of vehicle-to-vehicle/-infrastructure communications, collectively referred to as V2X, design teams looked at many ways to cover costs by using the signals for other...

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Defense

Lockheed Martin System Improves Situational Awareness of the Final Frontier

Lockheed Martin recently announced that its Space Fence System, including the large-scale digital radar and turn-key facility, had met all the requirements of...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

NASA Team Completes Third Phase of UAS Flight Testing

Technologies considered necessary for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to safely avoid other aircraft while moving through airspace recently were put to the test using NASA's remotely...

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Defense

Hot Swap Functionality for Lithium Ion Solution

Intelligent Power Vault (IPV) is a high energy density lithium-ion battery system developed by Accutronics that is particularly suitable for applications where energy reliability,...

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Electronics & Computers

WABCO Expands Software Engineering Capabilities in India for CVs

WABCO has opened a new 65,000-ft² (2790-m²) facility in Chennai, India, that will enable the company to significantly expand its software engineering and shared services...

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Electronics & Computers

VW Emissions Scandal Will Impact Future Engine Controls, Testing

A change in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s testing programs won’t be the only consequence for automakers in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions-cheating...

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Materials

LyondellBasell Expands Capabilities in India's Automotive Plastics Market

LyondellBasell recently acquired SJS Plastiblends Pvt. Ltd., advancing its position in India’s expanding automotive market. LyondellBasell announced in August a...

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Technology Report
Propulsion

Porsche Unveils New Downsized, Boosted 3.0-L Boxer Six

The words “Porsche” and “turbo” have been synonymous with ultimate high performance since 1972, when the automaker first used boosted engines in the mighty 917/10 Can-Am...

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Test & Measurement

New Anechoic Chamber Makes Room for Larger Vehicle Tests

The Army recently increased its ability to test radio frequencies used by soldier technologies when it opened one of the largest anechoic chambers on the East Coast. The...

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Semiconductors & ICs

Disappearing Carbon Circuits on Graphene Could Have Security Uses

Using carbon atoms deposited on graphene with a focused electron beam process, Georgia Institute of Technology professor Andrei Fedorov and collaborators have demonstrated a...

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Defense

Remote-Controlled Weapons Augment Soldiers on Perimeter Security

Remotely-controlled weapons systems have drastically reduced the number of soldiers needed for perimeter security at an expeditionary base camp.

"Every Soldier I have...

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Automotive

ThyssenKrupp Explores Steel Innovations

InCar plus is the most extensive internal R&D project that ThyssenKrupp has ever undertaken. It encompasses the group’s interdisciplinary expertise to generate more than 40 individual...

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Defense

TRB Turns Composites Focus to Aerospace Sector

TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd. recently released an aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for interior applications, expanding the application areas for its range...

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Manned Systems

Webasto Engine-Off Cooling Keeps Off-Highway Cabins Comfortable

The new Webasto Polar Cab TS engine-off cabin cooling system provides on-demand cooling during downtime, resulting in fuel savings, reduced idle time, increased...

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Design

Magna Recognized by Mahindra for Modular Frame

Magna International Inc. has received the Best Product Development Performance Award from its customer Mahindra for a new ladder frame used across multiple vehicle platforms. The award was...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Seeing the Safe Way Ahead

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADASs) can use forward-looking radars, lidars, cameras, and smart control software to anticipate and avoid potential collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists,...

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Electronics & Computers

BMW, Honda and Yamaha Form Connected Motorcycle Consortium

The motorcycle industry recently took a major step toward the “connected bike” when three major OEMs announced the launch of a Connected Motorcycle Consortium to further the...

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Electronics & Computers

Visteon's New CEO Targets Connected-Car Leadership

Sachin Lawande became Visteon Corp.'s President and Chief Executive Officer on June 29, 2015. An electrical engineer, he was previously President of Harman International's Infotainment...

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Transportation

Mercedes' Concept Stresses Connectivity, Record-Breaking Aerodynamics

Among its five world premieres at the IAA (Frankfurt Motor Show) 2015, Mercedes-Benz surprised show-goers with the Concept Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile (Concept...

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Automotive

Thermal Shields

Interface Performance Materials has introduced two new thermal shields in the Select-a-Shield thermal product family—THH-1010 and TFP-3065—the first innovations in a series scheduled to be released through 2016. Suitable...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Quick Connector for Fuel and Urea Systems

Norma Group has developed a new plastic quick connector for use on fuel and NOx-reducing diesel urea systems in passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles. Produced at a Norma Americas plant in...

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Transportation

Clean-Sheet Design for Proterra's All-Electric City Bus

The Proterra Catalyst all-electric transit bus nabs double-digit miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), vastly outperforming its diesel, compressed natural gas, and diesel...

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Electronics & Computers

Inertial Measurement Unit

Tamagawa Seiki has launched a series of automotive and industrial-grade inertial measurement units (IMUs) for affordable high-performance applications. Model AU7595 features high accuracy and GPS for measuring...

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Defense

Aircraft Advances in Landing Gear, Brakes, and Tires

Two books from SAE International detail advancements in aircraft landing gear, as well as aircraft brakes and tires. Advances in Aircraft Landing Gear is a collection of 11 hand-picked...

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Electronics & Computers

Elektrobit, Nvidia, and Infineon Team up to Tackle Safety Systems

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) are becoming increasingly complex as developers add capabilities and enhance sophistication. That’s prompted Elektrobit,...

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Automotive

GM and LG Corp. Partnering for 2017 Bolt EV May Create New Development Model

General Motors announced on October 20 that it is partnering with Korean electronics giant LG Corp. in development of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s entire...

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Transportation

Suppliers Struggling to Keep Pace with Faster Product Cycles, Says IHS

More vehicle launches and faster product cycles are re-shaping the global vehicle landscape, and many suppliers are struggling to keep pace.

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Automotive

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer Maps out the Future

Aston Martin is on a straight route towards the introduction of a pure electric model; the replacement of all its current sports cars, starting with the DB11 next year; the addition of a...

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Automotive

Harman CTO Discusses Cutting Edge HMI Design

Business Insider Intelligence forecasts that 75% of the estimated 92 million cars shipped globally in 2020 will be built with Internet-connected hardware. Imagine all the data going in and out...

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Automotive

EDAG CEO Discusses the Innovative Concepts Behind the Light Cocoon

The EDAG Light Cocoon was developed with a visionary approach towards a compact, dynamic sports car, with a fully bionically optimized, additively manufactured vehicle...

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Automotive

Acoustical Spray for Improved NVH

Baytec AS (Acoustical Spray) is a new acoustical spray technology from Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience. The spray forms a durable, customizable part that can be combined with a layer of...

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Imaging

"Fused Reality" Combines Simulation and Flying to Train Pilots

There are two ways for pilots to gain proficiency in an airplane and evaluate its handling qualities: climb into the cockpit and take off, or practice in a ground-based...

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Aerospace

Researchers Urge Changes to Design of Commercial Aircraft Engines

Virginia Tech researchers are urging changes in how commercial aircraft engines are designed in the wake of a possible new threat to passenger aircraft safety: drones, or...

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Articles
Propulsion

Castrol’s Removable Oil Cell Heralds 90-S Oil Changes, Reduced Friction and CO2

The sight and sound of Aston Martin’s exotic 600-kW (805-hp) £1.5M Vulcan thundering around the Paul Ricard High-Tech Test Track in the South of France...

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Power

Power Struggle Produces ESupercharger

With the bold claim of inventing the “world’s most power-dense variable speed electric motor,” U.K. specialist company Aeristech believes it can help solve a significant challenge facing the...

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Photonics/Optics

Fiber Laser System

Prima Power has introduced the Laserdyne 430 Versa 3D fiber laser system with third-generation BeamDirector, designed for the typical laser processing needs of tool rooms, model shops, and R&D centers of manufacturers. The system provides a balance of cost, flexibility, and precision for laser cutting, welding, drilling,...

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Automotive

Opel Designs a New Astra

Opel launched the fourth-generation Astra at the 2015 IAA (Frankfurt Motor Show). The car is more compact than the model it replaces and weighs up to 200 kg (440 lb) less. A five-door hatchback and five-door...

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Propulsion

Frictionless Engine Seals

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has announced its first major order for its new generation of automotive seals. The frictionless Levitex seals, a subject of a long research and development process, will go...

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Propulsion

Piston Ring Coating for High-Output GTDI Engines

Mahle claims to deliver improved top piston rings using a new thermal spray coating for gasoline turbocharged direct injected engines. Under development since 2011 at Mahle’s thermal spray...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Critical Part Transition Services

The average age of vehicles on the road is increasing.

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Transportation

Domino's Tasty New Pizza Delivery Vehicle Designed by Crowdsourcing, Developed by Roush

Four years in the kitchen and now hot out of the oven, Domino's new purpose-built pizza delivery vehicle hits the streets with design attributes that...

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