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Camless Engine Evaluation Nearly Complete in China

Later this year, concept evaluation of Freevalve AB’s radical camless engine technology is expected to be completed by Qoros Auto. The technology, known as Qamfree, could lead to...

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Electronics & Computers

Reconfigurable Chip Usage Ramps up as ADAS Advances

Reconfigurable processors have seen growing use in rapidly-changing infotainment systems and are expanding into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The role of field-programmable...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

HTT to Launch India’s First Hyperloop

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) to facilitate the development of HTT’s Hyperloop...

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Transportation

Mahindra & Mahindra Develops Its First-Ever Driverless Tractor

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has developed its first-ever driverless tractor slated for availability beginning in early 2018.

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Aerospace

Three-Stream Engine Architecture Eyed for Next-Gen Military Aircraft

As fifth-generation fighter aircraft continue to fight their way into budgets and operation plans, there is already much work being done toward the development of...

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Propulsion

Is Aviation on the Verge of an Electric Propulsion Disruption?

Electric propulsion is shaping the future of the automotive and the aerospace business. The question is no longer whether we will or will not drive...

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Propulsion

Boeing to Leverage Aurora Acquisition for Technical Know-How

When considering Boeing’s recent acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences, which was officially completed November 8, the question is not why a company like Boeing would be...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Systems Unveils Next-Gen High-Production Additive Metal Solution

3D Systems' next-generation additive metal production platform is designed to allow manufacturers to scale their additive manufacturing platform for integration into the...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Painless Microneedles Extract Fluid for Wearable Sensors for Soldiers

Sandia National Laboratories and University of New Mexico researchers have developed unique microneedle-based sensor technology that they hope can someday be used to...

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Electronics & Computers

New Gaming System Helps Soldiers Test Virtual Versions of Gear

The Army is rolling out a new gaming system, called Operation Overmatch, that soldiers can use to test virtual versions of gear and operation concepts that could be...

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Medical

Researchers Show How Fear Memories Can Be Erased

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between the nerve cells (neurons)...

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Software

Assessing a Vehicle’s Cooling System Performance

Off-highway OEMs historically have utilized simple 1-Dimensional analyses (either themselves or through their cooling system suppliers) to predict the cooling performance of each...

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Propulsion

Kohler Engineers New 5400 Engines for Lower NVH, Easier Start-Ups

For lawn tractor applications, easy-starting and smooth-operating engines are key to user satisfaction. Wisconsin-based engine and power systems manufacturer Kohler has...

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Defense

Streamlining Advanced Composites Testing

As the use of composite materials continues to expand in the aerospace industry, test standards and corresponding customer requirements will continue to evolve. While qualification of these unique...

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Aerospace

Self-Lubricating Sliding Bearings

Following in-house tribological testing and customer-specific field investigations, Federal-Mogul Powertrain's (Southfield, MI) deva.tex self-lubricating composite bearings are being commercialized for use...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Dynamic Inclination Sensor

Inclination measurement in mobile machines is exposed to motion, shock and vibration. Under these influences, normal inclinometers will give incorrect values affecting sensor accuracy. ASM Sensors' (Elmhurst, IL)...

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Electronics & Computers

Anti-Vandal Switches

CIT Relay & Switch (Minneapolis, MN), a division of Circuit Interruption Technology, Inc., offers 16-amp UL-approved anti-vandal pushbutton switches in 25 mm, 28 mm or 30 mm (0.984 in, 1.10 in or 1.18 in) sizes. All...

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Propulsion

All-Wheel Drive Protection System

Safe Shift all-wheel drive protection system from Marmon-Herrington (Louisville, KY) is a proprietary electronic control system that prevents damage to axle, driveline, and transfer case components commonly...

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Aerospace

Renewable Jet Fuel Takes Flight

In 2016, U.S. military and commercial flights together used more than 20 billion gallons of jet fuel. So how do we make air travel easier on the environment? University of Delaware researchers are working...

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Imaging

NASA, Boeing Test Synthetic Vision

NASA and Boeing are working together under a new Space Act Agreement to improve flight training and aviation safety using NASA’s synthetic vision technologies and Boeing’s 787 simulators. Synthetic...

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Software

A Better Understanding of Space — Via Helicopter

An algorithm that helps engineers design better helicopters may help astronomers more precisely envision the formation of planets and galaxies. The new model understands how black holes, planets, and galaxies emerge from the vortex-rich environments of space. Researchers drew inspiration from a...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Navistar, VW Pursue Common Electric Powertrain, Global Connectivity Platform

At the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in late September, Navistar president and CEO Troy Clarke signaled an acceleration of new product...

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Propulsion

Case IH Quadtrac CVX the First Articulated Tracked Tractor to Offer a CVT

The most significant upgrade to Case IH’s Quadtrac and Steiger articulated tracked tractors for 2018 is a new CVXDrive transmission supplied by ZF, the first...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Hardide Coatings to Construct Two Additional U.S.-Based Reactors

Hardide Coatings Ltd, developer of Hardide surface coating technology, has recently completed raising funds for the construction of two additional reactors at the...

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Articles
Software

Simulation Key to Additive Manufacturing Analysis at MTC

When 3D printing first hit the consumer market, it was considered a novelty and a gimmick. However, the professional market has leveraged the technology, incorporated other...

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Propulsion

Tenneco Takes Active (And Passive) Approach to Thermal Management

At the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in Atlanta this past September, Tenneco executives detailed the company’s latest system solutions...

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Defense

Spike Aerospace Validates Supersonic Aero Design with Subsonic Demonstrator

Recently, the Boston-based start-up, Spike Aerospace, successfully completed test flights of the SX-1.2—a subscale, subsonic, unmanned demonstrator for the...

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Defense

GE Additive Unveils Project ATLAS Program’s First 3D Printer

As additive technology continues to transform the manufacturing world with lighter and stronger parts, there has been an increasing demand from many industries for additive...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Arconic and Airbus Cooperate on 3D Printing Research

Arconic and Airbus recently announced a multi-year cooperative research agreement to advance metal 3D printing for aircraft manufacturing. Together, the companies will develop...

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Transportation

Lincoln’s Tech-Rich 2019 Nautilus Replaces MKX Crossover

The 2019 Nautilus crossover is something of a watershed for Ford’s upscale Lincoln brand, ushering a return to model names rather than alphanumeric designations, introducing of...

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Propulsion

Hybrid Propulsion to Get Closer with the E-Fan X

Over the last decade there have been numerous studies and research programs—government and industry-funded—as well as work in universities, aerospace academies, and other science-based...

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Aerospace

NASA Unveils the Future of Science Drones

NASA scientists now have use of two agency-developed unmanned aerial systems that some say represent the future for drone aircraft. The drones purposely were designed for scientific...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensors Detect Aircraft Damage as it Occurs

The Army developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft. The sensing method can be used to reliably...

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