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2018 Create the Future Design Contest: Aerospace & Defense Category Winner

DETECTING PLASTIC LANDMINES

Hidden PFM-1 anti-personnel landmines are unexploded ordnance (UXO) devices that pose a difficult challenge to conventional...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

GE Aviation Enhances Digital Thread with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPEREINCE Platform

Creating a digital thread throughout the extremely complex process of developing aerostructures and engines can optimize an original equipment...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

GE Aviation and DM3D to Ramp up 3D-Printed Fan Blade Production for GE9X Engine

GE Aviation’s next-gen GE9X high-bypass turbofan engine is poised to be the most fuel-efficient jet engine ever produced by the company. Designed to power...

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Energy

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Goes Content and Torque Heavy in a B-Class EV

What’s so remarkable about the Hyundai Kona Electric is how unremarkable it is. Essentially an electrified version of Hyundai’s B-class SUV, if the even...

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Unmanned Systems

WABCO Adds Autonomous Driving 'Building Blocks' to 2019 Portfolio

Active steering, high-deceleration emergency braking, and rear object detection with automatic braking underscore WABCO’s autonomous-tinged commercial vehicle products...

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Energy

Deutz Equips Telehandlers with Hybrid and Fully Electric Powertrains

Deutz, which has produced internal combustion engines for more than a century, is moving quickly to integrate electric power with its mainstay diesel engines. Only a...

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Automotive

J-10B Fighter Aircraft Debuts Chinese Thrust Vectoring Technology

A Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Group (Chengdu) twinjet J-10B multirole fighter equipped with a Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (Shenyang) WS-10G thrust vectoring turbofan...

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Software

Advanced Simulation Techniques Drive Powertrain Design

Commercial vehicle designers are using a variety of simulation and validation tools as they attempt to find new ways to improve many aspects of vehicle design. Engineers are working...

Technical Innovation
Unmanned Systems

Bosch Electrohydraulic Steering Advances Driver Assistance

Bosch’s Servotwin electrohydraulic steering system is an enabler for driver-assistance technology and a “building block” for future automation. It offers speed-based...

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Materials

Army, ASU Collaboration Produces Alloy with Superhero-Like Strength

Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Arizona State University (ASU) have designed a super-strong alloy of copper and tantalum that can withstand...

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Propulsion

Sandia Delivers First DOE Sounding Rocket Program Since 1990s

A new rocket program could help cut research and development time for new weapons systems from as many as 15 years to less than five. Sandia National Laboratories developed...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Electronic Warfare Creates Battlefield on a Different Wavelength

Soldiers on the ground are now capable of rapidly reacting to electronic and cyber data rather than waiting on their higher echelons. Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and...

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Automotive

A-10C Pilots Will Get 3D-Audio to Increase Situational Awareness

The U.S. Air Force will equip between 150 and 200 Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II combat aircraft with 3D-audio systems developed by Terma A/S, a Lystrup,...

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Materials

Stratasys LPM Technology Marries Additive Manufacturing, Short-Run Metal Parts Production

Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS) in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is developing a new additive manufacturing (AM) platform for short-run metal applications based...

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Propulsion

Caterpillar Reveals Next-Gen Dozers, Excavators, Motor Graders

Caterpillar presented an onslaught of new machines—24 to be exact—at its Edwards Demonstration and Learning Center in Peoria, Ill., during its annual year-end press...

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Aerospace

Ducted Fans for Aircraft Propulsion

One alternative aircraft propulsion technology being explored is an array of electrically powered ducted fans distributed across the wing span or integrated into the wing. Researchers are studying the...

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Aerospace

Airbus, Georgia Tech Open Aircraft Design Center

Airbus and Georgia Tech opened the Airbus/Georgia Tech Center for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)-enabled Overall Aircraft Design (OAD). The center will contribute to the development and demonstration of a concurrent overall aircraft design process with a team of 30 Georgia Tech...

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Manned Systems

Weber Metals Unveils New 540-Meganewton Press for Aerospace Components

As aircraft become larger, lighter, and increasing more sophisticated, so do their components and parts. Follow that logic, and part manufacturing must also become...

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Manned Systems

Space Tango Takes Its Next Steps in Orbital Manufacturing

Lexington, Kentucky-based Space Tango is aiming to launch an autonomous robotic orbital platform by the mid-2020s. The platform, called ST-42, is designed for scalable...

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Propulsion

Cummins Unveils PowerDrive Hybrid-Electrics, Euro 7 Diesel Concept

As vehicle and equipment manufacturers continue to move away from pure diesel power, Cummins has unveiled a suite of plug-in hybrid-electric powertrain solutions under...

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Connectivity

Meritor Pursues Lightweighting Strategies for Drivelines

As with passenger vehicles, reducing the weight of systems and components in commercial vehicles is a key strategy to improve fuel efficiency. In the commercial-vehicle sector, the...

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Defense

NASA InSight Landing a Success

NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on Mars after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458-million-kilometer)...

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Manned Systems

Electrification Takes (Some Of) the Load

The heavy-duty commercial vehicle community is taking a keener look at electrification. Several trends are driving this move, and not only emissions regulations. True, a number of large cities,...