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3D Printer

Methods 3D Inc. (Sudbury, MA) introduces the 3D Systems' ProX SLS 500 Selective Laser Sintering production 3D printer featuring fast speeds, high print resolution and a range of engineered composite materials. According to the...

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Materials

Oil- and Abrasion-Resistant Cable

ÖLFLEX 409 P PUR control cable from Lapp Group USA (Florham Park, NJ) is an oil- and abrasion-resistant cable for industrial machine tools and appliances. According to the company, a special interstice...

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Power

Ashok Leyland’s ‘Circuit’ Series Is First Electric Bus Made in India

Ashok Leyland’s first Circuit electric bus is designed and engineered entirely in India, by Indians, for India, the company said in a recent product announcement. In line with Ashok Leyland's vision for the future of mass mobility, the country’s first ‘Made in...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Honda and GM Pioneer New Fuel-Cell Manufacturing Venture

The first time General Motors’ global product development chief Mark Reuss got an up-close look at Honda technology was as a kid when he tore apart his QA-50 minibike in the...

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Transportation

Sales of Maruti Suzuki Smart Hybrid Vehicles Surpass One Lakh Units

Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that its Smart Hybrid vehicles, the Ciaz SHVS and the Ertiga SHVS, have crossed cumulative sales of 100,000 units in February.

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Electronics & Computers

Long-Body LED Indicators

Wilbrecht LEDCO, Inc. (St. Paul, MN), a Microprecision Electronics SA company, offers a long body nickel-plated panel mount LED suitable for various applications, including industrial control panels, transportation...

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Materials

Polymer Material Decreases Mass of Aircraft

Lomonosov Moscow State University engineers created unique polymer matrices for polymer composites based on novel phthalonitrile monomers. The materials can sufficiently decrease the mass of...

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Aerospace

Next-Generation Batteries Could Power Microsatellites

NASA's Kennedy Space Center and the University of Miami are developing a new solid-state battery prototype that could revolutionize the way NASA operates microsatellites such as...

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Software

Engineering with Simulation and Data

Making off-highway equipment, such as construction or agriculture machines, more efficient continues to be a priority after the final phase-in of the U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations.

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Design

Euro NCAP to Adopt Autonomous Vehicle Ratings

Euro NCAP will establish a separate category for autonomous vehicles, but there is not likely to be one for cars that are claimed to protect all occupants from serious injury or death. And...

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Electronics & Computers

Renault's New Zoe Vies for EV Range Crown

When switching on a pure electric car, the first thing any sensible driver will do is check the remaining estimated battery range. The figure displayed is often likely to create varying degrees...

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Propulsion

New BMW 5 Series Adds PHEV, Touring, XDrive M5

The advent of every new BMW 5 Series reaffirms why this model 'family' is a benchmark in its segment—and why the phrase 'technology through evolution' describes BMW's overall development...

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Design

Cat 745 Articulated Truck Boasts Next-Gen Cab, New Machine-Control Features

The 745 is the first Caterpillar machine to feature a new numeric-only coding system, compared to the previous alphanumeric style.

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Aerospace

US, Japan Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

Engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, in cooperation with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense,...

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Materials

Researchers Study Ceramic Material as Possible Lightweight Vehicle Armor

The U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) and Australian Defence Science and Technology Group are collaborating to study ceramic materials for potential use in the design of...

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Software

Language Learning Robot Could Advance Autonomous Vehicles

A Purdue University researcher and his team are developing technology to give robots the ability to learn language. A team led by Jeffrey Mark Siskind, associate professor in...

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Electronics & Computers

Side-Object Detection for OTR Vehicles Displayed at Conexpo 2017

Preco Electronics invented the vehicle-backup alarm in 1962 and now seeks to set a similar safety milestone with the PreView Side Defender technology the company showcased...

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Propulsion

JCB’s New 3L DieselMax: Tier 4 Without SCR

Off-highway powertrain and driveline specialist JCB said at Conexpo 2017 the company is starting production of its new entry-level engine, the 3.0-L DieselMax, with its first applications in...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Isuzu Motors Announces Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine for Off-Highway

Isuzu Motors America used the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 stage to announce its intention to produce a dual-fuel capable (natural gas and propane) off-highway engine by...

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Transportation

Case Compact Dozer Loader Concept Spawns 30 Pending Patents

Called “Project Minotaur,” the Case DL450 compact dozer loader is a “first-of-its-kind” machine that combines the footprint and performance of a compact track loader...

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Electronics & Computers

Haptic Feedback for Gesture-Control HMI

Gesture control is becoming more commonplace in many of the devices we use in our daily lives, from games consoles, swiping and pinching on mobile phones, to point-of-sale devices such as...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Compact Pressure Transducers

OMEGA Engineering (Norwalk, CT) offers a new series of low-cost, compact pressure transducers with an all stainless-steel body and rugged construction. The new PX119 Series is designed to provide reliable...

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Propulsion

High-Temperature Conduit and Fittings

Harnessflex TempGuard conduit and fittings from ABB Electrification Products (Memphis, TN) are designed specifically to protect and route high-temperature cables, providing an integrated system for engine wiring in temperatures up to 392°F (200°C). The company claims the Harnessflex TempGuard conduit and...

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Electronics & Computers

Camera and Sensor Wash System

Foreign materials like dust, mud, road salt, snow and other related debris can cause lens or sensor obstruction that will lead to degraded or non-functional system performance. Any vehicle using optical or...

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Software

Simulation Consultants

Noumenon Multiphysics (Pune, India) simulation consultants use an advanced understanding of physics and mathematics to build new simulation platforms or help customers optimally use simulation platforms. They...

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Test & Measurement

Static Application Security Testing Tools

PRQA (Boston, MA) features updates to its static application security testing (SATS) solutions for the C and C++ languages, QA·C and QA·C++. PRQA is a founding member of the MISRA (Motor Industry...

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Software

Vibration and Acceleration Simulation

Mentor Graphics Corp.’s (Wilsonville, OR) Xpedition vibration and acceleration simulation product for printed circuit board (PCB) systems reliability and failure prediction addresses the challenges of...

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Software

Model-Based Development Tool

UniPhi from SimuQuest, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI) is an intelligent power tool that frees up time for innovation by automating error-prone manual tasks in the design and development of vehicle control systems and...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Power Transfer Coupling

The TSC8300 is a new power transfer coupling from startup-company Twin Spring Coupling (Pearl River, NY) that is warrantied to 300 lb·ft (407 N·m) of torque. Increased flexibility with the same torque curves allows...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Level 1 Automated Driving Coming to Class 8 Truck Fleets

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks to raise fuel-economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks through Phase 2 of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and fuel-efficiency...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Alternative Powertrain Tech for CO2 Reduction a Focus at ICPC 2017

Focusing on technologies and strategies impacting truck and bus, agricultural tractors, and construction machinery, the biennial AVL International Commercial Powertrain...

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Automotive

Lightweighting Hinges on the Details

In the ongoing design and engineering crusade that is vehicle lightweighting, grams count. In some cases, tenths of a gram count. Regardless of how fuel price has moderated in the U.S. in recent...

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Propulsion

International Develops New, Lighter A26 Engine to Replace N13

Any time a new engine is announced, it is major news. Pairing a new engine with a new approach to engine development is even bigger news. International Truck recently unveiled...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ford Sets Tech-Paper Record as SAE Boosts Quality Standard

SAE International and its industry partners are continually improving the quality and topicality of technical papers published annually. And as the paper review process has become...

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Aerospace

NASA Test Flights Will Study Improved Efficiency of Supersonic Aircraft

NASA is set to begin a series of supersonic flights that will examine efforts to improve the efficiency of future supersonic aircraft. Future supersonic aircraft seeking...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Technique Enables 3D Printing of Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber Composites

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have become the first to 3D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, representing a significant advance in...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Insert Molding

Proto Labs Inc. (Maple Plain, MN) now offers insert molding service, expanding on the company’s rapid injection molding offerings. The company claims this new capability can produce 25 to 10,000-plus insert-molded parts in...

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Original Equipment
Transportation

Work Trucks Strive to Curtail Addiction to Fuel

Reducing fuel consumption was a focal point of several trucks unveiled in March. Electric drivetrains and four-cylinder engines were among the tactics disclosed at the Work Truck Show in...

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Automotive

The New Supplier Invasion

Significant changes are underway within the North American light vehicle supply infrastructure.

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Software

Dual-Core Lockstep Processors

Synopsys, Inc.’s (Mountain View, CA) DesignWare ARC EM Safety Island IP dual-core lockstep processors simplify development of safety-critical applications and accelerate ISO 26262 certification of automotive...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

SAE J3061 Guidebook Helping to Frame Cybersecurity Policy

The U.S. EPA’s March 14 decision to reopen the Midterm Review of greenhouse-gas emissions standards is the latest policy issue with major technology implications facing the...

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Electronics & Computers

Connected Cars Unleash Supply Chain Change

The data-driven vehicle is re-shaping the supplier landscape.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Experts Confront Cyber-Security Realities

Connected cars could be hacked by an intentional cyber swipe or compromised by an unintentional intrusion.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Alt Fuels Make Inroads Despite Obstacles

Commercial vehicles are beginning to adopt alternative energy sources, but the transition remains slow. Batteries and an array of renewable fuels are seeing more usage, but costs and...

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Propulsion

Proliferating Electrification and Performance

Ford's Vice President of Powertrain Engineering Bob Fascetti oversees one of the industry's most diverse propulsion-technology portfolios. He shared some thoughts with AE ahead of his April 6 WCX...

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Propulsion

Clarity of Purpose

We expected some pop and sizzle–at least something vaguely adventurous—to mark the occasion of refueling Honda’s all-new 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan with compressed hydrogen pumped in at a heady 10,153 psi (700...

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Automotive

Five-Piece Hot-Stamped Laser-Welded Door Ring and B-Pillar

ArcelorMittal (Chicago, IL) and ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks began co-engineering work with FCA US LLC in 2012 to identify applications that would meet all objectives.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Engineering a Quantum Leap in Drive Axle Efficiency

OEMs are increasing their focus on the vehicle driveline, working with Tier 1s to wring out greater efficiencies, mass and NVH reduction and cost. Making drive axles as efficient, light...

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Electronics & Computers

Magna Safety Systems Give Parents "Eyes in the Back of Their Heads"

If you ask most parents, they'll tell you an extra set of eyes would generally come in very handy—especially when driving. Magna International Inc. now provides...

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Propulsion

Wide Collaborations Aim to Advance the Fuel-Cell Future

For a related perspective on this topic, see this accompanying story: Clarity of Purpose

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Propulsion

Volvo Trucks Tests Hybrid Powertrain for Long-Haul Transport in Concept Truck

With improvements in aerodynamics, rolling resistance and reduced weight, Volvo Trucks has developed and enhanced the Volvo Concept Truck. First unveiled in...

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Automotive

Road-Efficient Mud Machine

Replacing the decade-old Jeep Compass is the new-for-2017 Jeep Compass.

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Electronics & Computers

New Sensor Payload Helps Global Hawk Stay Relevant

Northrop Grumman completed its successful inaugural flight test of the UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) MS-177 sensor payload on an RQ-4 Global Hawk on March 1, 2017. The flight tests mark...

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Electronics & Computers

Renault Reveals Zoe EV Racecar Concept with 340-KW Output.

“Everybody is investing in electric cars,” said Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn during the Geneva Motor Show. His company has more than 2000 engineers working on EV-related...

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Aerospace

NASA Tests Engines That Reduce Drag and Fuel Burn

Boundary Layer Ingestion (BLI) is a promising idea NASA researchers are studying to reduce fuel burn in jet engines, thus reducing emissions and the cost of operating the aircraft. Thrust...

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