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Electro-Hydraulic Steering Unit

Concentric AB’s new electro-hydraulic steering (EHS) unit, designed primarily for servo steering applications in trucks, buses, and off-highway applications, offers system power savings through its variable...

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Transportation

Faster, Lighter: Lotus Reveals Its Quickest Road Car Yet

With an all-new lightweight composite bodyshell, supercharged 336-kW (450-hp) V6 engine, and an open cockpit without windshield or doors, Lotus’s stark new no-nonsense 3-Eleven...

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Electronics & Computers

JLR Reveals Some R&D Secrets

Watching the alpha and beta waves of one’s brain undulating across a screen while gripping a steering wheel, is one of the more bizarre experiences of automotive R&D. But that is what JLR (Jaguar Land...

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Electronics & Computers

Ford Expands ‘Split-View’ Camera Applications in SUVs, Trucks

Ford’s latest vehicle camera technology can help drivers see around corners. The optional “split-view” camera feature enables a view of traffic and obstacles that...

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Design

Freudenberg-NOK Develops Lightweight, Fireproof Materials for Engine Nacelles

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is currently developing two new materials that reportedly will help aircraft manufacturers save weight and production...

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Defense

Scientists Print Radio Frequency Antenna with Graphene Ink

Scientists have taken a significant step in moving graphene – the incredibly strong and conductive single-atom-thick sheet of carbon – from lab bench novelty to commercially...

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Defense

Smart-Mortar Could Help Soldiers Hit Targets

The Army hopes its new 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar (GEFM) will improve soldiers' ability to put artillery on target. The GEFM is a high- accuracy, GPS-guided mortar concept...

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Defense

Compact UV Lasers Could Spot Dangerous Substances from a Distance

For soldiers in the field, the ability to identify an object or substance based on how it responds to light could mean the difference between life and death. They could, for...

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Automotive

Deutz-Fahr Tractor Debuts Industry-First Hella LED Light Package

Deutz-Fahr collaborated with Hella to develop an industry-first LED light package for its line of 7 Series tractors. The Deutz-Fahr 7250 Warrior is equipped with 14 new...

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Automotive

Direct Part Marking Replaces Labels, Saves Supplier $1 Million

A major Tier 1 automotive supplier was required by its customers to mark each of a family of plastic body panels that it produced with a 2D Data Matrix bar code. In the past,...

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Transportation

Eicher Polaris Creates Personal-Utility-Vehicle Segment in India

Eicher Polaris Pvt. Ltd. recently launched what it claims is India’s first personal utility vehicle (PUV), the Multix, creating a new category in the automotive segment....

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Electronics & Computers

Cybersecurity for Commercial Vehicles

At Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), cybersecurity spans multiple divisions because—after all—security is not confined to any one area or industry. As a Senior Research Engineer in the Automation...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Additive Manufacturing Startup Added to Ford’s Research Roster

Ford is jumping on the additive manufacturing bandwagon, teaming up with a startup that claims its 3D manufacturing system makes parts 25 to 100 times faster than...

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Transportation

HondaJet Goes on Show

An important element in its recent world tour was the participation of the new HondaJet at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), held at Geneva, which was its first European...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Pulse Lines for LEAP Engine Production

During the recent Paris Air Show, French engine manufacturer Snecma announced significant investment in a new assembly facility to meet the unprecedented level of customer demand for the new...

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Transportation

Jet Aviation Geneva Approved to Service Gulfstream, Bombardier Aircraft in India

Jet Aviation Geneva recently received CAR-145 approval from the Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India to provide base maintenance services to...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Mercedes-Benz Begins GLA Production in India

Mercedes-Benz has expanded its local production portfolio at its Pune, India, assembly plant to six model series with the recent addition of the GLA compact SUV. The other models include S-,...

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Automotive

Scania Supplies 200 More Trucks to Indian Mining Company

Indian mining company BGR Mining & Infra recently placed an order for 200 Scania P 410 tipper trucks, adding to the company’s current fleet of 246 Scania vehicles. BGR Mining...

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Electronics & Computers

Hindustan Aeronautics Selects L-3’s TACAN+ for Light Utility Helicopter Program

L-3 Aviation Products announced that Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has selected its Tactical Airborne Navigation System, TACAN+, for its new Light...

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Energy

Borla, Alphabet Energy Pursue Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery in Next-Gen Exhaust

Borla Performance and Alphabet Energy have partnered to jointly develop and commercialize a next-generation exhaust system for trucks that incorporates...

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Electronics & Computers

Flight Vision System for Rotary-Wing Aircraft

Elbit Systems Ltd.'s Helicopter ClearVision is the rotary-wing version of its ClearVision next-generation enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) for commercial aircraft. This system has been...

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Materials

Styrolution Targets Interiors for Styrenics Growth

Based in Frankfurt, Pierre Juan manages sales and technical teams across 19 countries as the Global Automotive Vice President at Styrolution. The company describes itself as the leading...

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Imaging

NASA System Would Enable Unmanned Aircraft to Fly in US Airspace

NASA, working with government and industry partners, is testing a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations in United States airspace....

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Aerospace

Jet Contrails Affect Ground Temperatures and Climate

High in the sky where the cirrus ice crystal clouds form, jet contrails draw their crisscross patterns. Now researchers have found that these elevated ice cloud trails can influence...

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Aerospace

Material That Mimics Owl Wings Could Make Planes Quieter

A newly designed material that mimics the wing structure of owls could help make wind turbines, computer fans, and planes much quieter. Early wind tunnel tests of the coating have...

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Product Briefs
Test & Measurement

Strain Measurement

Instron offers the AVE 2 second-generation advanced video extensometer, using patented measurement technology in an accurate noncontacting strain measurement device that conforms to rigorous testing standards. The fully integrated device adapts to the normal fluctuations of environmental conditions and can be adapted to any...

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Defense

Rising Sun Breaks Cover on Japanese Defense Industry

For the first time since the Second World War, the Japanese aerospace industry has demonstrated a new defense air program overseas in an attempt to interest potential export customers....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

CNC Marking Tool

A new generation of BZ-Marker marking tools from Markator makes it possible to easily change the marking pin by using pliers to pull it out; it is no longer necessary to send the marking tool to the manufacturer to change the pin. The BZ-Marker is suitable for CNC machining centers to generate a durable marking on many different...

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Materials

High-Temp Fluorosilicone Elastomers

Dow Corning unveiled a significant enhancement to its Silastic fluorosilicone rubber (FSR) portfolio at the SAE 2015 World Congress, developing a more heat-resistant FSR technology for applications in...

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Automotive

Fiat Demonstrates Improved Fuel Efficiency with Low-Temperature Liquid Cooling Loop

The concept of a second water-cooling loop—adding a low-temperature radiator (LTR) and water cooling to replace air-cooling of the A/C condenser, turbo...

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Automotive

Four-Quadrant Voltage Drop Simulator

EM Test now offers the VDS 200Q Series, a four-quadrant voltage drop simulator that can source and sink current using a programmed voltage in both positive and negative polarities. The amplifier generates dips and drops, short interruptions, and voltage variations to simulate a wide range of phenomena...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Northrop Grumman and Green Hills Software Part of H-1 Upgrades

Under a recently awarded contract from Naval Air Systems Command, Northrop Grumman will provide FlightPro Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft, becoming...

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Test & Measurement

SAKOR Develops 'Spacecraft Emulator' to Test Dream Chaser Control System

SAKOR Technologies, Inc. has supplied a test system to Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to be used to test the atmospheric flight control system for the Dream...

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Software

Additive-Manufacturing Database

The Senvol Database is a searchable database for industrial 3-D printing machines and materials. Users can search by over 30 fields, including machine build size, material type, and tensile strength. A design...

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Electronics & Computers

Condition Monitoring Sensor

Gill Sensors & Controls GScondition monitoring sensor range family reduces unplanned breakdowns in industrial machine applications. Installed in the sump or oil line, the compact, all-in-one sensor retains...

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Propulsion

Supercharging Advances with Clutches

For boosting an engine, exhaust gas turbochargers offer efficiency in scavenging waste heat and converting it for more power. Their problem is that they often lack advantage in low-speed conditions...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Ford Focuses on Cameras

Ford Motor Co. is beefing up its use of cameras and expanding their roles. Imagers can help drivers peer around corners and help back up trailers in addition to basic functions like lane keeping.

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