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Defense

Army Tests Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System

Over 100 artillery rockets were launched recently at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS. The test, conducted at...

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Defense

3D Printed Aircraft Flown Off Royal Navy Warship

A 3D printed aircraft has successfully launched off the front of a Royal Navy warship and landed safely on a Dorset beach.

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Defense

Vibration Table Used to Test Nuclear Weapon Components

It took decades for technology to catch up with the math David Smallwood worked out to control vibration table shakers. Smallwood, a retired Sandia National Laboratories researcher who...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

GHG Phase 2 Regs, Autonomous Vehicles Present Challenges, Opportunities

PACCAR Technical Center works closely with all of the company’s truck divisions—DAF in Europe, Peterbilt and Kenworth in North America and globally—and has two...

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Automotive

Blizzard Conditions Test FCA's 4WD and AWD Vehicles

With more 4x4 and all-wheel-drive vehicles in its product portfolio than at any other time, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has invested $2.5 million to upgrade a climatic test cell with a...

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Automotive

Audi Chooses High Technology but Cautious Design Evolution for New A4

Audi’s just revealed 2016MY A4 is a classic example of automotive evolutionary design. Its aesthetics are not quite ripe for a game of “spot the difference”...

Global Vehicles
Automotive

Ford GT Prototypes "Run Naked" in Public-Road Testing Phase

Without camouflage or dazzle paint jobs, Ford’s 2017 GT development program has begun public-road testing in southeastern Michigan. The exotic American supercars are "running...

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Power

SsangYong Takes on European Challenge with Tivoli

“Tivoli is the biggest thing to happen to SsangYong,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK.

Product Briefs
Communications

PLM Mobile Strategy

Aras Flow is an integrated mobile tablet app for Aras Innovator 11. For the first time in PLM, according to Aras, change workflows are combined with discussion commenting, visualization, and markup in a tablet format....

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Transportation

APUs save Fuel, Serve as Driver Retention Tool

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates the current shortage of drivers is roughly 35,000 to 40,000. The inability to find new drivers is a reality that many fleets face today,...

Technical Innovation
Software

Energid Actively Working on Simulation Technologies for Lunar and Planetary Rovers

For obvious reasons, conditions on lunar and planetary surfaces can understandably be hard to duplicate physically, even in the best case when they are...

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Defense

Oshkosh’s $30B Humvee Replacement Makes Soldier Protection a Top Priority

First there was the Jeep. Then came the Humvee. Now, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) will soon enter production as the 21st century mobility machine for...

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Power

MTU Engines, and Engineers, to Reap Benefit of New R&D Test Facility

In late July, a €40 million, 9000-m² test facility in Friedrichshafen, MTU’s lead site and main R&D location, officially went into service. The new five-story...

Global Vehicles
Transportation

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Is Larger, Longer, and Sheds 250 Lb

General Motors’ best-selling global product, the Chevrolet Cruze, gains an all-new platform for 2016 that helps make the C-segment model longer, roomier, more aerodynamic, and...

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Design

High-Integrity, Low-Cost Aluminum Components Produced by Semi-Solid Casting

Semi-solid casting is a near-net shape casting process that is capable of producing extremely high-quality castings. It differs from all other casting processes...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Helium Leak Detectors

Helium leak detection systems are helping transmission suppliers improve quality and reduce the cost of producing new automatic transmissions. Kuka Assembly and Test Corp., for example, has developed leak-detection...

Product Briefs
Automotive

Acoustic Engine Layer

Basotect TG melamine foam from BASF is used for the acoustic layer in Volkswagen EA888 engine covers. The use of Basotect on the engine cover helps to address multiple challenges faced by automakers: it provides...

Product Briefs
Aerospace

Lubricants for Cabin Noise Reduction

Lubricant solutions from Klüber Lubrication reduce stick-slip and eliminate cabin noise generated by vibration and friction in automobile interiors. Klüberalfa MR 3 is designed for friction points in vehicles where improved sliding and noise-damping behavior are required. The invisible oil remains in the...

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Propulsion

NASA Tests New Green Propellants for Satellites

To stay in the proper orbit, many satellites have thrusters – small rocket engines – that fire to change altitude or orientation in space. On Earth, where gravity dominates, five pounds of...

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Test & Measurement

Tool Nondestructively Characterizes Structural Materials as they Deform

Materials scientists are busy developing advanced materials, while also working to squeeze every bit of performance out of existing materials. This is...

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Aerospace

High-Strength Aluminum Alloys

The Advanz 7000-series aluminum alloys from Novelis are designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures. Claimed to be two to three times stronger than any automotive aluminum used in high volumes...

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Automotive

Mercedes’ New GLC Represents a Sportier Focus

“Modern lightweight construction, the best aerodynamics (Cd 0.31) in its class, and innovative drive systems make the Mercedes-Benz GLC a real champion in the field of energy...