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Magna Introduces 100% Melt-Recyclable Foam for Seating

Magna last week announced the development of EcoSphere, which it calls an industry-first product that will prevent one category of material — seat foam padding and trim covers —...

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Materials

Defrosting Tech Saves EV Battery Energy

Turning on the heater in most EVs can be a range-killing decision due to the power draw of the vehicle’s HVAC. But while cold feet reluctantly is a better option than not arriving at your...

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Energy

Battle for the Box

Whether you call them packs, boxes, or trays, the structures that envelop and protect EV battery cells and their supporting electrical and thermal-management hardware are among the industry’s top subsystem...

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Automotive

Recaro Pioneers Seating Shells Made with CF Recyclate

The green flag is about to drop on an auto-racing first: a seat shell infused with recycled carbon fiber.

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Automotive

Metamaterials R&D Targets NVH Abatement

Acoustics engineers have a broad variety of materials from which to choose for reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in vehicles. But their selection often comes with a measurable...

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Design

Nissan’s 2021 Rogue Is a COVID Beater

Nissan staff truly pulled out the stops to get the all-new 2021 Rogue into the market during the global pandemic. Rogue is the company’s best-selling product in North America, by far – a...

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Test & Measurement

A Cool New Dimension to Automotive Plastics’ Testing

R&D testing in extreme temperatures has long been part of ensuring required longevity and performance of automotive materials. That is particularly so regarding plastics, the...

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Aerospace

Molecular Engineering for Mechanically Resilient and Stretchable Electronic Polymers and Composites

The ability to predict the mechanical properties of organic semiconductors is of critical importance for roll-to-roll production and...

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Power

Chevy Reveals 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible, C8.R Racer

Reinforcing the Corvette’s long association with astronauts, Chevrolet unveiled the convertible version of its all-new, mid-engine-layout 2020 Corvette Stingray in Cape...

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Unmanned Systems

Citroën Frames a Motion-Sickness Solution

Following Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR’s) detailing of a new system to help alleviate motion sickness in vehicles, French company Citroën has announced its own undeniably unique solution:...

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Nanotechnology

Ford and Its Suppliers Take Top Honors at the 48th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition

Ford Motor Co. took home top honors at this year's 48th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition, winning the Grand Award for...

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Materials

Prodrive Process Expands Carbon Fiber’s Manufacturing Potential

Motorsport and advanced-engineering company Prodrive recently revealed what it confidently sees as a breakthrough process for recycling carbon fiber. It says the...

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Technology Report
Nanotechnology

Linking Embroidery and Carbon Fiber to save Weight and Cost

The story of carbon fiber’s use by the automotive industry in medium- to high-volume manufacturing has for decades moved through chapters of high expectation and low...

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Materials

Nissan Kicks Entry-Level CUV Makes Its U.S. Debut

Two years after debuting in Brazil, Nissan’s smallest utility vehicle, the Kicks, arrives in the U.S. market with alterations to the suspension and a quieter interior.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

BAAM Gets Bigger

At the end of 2017, Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) took delivery of a second “big area additive manufacturing” (BAAM) machine and two CNC machining centers: a large-format, Thermwood 5-axis router and a...

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Aerospace

Additive Manufacturing Materials for RF Components

The Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Weapons Development and Integration (WDI) Directorate has a program known as PRIntable Materials with...

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Photonics/Optics

Electronically Dimmable Aircraft Windows

That was the challenge posed to Gentex by Boeing. Window shades typically do the job on an airplane, but they’re cumbersome to operate, expensive to maintain, and do little to reflect the...

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Aerospace

Processing and Characterization of Polycrystalline YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) Core-Clad Fibers

YAG-based fiber lasers could offer efficient operation at power levels beyond those achievable in current state-of-the-art silica-based fiber...

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Test & Measurement

Simulating Thermal Expansion in Composites with Expanded Metal Foil for Lightning Protection

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is comprised of more than fifty percent carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) due to the material’s light weight and...

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Defense

Advanced Multifunctional Materials for High Speed Combatant Hulls

Currently small boat combatant design focuses primarily on speed and maneuverability. It would be advantageous to expand these capabilities to include reduced radar...

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Power

Bentley's Technology Future: Stone Trim, Smaller SUV and EVs

Bentley’s design, engineering and R&D programs are expanding as never before in the company’s near 100 year history. Not satisfied with introducing the super-premium...

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Aerospace

Structural Composites with Tuned EM Chirality

Work on structural composites with tunable chiral elements has produced electronically tunable overall chiral composites, mechanically tunable chiral composites, flat lenses with soft hyperbolic...

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Technology Update
Defense

TRB Turns Composites Focus to Aerospace Sector

TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd. recently released an aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for interior applications, expanding the application areas for its range of...

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Materials

Unlocking the Power of Ceramic Matrix Composites

Faster, lighter, stronger, hotter – words anyone working on military product development is all too used to hearing. In a world where advanced computer modeling and simulation packages are...

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

Mine-Sweeping Device

Minelab Electronics
Torrensville, Australia
61-8-8238-0888
www.minelab.com NIITEK
Dulles, VA
703-661-0283
www.niitek.com

Minelab Electronics, an Australian company known for its...

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Aerospace

Jet Aviation Basel Gains DGCA Approval from India for Dassault Aircraft

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

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INSIDER Product
Electronics & Computers

Rugged Android Tablet

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) has released its new IMT-1 Android 4.2 tablet, integrating the TI OMAP5432 1.5GHz dual-core ARM A15 processor for high performance computing power. Built-in WLAN or optional WWAN...

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Defense

Transparent Display Technology

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Aberdeen, MD
410-436-7118
www.ecbc.army.mil

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of...

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Aerospace

Next-Generation Antenna Design

Materials and Processes Enable New Possibilities for Unmanned Systems Command & Control

Unmanned vehicles are finding increasing usage in military engagements, not only for aerial applications but also...

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