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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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Test & Measurement

Using Open-Cavity Plastic Packages in Avionics Applications

See which methods can help semiconductors meet very tight time-to-market windows.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Weaving a New Future for Composites

The advantages of composites are rarely debated. Born mostly from aerospace research, incredibly light but strong creations such as carbon fiber have upended mass-to-strength formulas, changing the...

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Connectivity

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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Test & Measurement

Plastics Exec Calls for Standards to Drive New Material Opportunities

The plastics industry is rethinking its next generation of automotive materials to meet new demands in what it calls “the ACCESS framework” – Autonomy,...

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Unmanned Systems

A Solution for Ice-Free Sensors

Sensor surfaces that are exposed to weather need to be kept clean so that ADAS and autonomous driving systems can function safely. Ice build-up in cold conditions is of particular concern, but Canatu thinks...

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Materials

Metal-Plated, High-Temperature Plastics

Imagine a material that lightens fuel loads and cuts costs every time a rocket blasts off from the launch pad.

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Power

With 2019 Sierra, GMC Puts Brand Differentiation Behind It—literally 

That the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup uses GM’s same T1 fullsize-truck architecture as the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado was of course preordained. The new...

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Electronics & Computers

3D Printed Spacecraft Parts

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Materials

What We’re Driving: 2018 Chrysler 300 S AWD

Selling a car, any kind of car, is tough business in a time when everyone wants crossovers. It’s always seemed particularly difficult for FCA, so in more than one sense you can see the...

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Materials

Designing With Plastics for Military Equipment

U.S. soldiers carry loads of equipment and protective gear that can weigh anywhere from 45 to 130 pounds. This is more than enough to quickly tire even the most well-conditioned personnel,...

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Aerospace

Experimental Setup to Assess Blast and Penetration- Induced Secondary Debris in a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Environment

As part of Project Agreement on Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT), the US Army Research...

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Physical Sciences

Outdoor Synthetic Aperture Acoustic Ground Target Measurements

A novel outdoor synthetic aperture acoustic (SAA) system consists of a microphone and loudspeaker traveling along a 6.3-meter rail system. This is an extension of a prior indoor...

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Physical Sciences

Some Advances in Understanding of Environmental Fatigue

A research program has yielded advances in understanding of numerous aspects of environmental crack propagation in aerospace aluminum alloys. From one perspective, the objective of this program was to quantitatively establish governing crack-tip-mechanics conditions and damage mechanisms...