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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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Materials

Solving Signal Interference Challenges in Aerospace and Defense Electronics

As the complexity of signal challenges in aerospace and defense technology increases, design engineers need to creatively combine materials to solve multiple problems at once.

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Power

Rivian R1T Analyzed by Teardown Expert

Rivian’s R1T is in big demand by both the public and the industry. OEMs are still scrambling to acquire their own examples of the pioneering, innovative electric pickup for competitive analysis...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Molded RF Materials for Hypersonic Sensors and Seekers

Hypersonics and the materials needed therein are critical to both our nation’s defense and our national economy, says one feature writer.

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Software

3DEO Launches New Metal 3D-Printing Platform

California-based 3DEO unveiled in February its new metal 3D printing platform and patented technology, Saffron. The proprietary platform has been in development for the past five years....

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Materials

3D Printing Scales-Up

While the 3D-printed vehicle remains a dream, the technology also known as additive manufacturing (AM) already has proven its ability to create impressively complex part geometries in concepts such as EDAG’s...

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Design

Directing GM’s 3D-Printed Future

Among automakers, General Motors was an early adopter of 3-D printing/additive manufacturing (AM) in the 1980s and is accelerating both its use of, and investment in, the technology. Nearly 40,000...

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Test & Measurement

Moving Metal AM Forward

The global 3D-printing metals market was estimated to be US $774 million in 2019, according to a recent research report by MarketsandMarkets. The research company projects the market to reach more than US $3.1...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Quadricycle AV Pod Pops Open in London

Mobility “pods” regularly pop up in the automated-driving universe and the latest is a quadricycle prototype called MOTIV, claimed by its creators to “break the mold for future mobility...

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Materials

2019’s Best Automotive Plastics Innovations

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition, now in its 49th year, is considered the “Oscars” for those developing polymer and...

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Aerospace

Sciaky, Aubert & Duval, and Airbus Join Together to Combine High-Power Forging with Additive Manufacturing

Sciaky, Inc., Aubert & Duval S.A., Airbus SE, and the Saint Exupéry Institute for Research in Technology (IRT) have laid out...

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Materials

Novelis Creates First Aluminum Sheet Battery Enclosure for Mass Electric Vehicle Production

Battery weight and power density is a major design consideration when it comes to electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. To reduce platform...

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Electronics & Computers

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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Supplier Eye
Materials

Shifting Focus to Rising Costs

Welcome to 2019, a new year that’s already brimming with challenges for mobility-industry suppliers. As they deal with escalating technology investments, unpredictable product-launch cadences, an influx...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Compression Molding Press

Beckwood Press Company
Fenton, MO
636-343-4100
www.beckwood.com

Beckwood Press Company, a company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems,...

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Design

Tenneco Tech Center Expands NVH Capabilities with New Materials Lab

A material analysis lab and a dual material injection press, the latest additions to Tenneco’s Milan Technical Center, are helping technical specialists develop and...

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News
Materials

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

BMW’s Back at Carbon Fiber with Award-Winning Motorcycle Swingarm

BMW rocked the composites world late last year when it announced it was selling its stake in the heralded Moses Lake, WA carbon-fiber production joint venture called SGL...

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Test & Measurement

Quality and Validation of Digital Designs for Aerospace and Defense

As aerospace and defense manufacturing becomes increasingly digitized—from the earliest design stages to the factory floor and beyond—data accuracy is fundamental to...

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Aerospace

Flat Cable Technology for Aerospace Applications

There are those who think all cables are created equal. Well, they're not.

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Application Briefs
Defense

Fusible-Core Polymer

Egmond Plastic
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31-72-5614644
www.egmondplastic.nl

Fuel housings for aerospace applications have very complex inner geometries which are not moldable using conventional...

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Manned Systems

Truck Racing Demonstrates New Technology, Aero Design

Season two of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship took place this spring at India’s F1 track, the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), with Stuart Oliver of Team Castrol Vecton...

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Technology Update
Aerospace

Toho Tenax Develops 'Super-Heat-Resistant' Prepreg for Engine Apps

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. announced Nov. 6 that it has developed a new prepreg — a carbon-fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin — that offers super-high-heat and...

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Defense

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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Articles
Aerospace

The Influence of Material Processing on the Performance of Composite Parts

The production of composite parts relies on an ever increasing number of processing technologies which have a large impact on the performance of the part. The...

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Briefs
Physical Sciences

Testing Mechanical Properties of Polymer-Based Multi- Phase Particulate Composites

Polymer composites comprised of metallic particles distributed throughout a contiguous polymer matrix can often be modified to produce advanced composites...

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Briefs
Physical Sciences

Humanlike Articulated Robotic Headform for Respirator Fit Testing

The testing of individual respiratory protection (IRP) devices is now accomplished with panels of human wearers. Historical at tempts to simulate the human face and head have...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Fabrication of Novel Transparent PMMA Composites for Optical Tagging

The emerging threats caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have drastically increased concerns about soldier survivability. The ability to identify “friend vs....

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Briefs
Materials

Temperature Effect on Drop-Weight Impact of Hybrid Woven Composites

The main idea of composite material is to combine different materials to produce a new material with performance unattainable by the individual constituents. It gives...

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