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Altair Honors Innovations in Automotive Lightweighting and Sustainability

Toyota and its segment-first IsoDynamic Performance Seat were big winners in this year’s Altair Enlighten Awards, honored during an awards ceremony at the 2023...

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Unmanned Systems

Sustainability Shines in Asahi Kasei Electric Shuttle Concept

Asahi Kasei’s latest concept vehicle is a rolling showcase of the supplier’s materials and electronics innovations, with a strong focus on sustainability. Dubbed the...

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Energy

New Materials Move Li-Ion Batteries Toward the Solid-State Endgame

Battery-development experts from the auto industry and rapidly expanding startup companies concurred at the recent Battery and Electrification Summit, presented by...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

WCX 2021: Digitizing That New-Car Smell

The problem with “new-car” smells is the subjectivity of the sense. Nothing chafes at engineers more than subjectivity, which can wreak havoc in validation testing for both OEMs and suppliers....

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Nanotechnology

A Novel Materials Approach to EV Battery-Box Design

A battery enclosure that features a single-piece, metal-reinforced composite tray and one-piece composite cover is a step closer to an electric vehicle (EV) production application....

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Marelli’s COVID-Killing Cabin Purifier

Marelli North America is offering a solution to the problem of interior air quality in shared-use/autonomous vehicles. The upgraded HVAC setup purifies passenger car cabin air, including the...

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Test & Measurement

Use of Mass-Flux Measurement and Vapor-Phase Tomography to Quantify Vadose-Zone Source Strength and Distribution

New tech can improve evaluation of vadose zone source impacts on groundwater, leading to improved remediation decisions.

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Defense

Hybrid Ultra-Low VOC and Non-HAP Rain Erosion Coatings

Numerous military aircraft and shipboard surfaces, such as radomes, antennas, gun shields, wing leading edges, and helicopter blade leading edges, are coated with a specialized...

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Defense

Precision Assembly of Systems on Surfaces (PASS)

Chemiresistors represent a powerful class of chemical sensors that can be readily integrated into any electrical system, can be miniaturized, are readily multiplexed, and take nearly...

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Materials

Validation of Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP)-Free Torque Seal Inspection Lacquer

The Army uses numerous adhesives and sealants, among other coating materials, that contain significant amounts of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). This work...

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Materials

Less-Polluting Resins for Molding Composite Structures

Liquid resins that are suitable for use in molding composite- material structural panels and that contain and emit smaller amounts of air-polluting volatile organic compounds than do...

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