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Designing for 200 BMEP and 22,000 Rpm

Fire-bombing destroyed Japan’s 66 largest cities and their industry during World War II. After the war, over 200 makers of light motorbikes sprang into being because such transportation could be...

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Editorial
Power

Sunset for the American V8

Technologies transition from dominance to nearly dead at different speeds and for various reasons. That’s particularly true for motive power. Pistons, cams and valves are giving way to anodes, cathodes and...

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Technology Report
Test & Measurement

GM Puts Its New Z06 Corvette V8 on a Different Plane

Cadillac didn’t invent the V8 engine, but GM’s premium brand deserves credit for advancing that prime mover’s cause over the past century. One of the most significant strides...

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Manned Systems

Advancing the OP Engine on Three Fronts

Global demand for cleaner, more power-dense internal combustion engines (ICE) is expected to continue into the middle of this century, for a variety of vehicle applications and markets. San...

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Technology Report
Materials

All-Composite EV Wheel Heads to Production

Designed for EV and niche applications, the first commercially viable, low cost, lightweight, all-composite wheel moves to the next phase of development with a pilot production run. The...

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Propulsion

Lightweighting Tour-De-Force: 2021 Ducati Superleggera V4

According to Ducati, the 2021 Superleggera V4 is its most powerful, fastest and most advanced production bike, ever. This is no mean claim from the Bologna-based manufacturer...

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Power

Porsche Partners to Develop 3D-Printed Pistons

Additive manufacturing (AM), aka 3D printing, is not new to Porsche. The German manufacturer heavily leverages AM processes in prototyping, and since May 2020, in production for...

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Road Ready
Power

Ford’s Max Mustang Brings ‘World Class’ into the Sports Coupe Conversation

There’s the old saw about a something being better than the sum of its parts. That phrase applies to the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – despite most...

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Propulsion

Nissan's 2020 Frontier Gets New Powertrain

More transmission gears and greater engine horsepower should enliven the 2020 Nissan Frontier midsize pickup truck. “We’re launching a new transmission and new engine in the current...

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Propulsion

What We’re Driving: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

For the 2019 model year, Toyota rediscovered and reintroduced the hatchback body style for the Corolla. Take the sheetmetal as you will – to me, some angles appeal, others don’t...

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Technology Report
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Ford ‘Cranks’ It up with Another Big V8 for Mustang

When Ford introduced the Mustang Shelby GT350 in 2015, it was the pinnacle of Mustang-ness thanks to its 5.2-L DOHC “Voodoo” V8 that featured a flat-plane crankshaft design to...

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Weapons Systems

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, 2nd Edition Has Been Expanded to Include New Images and Information

Originally published in 1995 and held in high regard, Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II is Graham White’s...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Toyota pickups fitted with gonzo oversize tires, long-travel suspensions and M1 Abrams-quality skid plates have been part of the U.S. off-roading scene since before “Ironman Ivan” Stewart won the Baja 1000...

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Energy

2019 Dodge Challenger: Deceased Demon Seeds Stronger and Wider Muscle-Car Lineup

The 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup sees a savvy refresh that keenly redistributes its muscle-car strengths. With the one-model-year-only Demon passing into...

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Application Briefs
Defense

Diesel Frigate Engines

Fairbanks Morse
Beloit, WI
1-800-356-6955
www.fairbanksmorse.com

Fairbanks Morse - an EnPro Industries company - has been awarded a contract to deliver eight FM | Colt-Pielstick diesel engines to power...

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Propulsion

New Chevy Corvette ZR1’s LT5 V8: 2 Hp per Cubic Inch

John Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer for GM’s small-block (OHV V8) engines, seems justified in his pride regarding the role his 755-hp LT5 V-8 played in achieving the scorching...

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Power

Volvo’s Polestar Unveils 600-Hp Performance Hybrid

Polestar, Volvo Car Group's performance brand, unveiled its first car, the 600-hp (448-kW) Polestar 1 performance hybrid. Available in mid-2019, it is the first of three vehicles from...

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Power

Eaton Solves Nuisance Problems with Electrohydraulic Solutions

Hysteresis is a common shortcoming in applying fluid power products to industrial and mobile equipment. It is frequently unreported due to a lack of a cost-effective option...

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Application Briefs
Defense

Torpedo Transducer Array/Nose Shell Assembly

Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

The U.S. Navy recently awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $9.6 million contract, with...

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Manned Systems

Axial Piston Pumps

Hawe Hydraulics plans to show a variety of axial piston pumps at ConExpo/IFPE 2014, including the new V60N-130 pump type that is a member of the well-established V60N series. The company claims that the V60N-130 pump, in...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Medium-Pressure Axial Piston Pump

Liebherr-Components recently introduced its newly developed LH30VO axial piston pump of swash plate design. The medium-pressure pump complements the existing product portfolio in the range of 280-bar...

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Product Briefs
Power

Compact Motors

Benefiting from Poclain Hydraulics’ know-how in turret rotation solutions, the new range of MZ motors are more “concentrated” for integration into machines like mini and medium-sized excavators, as well as forestry,...

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Communications

Open-Circuit Piston Pumps

Eaton’s X20 portfolio of open-circuit piston pumps now has inverse proportional pressure control (IPPC) and remote pressure control options for improved system efficiency in construction, mining, and agriculture...

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Materials

Advancing the Use of Beryllium Bearing Materials for Unmanned Platforms

Aerospace and defense platforms are often regarded as the earliest adopters of new materials and processes technologies. Materials test programs provide validations of...

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Product Briefs
Energy

Pressure Switch

Gems Sensors & Controls’ Model PS61P OEM subminiature pressure switch offers reliable medium-to-high pressure monitoring within space-constrained applications. The design incorporates a hardened alloy steel piston...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Rexroth Releases New Flow-Sharing Valve for Mini Excavators

Bosch Rexroth took advantage of bauma China to launch a new size for its RS valve platform, the RS15, which the company says was in reaction to an “upwards spiral” in the...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

KSPG Automotive Is on the Fast Track Globally

KSPG Automotive is tallying up impressive sales around the globe, but keeping pace with the galloping growth requires both product and people.

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Design

Formulating a Winning Motor Oil

Paul Bastien (SAE Member, 1990), Senior Research Engineer and Product Development Specialist for Shell Global Solutions (U.S.) Inc., is part of a team of scientists and technicians responsible for...

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Power

Polyurethane Seals

Hydratech Industries features a polyurethane sealing solution from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies on its hydraulic piston accumulators. The Freudenberg Simko 300 seal ring offers improved operating life, form...

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