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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

We've Been Here Before

For a couple of decades, virtually every global original equipment manufacturer spent significant capital and attention raising their sales/production profile in China. It became the world’s largest light...

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Regulations/Standards

New Keys to Success

Much has been written about the extraordinary vehicle production and market environment of the past four years in North America and beyond. The plethora of negative impacts from COVID, chip availability, scarcity of...

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Power

'Scaling' EVs Won’t Come Easy

Regular readers of Supplier Eye will note that this author tries to outline the positives and the negatives of supplier strategies. It’s a moving target. A recent deluge of negative headlines with...

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Supplier Eye
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Electrification Brings Supplier Value Closer to Home

Various aspects of life and business come full circle. While I’m not waiting for bell bottoms from the 1970s to make a triumphant return, the automotive industry is quickly...

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News
Materials

BEV – a New Business Model

Stellantis’ commitment of €30 billion ($35.5B) to electrifying its product portfolio across 14 brands by 2025 joins the seemingly endless flow of capital and human resources towards the electric-mobility...

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News
Manned Systems

When a Van Beats a Pickup

As a utilitarian tool, the 2021 Great American Pickup truck has some fundamental flaws. Its open bed jeopardizes any cargo that’s valuable (exposing your payload to the world) or not waterproof. Worse,...

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Power

Nissan Reveals Design for Next-Generation Z Sportscar

Giving hope to automotive enthusiasts that niche models will remain in at least some automakers’ lineups, Nissan this week revealed the Z Proto, “signaling the company's intent...

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Briefs
Weapons Systems

Bore Elevation and Azimuth Measurement System (Beams)

A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.

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Original Equipment
Manned Systems

Mecalac Designs Unique-Pivoting Swing Loader

Mecalac markets itself as an urban-equipment manufacturer, and the company’s focus on designing machines for constricted-space jobsites so prevalent in cities is manifested in the AS1600...

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Editorial
Packaging & Sterilization

ConExpo Excels amid COVID-19

Las Vegas seemed to be in a bubble from March 10-13, the week of ConExpo-Con/Agg & IFPE 2020. Tens of thousands of attendees crowded the halls inside the Las Vegas Convention Center and outside on the...

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Software

Aerospace & Defense, Maintenance, Manufacturing Embrace Cloud, SaaS

Cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption is up across aerospace & defense (A&D), energy, engineering, manufacturing, and field service globally. The...

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Articles
Test & Measurement

Tips for Reducing Error When Using Eddy Current Measuring Techniques

Inductive eddy current technology is an extremely versatile non-contact method for measuring an object's position, distance, or vibration.

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Articles
Materials

The Three Rs of Analog Position Sensor-Based Mechanical Measurements

Learn about Repeatability, Resolution, and Response.

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Articles
Test & Measurement

J.D. Power Launches New Vehicle-Engineering Award at SAE’s WCX 2019

Long known for its groundbreaking surveys measuring automotive customer satisfaction, quality and dependability—and presenting corresponding awards to top-achieving...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Hardware Design of a High Dynamic Range Radio Frequency (RF) Harmonic Measurement System

Radio frequency (RF) circuit elements that are traditionally considered to be linear frequently exhibit nonlinear properties that affect the intended...

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Articles
Aerospace

Single Event Effects in High Altitude Aerospace Sensor Applications

There are many advantages to utilizing active electronics versus the passive systems often used in aircraft applications, such as pressure, temperature, and flow sensors....

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Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Using Turbine Flow Meters for Aerospace Test and Measurement Applications

Turbine flow meters have long been a preferred technology for obtaining precise measurements of fluid flow in the aerospace industry. In addition to their high...

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News
Software

Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality Transform Heavy-Vehicle Engineering

Augmented, mixed and virtual reality (AR, MR and VR) are everywhere. Over the past 12-18 months the number of new devices and apps being released has risen...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Simulation 'Libraries' Will Support Testing of High-Level Vehicle Autonomy

The challenges of validating autonomous vehicles designed to operate at SAE Level 4 and 5 are a major focus of driving-simulation specialist rFpro. The advent of...

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Test & Measurement

Virtual Validation on the Rise, but Physical Testing Remains Crucial

The more vehicles do to take control and perform safety-related maneuvers without driver input, the smaller will be their margin for error. Ensuring that all the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Mass Flow Meter

The MicroTRICOR TCM-100 Coriolis mass flow meter from AW-Lake Company (Oak Creek, WI) is the smallest TRICOR Coriolis meter designed for the accurate measurement of very low flow rates. It is suitable for dosing, blending...

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Energy

Compact Pressure Sensors

For forklift trucks, telehandlers, and other logistical vehicles, the trend is moving toward more power in a smaller installation space and Rexroth supports this development with its PR4 series 10 pressure sensors....

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Defense

U.S., India to Collaborate on Mars Exploration, Earth-Observing Mission

While attending the International Astronautical Congress, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation...

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Aerospace

Saab Developing New Methods for Optimizing Flight Efficiency

The NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) awarded Saab a cooperative agreement to prototype and test a new tool for the optimization of air traffic across multiple phases...

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Automotive

Mazda Reaches out to High Schoolers for STEM

The engineering and race professionals from Mazda presented the nuances of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to a group of high school-age students May 27 at Martin Luther King...

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Motion Control

Job Market for Engineers Remains Hot

Automotive industry recruiters know the supply of engineers is thinner than the demand.

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Data Acquisition

Racecar Data Acquisition and Analysis Are Subjects of New SAE Book

Racecar data acquisition used to be limited to well-funded teams in high-profile championships. Today, the cost of electronics has decreased dramatically, making it...

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Briefs
Physical Sciences

Two-Camera Imaging System for Kinematic Measurements

A high-speed imaging system has been devised as a noninvasive means of collecting data on the kinematics of working models of developmental underwater or aerial vehicles that would utilize...

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Briefs
Physical Sciences

Digital-Image Data Acquisition System for Turbulent Mixing and Combustion

An equipment and instrumentation system for high-speed digital image data acquisition and processing includes components for Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF), flame-speed, and ignition and extinction measurements of laminar flames at variable pressure; tracking...