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Energy

Enterprise Battery-Analysis Pioneer Voltaiq Partners with Siemens

As CES 2024 was wrapping up in Las Vegas, battery-analysis pioneer Voltaiq and Siemens Digital Industries Software announced a partnership they said is intended to help...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Vinfast Needs to Stop Digging

Startups are famous for moving quickly. Vinfast may want to slow things down.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

The Ford We Didn’t Know

Ford CEO Jim Farley exposed significant product-development lapses during his company’s fourth-quarter-2022 earnings call on February 2. Ford’s 4Q profit performance was no-excuses dismal. Its causes, he...

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Energy

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Ultrasound Tech Offers Sophisticated Battery-Testing Intelligence

The production and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the global EV and stationary energy storage systems (ESS) markets is growing at an exponential rate. At the same...

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Original Equipment
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

ACT Expo 2022 Roundup: Bollinger, Hyundai and Volvo Clean-Vehicle Updates

If there was any doubt that zero-emission work trucks are coming – and, really, there isn’t – the 2022 ACT Expo made it abundantly clear they’re on their...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Homing in on STEM Innovation

Constraints are sometimes just new ways to open doors. High school senior Victor Cai (above), an 18-year-old from Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, learned this lesson working on a short-range, narrow-bandwidth...

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Communications

Quality Management Experts Provide Guidance on AS9100 Standard, Equipment Calibration

Quality management professionals across the global aerospace and defense community discuss the AS9100 international standard, audits, and equipment...

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Unmanned Systems

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Q&A: Panasonic Races to Keep Pace with EV Battery Demand

As part of its series of virtual Tech Talks at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Panasonic hosted two of its key battery engineers to discuss the fast-paced development of...

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Test & Measurement

2021 Chevrolet Suburban High Country

GM engineers tell me that their latest full-size light truck program, which most recently spawned the 2021 Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon, encompassed nearly 10,000 engineering and technical staff...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Virtual and Physical Testing of Third-Generation High Strength Steel

Developing lightweight, stiff and crash-resistant vehicle body structures requires a balance between part geometry and material properties. High-strength materials...

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Test & Measurement

Tesla Casts a New Strategy for Lightweight Structures

Aluminum is synonymous with “weight-saving” in most contemporary automotive-engineering reference points. But apart from a few applications – most notably Ford’s F-Series...

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Articles
AR/AI

Implementing an Aerospace Factory of the Future

Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Insights into Heavy-Duty Engine Design

Engine developers face numerous challenges in their work. When building the new clean-sheet design C3.6 engine, Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems considered several factors including customer...

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Motion Control

Cab Air Quality: A Critical Component of Operator Comfort

Review the design specs for any new haul truck, excavator, dozer or other off-road machine, and you’re not likely to find requirements related to cab air quality—yet....

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Software

Approved Vendor List Supplier Reduction: Everyone Is Doing It

Every quality-run organization has a supplier vetting process. The one common denominator always heard in supplier audits is: "We simply must reduce our list of...

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Technology Report
Connectivity

China’s NIO Making EV Battery Swapping Work

Emergent electric-vehicle automaker NIO believes battery swapping makes sense for EVs and the company’s customers almost universally agree. In front of 10,000 guests at the 2018 NIO Day in...

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Design

Additive Manufacturing Is Transforming Mobility Engineering, Driving the Factory of the Future

Additive manufacturing continues to advance and transform mobility engineering, as aerospace and automotive firms increasingly adopt and invest...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

SAE International Debuts AS13006, Process Control Methods Aerospace Standard

SAE International in Warrendale, Pa., has published AS13006: Process Control Methods, a new standard with guidance material to support specific aerospace engine...

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Software

Raytheon Invests in Advanced, Autonomous Manufacturing Technologies for Radar Development, Testing

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) in Waltham, Mass., has upped its investment in advanced manufacturing innovations, including automated and...

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Aerospace

SAE International Anti-Counterfeit Standards Integral to Obsolescence Management

Obsolescence management is key to the safe, secure, and reliable operation of platforms and systems over a long operational life. Counterfeit parts...

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Power

Can Tech Prevent Drunk-Driving Fatalities?

Despite the introduction of active and passive safety systems installed on new vehicles, the U.S. motor vehicle death rate remains high, currently some 40,000 persons. Although this number...

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Software

Quality Control for Additive Manufacturing Parts Using Non-Destructive Testing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is growing in importance as a fabrication process for the space industry, enabling weight and cost savings through optimized designs...

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Aerospace

Finding Alternatives to Cadmium in Aerospace Applications

It is both an exciting and a difficult time for the aerospace industry. While the sector is at its most buoyant with demand soaring in the commercial market, this is placing a strain...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Additive Manufacturing: How 3D Printing Will Transform the A&D Support Chain

3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), is quickly becoming a 'must have' for aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers rather than just a luxury R&D...

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Briefs
Defense

Process Approach to Determining Quality Inspection Deployment

As new technologies are implemented in manufacturing areas, inspection processes will be affected. Often because product quality has increased or automated inspection equipment...

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Articles
Defense

Designing VME Power Systems With Standard Modules

Military electronics continue to push the performance envelope in all directions. Each new system design faces the same challenges: the need for more processing power, tighter specs, and...

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Nanotechnology

2016 SAE Congress: Clemson University and Toyota Unveil UBox Concept

A concept vehicle engineered by Clemson University graduate students features a curved glass roof with a multi-material support structure produced by a novel...

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