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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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News
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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Editorial
Power

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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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News
Data Acquisition

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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Software

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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Test & Measurement

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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Test & Measurement

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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News
AR/AI

Using CT to Detect Defects in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Because of their power density, lithium-ion batteries as used by electric vehicles (EV) are subject to strict quality monitoring. Industrial computed tomography (CT) increasingly is...

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News
Unmanned Systems

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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What We’re Driving
Manned Systems

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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Nanotechnology

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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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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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Articles
Green Design & Manufacturing

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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Articles
Green Design & Manufacturing

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Test & Measurement

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Fokker Uses ZwickRoell Creep Testing Machines to Test for Hydrogen Embrittlement on Landing Gear Components

Aerospace manufacturers walk a metaphorical balance beam to continually develop and produce stronger, more efficient materials...

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Defense

Aerospace Materials Testing Could Have Medical-Grade Digital Traceability Through ZwickRoell

The future of the aerospace industry relies on innovative materials to improve aircraft performance, weight, and strength. Beyond the materials...

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Software

Atlas Copco Takes Smart-Manufacturing Tools and Systems on Tour

Wireless tools and production systems intertwined to the Industry 4.0 manufacturing revolution are featured in Atlas Copco’s recently-launched traveling roadshow.

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Regulations/Standards

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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Aerospace

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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Software

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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Defense

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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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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Technical Innovation
Transportation

Software's Growth Shines Spotlight on Eliminating Defects

Software’s becoming a greater factor in vehicle development, prompting a heightened focus on reducing the number of defects in code. Early planning, discipline, and continuous...

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