Chassis
Springs

Latest Stories

News
Energy

Brembo’s New Octyma Brakes Provide 8 Reasons for Better Deceleration

As the 2024 Range Rover Sport SV barrels down the front straight of the Portimão circuit, it’s fair to ask: What the heck is a 5,532-pound (2,509-kg) luxury SUV...

Feature Image

Road Ready
Power

Raptor Tops Fully Redesigned 2024 Ford Ranger Lineup

When Ford first reintroduced the Ranger to North America in 2019, it was welcomed largely because of its revered nameplate. But outside of a lauded 2.3-L four-cylinder turbo engine...

Feature Image

Technology Report
Power

Multimatic ‘Legs’ for Ferrari’s New Thoroughbred

The Ferrari Purosangue scurries up the snowbound pitches of Italy’s Monte Bondone, the Alpine peak whose auto-hillclimb exploits date to 1925. Ferrari’s first “SUV” —...

Feature Image

News
Power

EV Startup Prepares to Enter Commercial Market with Novel EAxle

Startup commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Harbinger is on a torrid work pace. Design, CAE simulation, supplier sourcing, test vehicle builds and other engineering...

Feature Image

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Rivian R1T Analyzed by Teardown Expert

Rivian’s R1T is in big demand by both the public and the industry. OEMs are still scrambling to acquire their own examples of the pioneering, innovative electric pickup for competitive analysis...

Feature Image

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Altair Honors Weight-Saving Innovations

Sustainable and stylish: two words not commonly paired but that aptly apply to this year’s Altair Enlighten Award winner for Sustainable Product – Vehicle, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. The...

Feature Image

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

MIL-DTL-32628/01-X Reusable EMI Shield Termination Band on MIL-DTL-38999 Electrical Connector Accessory Braid Termination/Tensile Qualification Test

A series of reusable bands were evaluated for tensile strength performance.

Feature Image

News
Manned Systems

Raptor 4-Door-Only for 2021; R Version Coming Next Year

Ford has unveiled its new Raptor, the third generation of the high-speed, off-road version of the F-150 pickup truck. Available only in a four-door SuperCrew configuration, the...

Feature Image

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Riding on Air: Activated Carbon Aims at Autos

Activated carbon may seem an esoteric piece of science in the automotive space, but it is quietly playing a key role in Audi A6 and A7 air-suspension systems. The technology also is...

Feature Image

Technology Report
Nanotechnology

Altair Honors Lightweight Advances

Fitting for an industry that collectively is accelerating electric-vehicle launches, Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycle won the Full Vehicle category of the 8th annual Altair Enlighten...

Feature Image

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

How to Install Coiled Spring Pins

See why coiled spring pins are being used extensively throughout the aerospace industry.

Feature Image

News
Electronics & Computers

Engineering the Chevrolet Corvette's First-Ever Mid-Engine Architecture

Shifting 500 lb (227 kg) of engine mass rearward by 7.5 feet (2.3 m) and moving 300 lb (136 kg) of transmission components aft by almost three feet transformed the...

Feature Image

News
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

All-New 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban Get IRS, Inline-6 Diesel

Although the full-size SUVs from General Motors’ Chevrolet brand have a long history and reputation built on their tough pickup-truck foundation, it’s apparent...

Feature Image

News
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Link Digital Suspension Uses Sensors, ECU to Keep Cabs Stable

Link Manufacturing is beefing up its usage of digital technologies with an upgraded Cabmate, unveiling a cab suspension system that smooths the ride for both drivers and those...

Feature Image

What We’re Driving
Manned 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...

Feature Image

Road Ready
Manned Systems

NAIAS 2019: FCA Debuts New Ram Heavy Duty Pickups

FCA’s Ram truck division unveiled its new 2019 Heavy Duty (HD) pickup truck lineup at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The new HD pickups feature the slick interiors...

Feature Image

Technical Innovation
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Link Readies Semi-Active Cab Suspension for Intro on Select 2020 Models

Link Manufacturing targets heavy-duty vehicles that transition from on- to off-road terrain, in particular, for what it claims will be the industry’s first...

Feature Image

News
Energy

Jaguar’s New EV Pacesetter

The state of the art of battery electric vehicles is progressing so quickly that each new vehicle introduction advances it. That is exactly what Jaguar has done with the I-Pace crossover SUV.

Feature Image

News
Power

Nissan Kicks Entry-Level CUV Makes Its U.S. Debut

Two years after debuting in Brazil, Nissan’s smallest utility vehicle, the Kicks, arrives in the U.S. market with alterations to the suspension and a quieter interior.

Feature Image

News
Materials

Citroen C4 Cactus

Its birth may have been way back in 1955, but any mention among auto-industry technology aficionados of Citroën’s then startlingly radical DS will generate a sigh of admiration that echoes the sighs of the car's radical...

Feature Image

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Angular Random Walk Estimation of a Time-Domain Switching Micromachined Gyroscope

The primary metrics that prohibit the use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) gyroscopes for navigation-grade inertial navigation units (IMUs) are angle...

Feature Image

Articles
Aerospace

Designing Firearm Recoil Springs

Compression springs are a critical component of firearm performance and durability. Making a recoil compression spring perform properly in the extremely limited space available in most firearms, and ensuring...

Feature Image

Briefs
Physical Sciences

Acceleration Strain Transducer Containing Cantilever Flaps

A recently invented acceleration strain transducer is based on the principle of a conventional spring-and-mass acceleration transducer combined with a linear strain sensor that...

Feature Image

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Miniature Wheel-Leg Mobile Robots

Mini-Whegs™ are small mobile robots, designed according to abstracted cockroach locomotion principles, that can run and can climb obstacles taller than themselves. Mini-Whegs are derived from larger mobile...

Feature Image