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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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Materials

Honda Sticking with Structural Adhesives

For the all-new 2021 Acura TLX sedan, Honda revealed a new design for its front shock towers (aka “damper housings”) that leveraged dissimilar materials, self-piercing rivets (SPRs) and...

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Power

Niobium: Magic Metal for Battery Anodes?

The element niobium (Nb), a transition metal, stands ready to improve the performance of one of the lithium-ion battery’s confusing array of possible electrode chemistries – the LTO (lithium...

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Materials

Where Key Minerals Used in EVs Come From

What minerals are used uniquely in the manufacture of electric passenger vehicles? Is the U.S. self-sufficient in these minerals, or does it rely on imports? And if the latter, what are the...

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Power

Commercial Vehicles Begin Shift to R-1234yf Refrigerant

R-1234yf refrigerants for mobile air-conditioning systems have been widely used in passenger vehicles the past several years, but they are just now gaining traction in medium- and...

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Energy

Steel Sector Aids Sustainability Efforts

Volvo Group partners with SSAB on ‘green steel’ for off-highway machines and with Ovako for access to fossil-free hydrogen.

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Energy

‘Retuning’ Lubricants for EV Duty

“My focus is lubricating grease; I’ve been doing it for 32 years,” explained Dr. Gareth Fish with a high degree of pride. Lubrizol’s top expert on the subject, globally recognized in the...

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Propulsion

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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Materials

Weaving a New Future for Composites

The advantages of composites are rarely debated. Born mostly from aerospace research, incredibly light but strong creations such as carbon fiber have upended mass-to-strength formulas, changing the...

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Materials

New Composites Target EV Applications

Lightweighting solutions that are financially viable, reliable and sustainable for conventionally powered vehicles are arguably even more important for electric vehicles (EVs). Range anxiety remains...

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Automotive

Acura TLX Is Honda’s New Body-Build Benchmark

Honda body-engineering presentations have become a much-anticipated highlight of the annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) conference in Michigan. Honda’s ‘ACE’ vehicle structures are...

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Power

Modern Approaches to Electric Vehicle Noise and Vibration

Often what comes to mind when discussing electric vehicles are range, charging infrastructure, fast charging, battery costs, etc. Often overlooked are the electric vehicle’s noice...

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Manned Systems

Air Force Begins 3D Printing Nonstructural Aircraft Parts

The 60th Maintenance Squadron (60th MXS) at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, is the first field unit in the United States Air Force to produce approved...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

HondaJet Is the Most Delivered Very Light Business Jet in 2019

Honda Aircraft Company’s HondaJet is outpacing its competitors in the very light business jet category with the most aircraft delivered in the first half of 2019, according...

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Electronics & Computers

DENSO and Toyota Form a Joint Venture for Next-Generation Vehicle Semiconductors

DENSO Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation are teaming up on the research and development (R&D) of in-vehicle semiconductors. The two companies aim to...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Sciaky, Aubert & Duval, and Airbus Join Together to Combine High-Power Forging with Additive Manufacturing

Sciaky, Inc., Aubert & Duval S.A., Airbus SE, and the Saint Exupéry Institute for Research in Technology (IRT) have laid out...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Aerospace Composites Experts Will Meet in Wichita This Month, Focusing on Validating Repairs Techniques

The amount of composite material in modern aircraft is staggering – nearly half of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s airframe is made up...

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Automotive

Stronger, Quieter Cabs

Worthington Industries made its first-ever appearance at bauma in April, showcasing the new Global Cab modular design along with its European manufacturing partner Fritzmeier. The cab’s length and width can be...

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Materials

For Bonding Dissimilar Materials, Adhesives Can Be a Sticking Point—or Lack of It

As the auto industry adopts an increasingly wide mix of materials in its pursuit of constantly tougher weight-saving and service-longevity targets,...

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Defense

The F-22 Raptor Gets Its First Metallic 3D-Printed Part

Maintainers from the U.S. Air Force 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) have installed the first titanium additively manufactured titanium component on an operational...

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Energy

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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Manned Systems

Weber Metals Unveils New 540-Meganewton Press for Aerospace Components

As aircraft become larger, lighter, and increasing more sophisticated, so do their components and parts. Follow that logic, and part manufacturing must also become...

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Automotive

A New Expanding NASA Aeroshell Could Mean Larger Planetary Payloads

On Sept. 12, NASA will conduct the first test flight of its latest heatshield, the Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology (ADEPT). ADEPT will launch from...

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Aerospace

Paterson Composites to Build Components for Astro Aerospace Autonomous Passenger Drone

Astro Aerospace, in Carpinteria, Calif., is partnering with carbon composite manufacturer Paterson Composites in Toronto to build components for its...

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Aerospace

GM Turns to Carbon Fiber for 2019 GMC Sierra Pickup Bed

Steel truck beds. Aluminum truck beds. The battle to create the lightest, strongest pickup cargo bed intensifies yet again, as carbon fiber debuts as the bed material for the 2019...

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Materials

Toyota's New Structural Blue Paint Shimmers on Lexus LC500

We normally think of color as the product of the absorption of certain wavelengths to leave only the desired color to reflect. But it can also be produced...

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Energy

ChemSEI-Linker Extends Lithium Battery Life, Increases EV Range

New technologies continue to push the boundaries of battery technology. As electrification becomes more prevalent in the heavy-duty and off-highway...

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Aerospace

Global Supplier Opens Headquarters in Detroit

Automotive acoustic and textile solutions global supplier Auria Solutions, Ltd. (Southfield, MI) has established its headquarters facility in metro Detroit. Located in Southfield, the site will serve as the company’s global operational headquarters and regional North American headquarters. Auria's...

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Aerospace

S Series Connectors

LEMO (Rohnert Park, CA) recently redesigned the outer shell for its S series connectors with LEMO’s chocolate block design (shown). Using the half-moon insert configuration, the S series is fully compatible with the...