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Siemens reports successful full load tests of additively manufactured CM247 gas turbine blades

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Furthermore, Siemens tested a new blade design with a completely revised and improved internal cooling geometry manufactured using the AM technology.

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GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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FCSM will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan, south of Detroit. Earlier post.).

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Stratasys demonstrates next-gen 3D printing for aerospace and automotive manufacturing; partnering with Ford

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Ford Motor Company is also exploring innovative automotive manufacturing applications for this demonstrator, and will evaluate this new technology.

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Bolt EV Powertrain: How Did GM And LG Collaborate On Design, Production?

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Manufacturing General Motors GM Partnership Mark Reuss plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) lg-chemIn last fall's runup to the launch of the production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car, GM discussed working together with Korean corporate giant LG on the Bolt's development. The cooperation was.

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McLaren Racing signs new four-year partnership with Stratasys to bring additive manufacturing to Formula 1

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McLaren Racing and Stratasys entered a new four-year partnership under which Stratasys will supply McLaren Racing with a suite of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, as the Official Supplier of 3D Printing Solutions to the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. —Eric Boullier, racing director of McLaren Racing. Brief

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Alcoa unveils major advance in aluminum manufacturing technology; new Micromill targeting future automotive aluminum products

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Automakers will also benefit from reduced system cost by streamlining the number of aluminum alloys used in their manufacturing process.

Ballard signs $25M deal with Broad-Ocean for manufacture & sales of 30 and 85 kW fuel cell systems in China

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Under the deal, Broad-Ocean will manufacture fuel cell modules in three strategic regions in China, including Shanghai. Ballard will also have the exclusive right to purchase fuel cell engines from any of the Broad-Ocean manufacturing operations for sale outside China. million in Ballard common shares, representing approximately 9.9%

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Caltech team uses computational topology optimization to design silicon anode structures for Li-ion batteries

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In order to utilize high capacity silicon as a new anode material, several important design requirements must therefore be met. Resources.

NIST awards $7.4M in grants for additive manufacturing research

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million to fund two research projects aimed at improving measurement and standards for the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a group of new technologies that build up objects, usually by laying down many thin layers on top of each other. Manufacturing

Turbomeca introduces additive manufacturing capability for production engine components

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The engine is designed to power four-to-six ton helicopters and fits between the Arriel and Ardiden performance ranges.) Brief

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Toyota investing $1B in new TNGA plant in Mexico, realigning North American manufacturing; expansion in Guangzhou

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Toyota is embarking on a multi-year plan to realign its manufacturing operations in North America in support of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) ( earlier post ), a comprehensive approach to achieving sustainable growth by making ever-better vehicles more efficiently. TMMK) and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. TMMI).

Argonne VERIFI team improves code to enable up to 10K simultaneous engine simulations; paradigm shift in engine design

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These simulations are typical “engineering-type” smaller scale simulations, which are used routinely for engine design within industry. This massive simulation capacity has opened up a new capability for industrial partners seeking new advanced engine designs. Earlier post.). In the past, doing 10,000 simulations was unthinkable.

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CMU/MIT study finds large-scale battery manufacturing will do little to reduce unit costs past a 200-300 MWh annual production level

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electrode designs (e.g.: Process steps involved in Li-ion battery manufacturing (adopted from ANL’s BatPaC). Mn 0.33 Co 0.33 , etc.),

Dassault Systèmes and Airbus Group extend collaboration to additive manufacturing

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Dassault Systèmes announced that Airbus Group, after a two-year comprehensive benchmarking process, is extending its use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to its additive manufacturing programs integrating design, simulation and production. Brief

Shell Project M Concept City Car: Huge Efficiency Gains Possible, Designer Gordon Murray Says

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Famed car designer Gordon Murray will team up with former Honda engine specialist Osamu Goto and oil company Shell to develop a concept for "an ultra-compact, efficient car for city use based around the internal combustion engine." Manufacturing minicar City car Gordon Murray concept Fuel Economy Shell T25

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Pi Innovo and GaN Systems collaborate to offer electronics design services for auxiliary systems for multi-voltage, hybrid and electric vehicles

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This controller design provides a functional starting-point for the development of 48V and above high-speed motor-driven vehicle systems. Right.

New 7th-generation Hyundai Sonata updates design, tweaks powertrain

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design language, stiffer body structure, better ride quality, reduced noise, vibration and harshness and advanced safety and convenience features. Friction reduction measures include a revision of the piston pin from a fixed-type to a full-floating design which cuts down on friction between the piston and cylinder wall. 2015 Sonata 2.0T

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Car Manufacturer Spotlight: Renault

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In recent weeks it has released the final designs of its zero emission [.]. Where we stand: May 2010 Through its Alliance with Nissan, French automaker Renault has been one of the leaders in the production of zero emission electric vehicles and has plans to mass market a range of electric cars from 2011 onwards (see article).

SMDI design study produces twist beam concept that reduces mass ~30% relative to baseline assembly

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An S-Beam Design based on 22MnB5 sheet, DP780 tube and HSLA550 materials was predicted to have a 14.9% U-beam design. S-beam design.

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Quirky Danish electric car design wins Frost & Sullivan award

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The Danish manufacturer behind the design has been awarded the sought-after ‘2012 European Electric Vehicles Early Stage Investment Opportunity Award’ from internationally renown research firm Frost & Sullivan. ECOmove received the award after [.]. Electric cars award electric car win

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New manufacturing technologies deliver lighter and stiffer 2014 Corvette

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Fuel Efficiency Manufacturing Weight reduction Aluminum resistance spot welding in Bowling Green. Flowdrill fastening. Source: Flowdrill.

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Kokam introduces new XPAND Li-ion pack for electric vehicle manufacturers; advanced liquid cooling, 150 Wh/kg

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Ltd, has introduced the XPAND battery pack, delivering electric vehicle manufacturers a safe, high-performance, cost-effective battery solution for electric bus, tram, truck, ground support equipment (GSE), military, marine, special-purpose and other commercial and industrial electric vehicle (EV) applications. Kokam Co., kWh XMP114E.

Detroit Electric SP:01 Sports Car: Final Design Announced

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Even when the new company shares its name with one of the original manufacturers of electric cars. Starting a new company is always somewhat difficult, but that’s particularly true in the car business. ALSO SEE: Detroit Electric SP:01 - The New Tesla Roadster?

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BMW lays cornerstone for new Lightweight Design Center at Landshut

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BMW held a cornerstone-laying ceremony for its new Lightweight Design Center at BMW’s Landshut site. Some 160 engineers will research innovative materials and manufacturing processes for future vehicle, starting at the end of 2016. BMW is investing about €20 million (US$22 million) in the center. Brief

NIST, partners create new international standard to improve sustainable manufacturing

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A public-private team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new international standard that can “map” the critically important environmental aspects of manufacturing processes, leading to significant improvements in sustainability while keeping a product’s life cycle low cost and efficient.

DOE to award up to $70M for Manufacturing Institute focused on reuse, recycling and remanufacturing

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Four areas of the material manufacturing lifecycle to target for recovery of embodied-energy of EOL and waste materials. Click to enlarge.

XL Hybrids partners with Knapheide Manufacturing to expand hybrid electric powertrain availability

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developer of a low-cost hybrid electric powertrain designed for class 1 to 3 commercial fleet vehicles ( earlier post ), has an agreement with The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, a commercial vehicle equipment provider in North America, for the installation and distribution of its products. XL Hybrids, Inc., Earlier post.). Brief

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Novelis enters supply agreement with NIO to provide aluminum solutions for next-gen EVs

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Supply for NIO will come from Novelis’ Changzhou plant, China’s first facility dedicated to manufacturing heat-treated automotive sheet. The plant is an example of Novelis’ long-term commitment and capability to supply product in Asia for auto manufacturers based in that region and globally. Earlier post.).

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Shell unveils latest ultra-efficient city car, designed by Gordon Murray

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A year ago, famed car designer Gordon Murray announced a collaboration with former Honda engine specialist Osamu Goto and oil company Shell, to be called "Project M." The goal was to design an ultra-efficient city car that would demonstrate radical improvements in the efficiency of both vehicle operation and manufacturing.

DOE announces $70M for Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing; advanced sensors, controls, platforms, and modeling for manufacturing

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The US Department of Energy announced up to $70 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0001263 ) for the next Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which will be focused on smart manufacturing. The manufacturing sector converts raw materials, components, and parts into finished goods that meet market needs and expectations.

Graphene ultracap manufacturer Skeleton Technologies receives €13M investment; Series C led by FirstFloor Capital

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European ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies has received €13 million (US$14.5 Skeleton Technologies’ devices are the only ultracapacitors to use a patented graphene-based material in their manufacture, allowing them to deliver twice the energy density and five times the power density of their competitors. Brief

Elio Motors releases body framing and engine cradle design to suppliers for E-Series engineering prototype builds

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Elio Motors, the startup vehicle manufacturer launching a three-wheeled vehicle that will get up to 84 MPG with a targeted base price of $6,800 ( earlier post ), has released to its suppliers the body framing and engine cradle design for its E-Series engineering prototypes. —Paul Elio, founder and CEO of Elio Motors. Brief

President Obama launches $500M Advanced Manufacturing Partnership; Ford involved as an initial partner

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US President Barack Obama today launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), a national effort bringing together industry, universities, and the federal government to invest in emerging technologies such as information technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. inventions, and in manufacturing-associated R&D.

Acura NSX Hybrid Supercar To Be Designed, Built Here In U.S.

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Honda has now announced the new hybrid supercar will be produced at the company''s Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio. The Honda NSX sports car is ingrained into Japanese car culture, but the latest model will be every bit as American as it is Japanese. Sold under the Acura brand in the U.S,

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Westport to begin delivering HPDI 2.0 early production-design-intent components to OEMs in Q1 2016

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announced that early production-design-intent components in the Westport High Pressure Direct Injection (Westport HPDI) second-generation (HPDI 2.0) Manufacturing systems engineering and initial equipment orders for this production facility are now well underway. Westport Innovations Inc. Since the announcement of the HPDI 2.0 HPDI 2.0

Oerlikon expands additive manufacturing R&D and production capacity in the US

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Oerlikon is expanding its global additive manufacturing (AM) business with a state-of-the-art R&D and production facility for additively manufactured advanced components in the Charlotte metro area in North Carolina, USA. Additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly suitable for the series production of advanced components.

Manufacturing Spotlight: Vauxhall

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Its vehicles are largely identical to those of the Opel brand, which is sold across Europe, with most designed in Germany and produced across Germany, Spain and Poland, [.]. Vauxhall ecoFLEX Manufacturer Spotlight Vauxhall Ampera

Toyota progress report on TNGA; half of vehicles sold in 2020 to feature new platforms

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Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers Vehicle Systems Earlier post.) We aim to be a company that grows sustainably?a

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Electric cars necessary to protect Mercedes jobs, says labor leader

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The technical knowledge needed to design. Manufacturing unions Daimler plug-in carsMercedes-Benz parent Daimler is pushing for more electric cars, and that has the company's labor leaders thinking about how such a shift might affect its workers.

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GM begins manufacturing Spark EV electric motor in Baltimore

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General Motors has begun manufacturing the electric motor for the Spark EV at its Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Md. The heart of the Spark EV’s propulsion system is the GM-designed, oil-cooled, permanent magnet motor. Earlier post.). —Larry Nitz, GM executive director of Vehicle Electrification Engineering. Brief