Mitsubishi Electric Automation new CNC dealer locator tool

Mitsubishi Electric Automation has added a new feature on its website to make it easier for end users and others in the machine tool industry to locate OEMs and dealers who offer CNC machine tools that use Mitsubishi Electric controls. Through the new CNC Dealer Locator, customers can easily find dealers or OEMs by location

Award-Winning Powder Metal Parts

The winners in the 2017 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM’s diversity. These component fabricators use PM’s flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls and demonstrate the inexhaustible well of capabilities PM can marshal in the service of component

HARTING’s new IIC MICA is built into the new Etos concept car

Car enthusiasts and gizmo lovers visiting the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (Jan 6-9) can gawk at the most intuitive bit of automotive design and engineering yet – Rinspeed’s Etos concept car, equipped with HARTING’s IIC MICA. The MICA is an intelligent, modular platform of open hardware and software developed to meet the needs

KEMET introduces new through-hole ceramic capacitors for high temperature and automotive applications up to 150° Celsius

KEMET Corporation, a leading global supplier of electronic components, today introduced its expanded line of Aximax High Temperature Axial Capacitors. These new offerings are based on the same successful KEMET material technologies utilized in the surface mount X8L and X8R dielectric platforms. The new axial form factor now enables these technologies to be extended into

Freudenberg-NOK to Showcase Supermileage Car and Host Concordia Engineering Students at CAR MBS

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK) will host two Concordia University students, along with their award-winning SAE Supermileage® vehicle, at this year’s Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars (CAR MBS) in Traverse City, Michigan. The seminars, which take place August 4 to 7 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, bring together professionals for a four-day

Editors on Topic: Self-Driving Cars

Design World editors sit down and discuss driverless cars, and if they are a reality or not.

The World’s Most Powerful Electric Car, the Venturi VBB-3

The Venturi team received the visit of HHSSHH, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene on the runway of the Wendover airfield in Utah, USA, where the team has been operating. For its world premier, the Sovereign of Monaco came to unveil the Venturi VBB-3, a brand new Venturi electric car with more than

Yokogawa Installs Blink EV Charging Stations

Yokogawa Corp. of America is offering electric vehicle charging stations to employees at its Newnan, Ga. facility. ECOtality Inc. has installed two Blink Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations there as part of its Electric Vehicle Project. The EV Project is a public-private partnership with the Department of Energy that evaluates the effectiveness of EV charger

OMEGA Introduces High Temp Ceran Glass-Faced Infrared Panel Heaters

Omega introduces its new series of heaters with black ceran glass as the emitter face. The maximum emitter face temperature is 1600 degrees F or 870 degrees C. The output wavelength is between 2.5 and 6 Microns and three watt densities are available: 10, 15, and 20W/ln2. Ideal for automotive, manufacturing and plastics industry. OMEGA

Matrox Video in Australian Grand Prix Race Control Room

Matrox Graphics announced that Matrox Mura™ MPX Series video wall controller boards were selected to facilitate operations within a high-pressure Formula One Grand Prix race control room. The P.A. People, specializing in event communications, supplied the 2012 F1 Australian Grand Prix with a Matrox-validated Trenton TVC4401 video wall controller system that drove a 12-monitor installation.

Best Practices for Mobile Hydraulic Design

With ever-rising fuel prices, designing efficient hydraulic systems can pay big dividends for users of mobile hydraulic vehicles. Join Design World as we take an in-depth look at three critical areas of mobile hydraulic system design: filtration, sensors and sealing. Our expert panel presents critical design tips and answering your questions. Attendees will learn: *

Motorhead Garage TV to Feature NTN-Bower Heavy Duty Tapered Wheel Bearings

Tune into Fox Sports Network on Sunday, October 2nd to see how NTN-Bower’s case-carburized tapered roller bearings are installed on a big rig. Sam Memmolo and Dave Bowman, the well-known TV mechanics, along with NTN’s Roberto Carriedo, will demonstrate how to remove, inspect and reinstall and adjust wheel bearings on a Class 8 Truck in

RTT and Critical Mass Team Up for Van Visualizer Online Configurator Tool

RTT USA, Inc. (RTT) and Critical Mass recently completed an industry first for Nissan Commercial Vehicles – an online configurator tool called the Van Visualizer. The Van Visualizer – a collaborative effort between RTT, Critical Mass, Adrian Steel and Original Wraps – enables Nissan Commercial Vehicle shoppers to design and customize their ideal van with

Ferrari World Design Contest Winners Announced

Students from Seoul’s Hongik University have won the Ferrari World Design Contest, a competition in which 50 highly prestigious universities across the globe took up Ferrari’s challenge of imagining its cars of the future. The Korean school was chosen ahead of the second-placed IED of Turin in the final with London’s Royal College of Arts

Low Permeation Refrigerant Hose

Aeroquip EverCool™ low-perm hose reduces permeation of greenhouse refrigerant gasses in air conditioning applications for transit busses, motor coaches, trains, and large overhead cranes. It features an EPDM cover, butyl tube with barrier layer, one wire, and a synthetic braid reinforcement. It offers as much as 10 times lower effusion resistance, as well as resistance

Racing Relies on Bump Stop Ratings

If you hear a clanging sound coming from your car’s suspension, it’s not a good thing. Or, if you bottomed your springs and hear a metallic grinding noise, it probably means you are at risk of bending or breaking some part of your suspension. Your bump stops will need to be replaced. They serve as

CAD Across Continents

As the use of CAD continues to proliferate, companies find more ways to improve product quality and reduce product development cycles. Design That Matters, SoliferPolar, and General Compression are three companies using 3D CAD technology to solve engineering challenges. As product development becomes more global and decentralized, design teams from numerous countries are called upon

Are ultracapacitors poised to replace batteries?

The automotive market seems to be approaching a tipping point in its pursuit of an adequate audience for environmentally friendlier vehicles. Consumers are more aware than ever before of the benefits of conservation. That awareness, combined with acute pain in the pocketbook every time world events threaten oil supplies, translates into demand for greener cars

A New Way to Charge Electric Vehicles

More creative techniques for charging electric vehicles continue to emerge. Delphi Automotive offers a wireless charging system. It has equipped an electric vehicle with this efficient wireless energy transfer system that features technology developed by WiTricity Corporation. Engineers at Delphi’s Customer Technical Center in Champion, Ohio, have installed it on an all-electric THINK City test

How 3D Printers Help Black & Decker get Products to Market Faster

In this webinar, Christopher Barretta from the Stanley Black & Decker Industrial Design team discusses how the Objet Geometries PolyJet Matrix™ machines have improved the prototyping and evaluation process for the next generation of products coming to market. Through the use of 3D printing technology, the prototyping team delivers conceptual models faster, getting ideas in

Can A Car Maker Really Deliver Mass Customization?

If the mass production of Ford and GM ushered in the first generation of auto manufacturing, and the lean Toyota Production System ushered in the second, Local Motors is advancing the third with mass customization and micro factories (local manufacturing cells). In this webcast, you’ll learn how Local Motors: • Engages a community of designers,

Kollmorgen Introduces the CVC600 Vehicle Controller

RADFORD, VA – Kollmorgen introduces the CVC600 Vehicle Controller. Just 125 x 50 x 195 mm in size, CVC600 vehicle controllers can fit where other vehicle controllers can’t. The compact controller also boasts a rugged IP65-classified design that is highly immune to vibrations, unstable power supplies, temperature variations, humidity and dust to deliver high-performance, 24/7

BMW Announces Serial Production of Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car

Munich/Leipzig — It was the star of the Frankfurt international motor show IAA in 2009: a four-seater sports car with charismatic design, fascinating performance figures and unsurpassed efficiency, powered by BMW ActiveHybrid technology and presented under the title BMW Vision EfficientDynamics. With its wide range of completely or virtually production-ready components, this concept study met

Solar Cars Competition Heats Up

The World Solar Challenge is a competition where universities from around the world design and build fully solar-powered vehicles that can travel 3,000 km across Australia at average speeds of more than 80 km/hr. The goal of the competition is to promote research for sustainable transportation. Key areas of interest are aerodynamics, solar conversion ratio,

Delphi Working to Make Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging a Reality

TROY, MI — Delphi Automotive has reached an agreement with WiTricity Corp., a wireless energy transfer technology provider, to develop automatic wireless charging products for hybrid and electric vehicles. The collaboration between the two companies will help establish a global infrastructure of safe and convenient charging options for consumer and commercial electric vehicles. An illustration