The 2007 BMW X5 Sport Activity Vehicle is a high-tech showcase. One of its more unusual sensor systems is an Air Classification Module that prevents the intake of harmful combustion fumes like carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. AppliedSensor of Warren, NJ, makes the module, employing a pair of sensing elements from Sensata Technologies, based in Attleboro, MA. The sensors work closely with a module in the air intake duct of the vehicle’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system to temporarily shut down intake when fumes are detected.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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