Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., is collaborating with MTU Aero Engines to build a new generation 23,000 lb thrust Geared Turbofan engine for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft that seats 110 to 130 passengers. The new jet engine is designed for fuel efficiency, low engine noise and environmental performance at low operating costs. The Bombardier is expected to launch its aircraft with the Geared Turbofan engine in 2008. Pratt & Whitney turned to MTU for its expertise in producing low-pressure compressor and engine control units.
Pratt & Whitney and MTU’s new high-efficiency, low-noise jet engine
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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