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Case studies - Aluminum Extrusions are Key Element to Ford GTIn partnership with Hydro Aluminum
When Ford celebrated its 100th anniversary, they chose a Centennial car that summoned up the spirit of the past while pointing the way to the future - the legendary Ford GT, redesigned, re-engineered and re-launched for the 21st Century. See why aluminum extrusions are key elements of this exciting new vehicle. Read More
Where Metal Injection Molding Makes SenseIn partnership with Phillips Plastics
When you commit to producing 7.5 million parts for an industry as demanding as automotive, you better know what you're doing. Learn why Metal injection molding (MIM) may be the answer in high-volume production of small, complex parts requiring superior strength. Read More
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Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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