The Environmental Protection Agency recently gave its nod of approval to Caterpillar's full line of off-road engines compliant with Tier 3 standards. Tier 3 regulations, which apply to clean diesel engines used in construction and mining machines and industrial power equipment, do not go into effect until January 2005. Caterpillar now has seven engine models certified under Tier 3 regulations, and these engines will be market-ready by this October. Caterpillar was able to meet these standards earlier by using ACERT technology. For more information on Caterpillar's clean engines, visit www.cat.com.
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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