History of the Electric Automobile: Hybrid Electric Vehicles book focuses on electric vehicles that harness the potential of electricity when combined with another energy source--hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The book is divided into four segments. A brief introduction reviews how research built the foundation for the first electrical vehicle in 1881. The second session discusses ways to overcome limited range. A third section looks at the growing interest in racing battery-carrying, solar-cell-equipped electric vehicles. Finally, a section of appendixes describes the Hughes inductive charging system.
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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.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.