July 2013

Columns

Reinventing the Wheel— Literally and Figuratively

There’s the ordinary. Then there’s the extraordinary. Even for wheels.

Accelerate - July 2013

Go!SCAN Meets Go!MODEL; Portable 3D Printer; 3-D in Zero G

How to Lighten Up

Light-weighting is beyond a doubt the hottest industry topic today—unlikely to change over the next decade.

On Electronics - July 2013

Visteon’s “HABIT”; TI's Touch Sensor; Setting A Standard, Saving Energy

On Mfg - July 2013

Vertical grinder for small parts; Machining center for high production, Milling machine for complex parts.

Notable

CFD Knocks the Knock

Computational fluid dynamics package has particular application to internal combustion engines.

Piston Ring Coating with Exceptional Performance Developed

New piston ring coating from Federal-Mogul Powertrain can result in improved fuel economy in both gasoline and diesel engines.

Feature

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Developing a Truck for Workaday Performance

People who buy trucks take them seriously. People who design, engineer and produce them do, too. Because chances are, they also drive trucks. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is a case in point.

The Future of Powertrains: Everything but the Kitchen Sink

The 2016 to 2025 CAFE standards will bringmany significant alterations to automotive powertrains, with even more and greater change to follow.

Mercedes GLK250 BlueTEC 4MATIC: Bringing Diesel Tech to a Midsize SUV

Mercedes has been putting diesels in vehicles since 1926. It has been offering them in the U.S. since 1949. And 2013 is seeing a range of offerings, including in its popular GLK SUV.

3D Visualization: Immersive, Interactive & Economical

Virtual environments are helpful for product development. But they tend to be expensive. zSpace has developed something that is still virtually robust, yet far more affordable.