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Light, efficient, affordable – the shape of things to come in components

Lightweight technology has long been and is sure to remain a mainstay of automotive and aerospace engineering, shipbuilding and a host of other industries. Lighter materials and components could also help cut emissions that drive climate change. But lighter options are pricier, and the relatively steep cost has impeded their adoption. That is about to change thanks to the efforts of a consortium of automakers, suppliers and research institutes. Called ALLIANCE and coordinated by Daimler and the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, this project has some good news for designers: As it turns out, it is entirely possible to build components that are up to 33 percent lighter at an added cost of less than three euros per kilogram-saved.

NTN SNR News

REDUCTION OF CO2 EMISSIONS NTN-SNR DEVELOPS A NEW CRANKSHAFT BEARING LABELLED BY THE SOLAR IMPLUSE FOUNDATION

With all environmental issues, car manufacturers are under great pressure to reduce the CO2 emissions for new vehicles. While many advances have already been made, we must go further to find solutions combining mechanical performance and economic growth. In this perspective, NTN-SNR, world leader of bearings has designed a new roller bearing to reduce friction losses of the crankshaft. Compared to the alternatives available on the market, this highly competitive innovation has recently been awarded the prestigious "Solar Impulse Efficient Solution" Label.

FPT News

FPT INDUSTRIAL JOINS EUROPEAN RESEARCH PROJECT FOR NEXTGENERATION BATTERIES

FPT Industrial is participating in the European battery research project SeNSE, officially launched last month. Together with five other industrial companies and five research institutes, the Brand will work over the four coming years to find solutions for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.

AIRTEX PRODUCTS, S.A. News

New Fuel pump from Airtex is a game changer

Airtex Products offers an extensive fuel pump range for the European market, covering more than the 80% of the carpark.


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