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Jul 7, 2016
How to Get the Best Rotary Latches
There are only three main components to a rotary latching system, but understanding each of them —and how they work together—is key to a successful latch....
Jun 29, 2016
Formula Electric – Using CFD to Gain 3 Seconds Per Lap
Read about a Formula Electric Belgium team’s process of aerodynamic shape selection and refinement detailed in this......
Jun 15, 2016
Reducing Component Weight for Automotive Applications
Government restrictions like CAFE standards are driving automakers to develop increasingly fuel-efficient vehicles. One way to do that is......
Jun 7, 2016
What’s the Difference Between Lug-centric and Hub-centric Wheels?
There are two commonly used ways to fasten wheels to a hub: lug-centric and hub-centric. Learn how to tell them apart....
May 26, 2016
Charged Up: Where Do Electric Vehicles Go from Here?
Will electric vehicles overtake the automotive industry?...
May 26, 2016
New Screws Cut Weight When Joining Parts and Sheets of Metals
It is said that for every 100 lb of weight removed from a vehicle, its mpg improves by an average of 1% to 2%. This is critical......
May 17, 2016
What Are the Differences Between Sprung and Unsprung Weight?
“Sprung” and “unsprung weight” are terms that are applied usually to automotive and truck suspension, though they are also applicable......
Apr 13, 2016
Engineering Principles Kids Are Exploring at the USA Science Fair (.PDF Download)
This handout, written for the USA Science Fair, is designed to help students (young and old) see the basic engineering principles of things they use, play with, drive, or enjoy in their daily lives....
Mar 30, 2016
The NY International Auto Show 2016 Highlights (Part 2)
The show has been held annually since 1900 and this year is highlighting many alternative energy vehicles.
Mar 30, 2016
The NY International Auto Show 2016 Highlights (Part 1)
Check out new designs, features, and hybrid/electric concepts that are on display at the 2016 NY Auto Show.
Mar 7, 2016
Pressure Mapping: Gaining Competitive Edge in the Automotive Industry
Learn how pressure mapping technology helps automotive design engineers and researchers improve......
Mar 2, 2016
The Difference Between Car Engines
Will the electric motor be the end of the internal combustion engine?...
Jan 27, 2016
Buick: King of the Concept Vehicle
Concept vehicles let carmakers show off new engineering tricks and technologies, as well as potential style and color trends without committing to actually manufacturing the car....
Jan 13, 2016
Concept Cars from the 2016 Detroit Auto Show
Take a sneak peek at tomorrow’s automotive features.
Dec 29, 2015
5 Myths about All-Season and Winter Tires
Tires might arguably be the most important components on a vehicle. They’re responsible, at least partially, for making vehicles move, stop, and steer......
Nov 13, 2015
LEVITEX REVOLUTIONIZES ENGINE SEALS
The European Union has set the goal of reducing overall CO2 emissions for newly registered cars to 95 g of CO2/km by the year 2020. Among other things, frictional losses in the...
Nov 12, 2015
Adhesive Product Trends for Medical, Automotive Industries
By improving quality of life for both a car and driver, adhesives make the best of a sticky application....
Oct 30, 2015
Deloitte University Press Presents: 3D Opportunity in the Automotive Industry – additive manufacturing hits the road
For the automotive industry, additive manufacturing (AM) advancements have opened the doors for newer designs; cleaner, lighter, safer products; and......
Oct 19, 2015
Fill ‘er Up at NREL’s Hydrogen-Fueling Center
The NREL introduces another hydrogen fueling station for fuel-cell vehicles as part of its technology validation effort....
Oct 16, 2015
CO₂: Clean for Cooling and Cool for Cleaning
CO₂ is an abundant resource that can be used to cool, clean, and perform several other functions....
Oct 7, 2015
2015 Engineering Compensation Survey: Facing New Challenges in a Changing Industry
The numbers are in for the 2015 Machine Design Salary Survey and we take a look at what they mean for the industry — and the engineers who work in it....
Oct 1, 2015
Hydraulic Hybrids Can Power Off-Road Vehicles
Integrating a hydraulic generator into traditional hybrid powertrains can lower costs and increase overall efficiency....
Sep 24, 2015
Driving Automotive Innovation: Adhesive Materials and Fabricated Products for Automotive Interior and Exterior Applications
Today’s complex design and development applications in the automotive market include fabricated materials for use inside the vehicle cabin as well as exterior bonding and sealing requirements....
Aug 25, 2015
Understanding Rolling Resistance in Car Tires
The resistance of automotive tires to rolling eats up anywhere from 20% to 50% of the energy used by the car....
Aug 19, 2015
Advances in Metals Pave Way to Lighter Vehicles
Higher safety and environmental regulations in the automotive industry push designers to use stronger, lower-density metals....
IoT Emerge: The Woodstock for the Internet of Things
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Engineering Dead-Ends: A Gallery of Perpetual Motion Machines
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