Stress measurement is one of the best methods of ensuring engine components able to withstand the rigors required by modern powertrains. X-ray diffraction (XRD) systems are a highly effective method of mapping residual stress.
When it comes to the design and manufacture of rotating assembly components such as crankshafts, connecting rods and valve train components specifically for the testing and low volume pre-production markets
When it comes to prototyping, cost and time are the biggest headaches. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Proto Labs is the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts.
Continuously variable transmissions have been around for a while. The NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology from Fallbrook Technologies represents a step change that enables performance and efficiency improvements for machines that use an engine, pump, motor, or geared transmission system.
Recent publicity concerning air quality and the introduction of real-world driving emissions legislation is forcing a serious review of powerplant strategy, and it is becoming accepted that the previous contribution that diesel engines offered to to realizing lower fleet-average CO2 values will need to be reduced further.