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We started with two questions: Are automotive companies researching and testing additive manufacturing? If so, then what steps are they taking to implement this into their projects going forward? UW's Lisa Brock informed of the several industry-leading companies that are currently conducting case studies and even implementing additive manufacturing to their portfolio.
The disruption created by multiple converging innovations arguably rivals the importance of the internal combustion engine itself.
"The automotive industry will see more change in the next 5-10 years than it has in the last 50," said GM CEO Mary Barra during her 2016 CES keynote. Why is this relevant to you? Well, if you are responsible for manufacturing engines and/or the components within it, then it means many modifications, not a lot of time to implement them and new forms of testing.
ATA, a leading international component test solutions company, today announced the Ensure product line of test systems. These systems are designed to benchmark performance and capture the unique failure modes of specific thermal/hydraulic components (i.e. pumps, valves, heat exchangers, etc.), accelerating the product development cycle and helping to ensure the reliability of components on the road.
Torsional vibration has been known to fail the gear rotor of oil pumps. Typically, the failure occurs during testing on an engine dynamometer at the OEM’s facility. A failure at this point is not only very expensive and time consuming, but it also doesn’t look good for the reputation of the oil pump supplier.
The Halton Innovation Awards recognized the excellence and accomplishments of technology companies – from startups, small and medium-sized companies, to large corporate multinationals – that have developed innovative and commercially successful products or services in Halton region.
There are a number of ways to introduce air into the oil to obtain a certain level of aeration. There are two predominant methods for achieving oil aeration: suction port t-fitting and direct injection.
With proper measurements one can quantify the susceptibility of one's design or component to the negative effects of aeration.
Air contamination in oil is a serious condition. There are five problems associated with aerated oil that can be deadly to lubrication components, like oil pumps.
Automotive suppliers will have to effectively double their productivity gains to keep cost reductions on target over the next ten years. Let’s be honest, there’s never enough time.