NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland (NNS) — Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing (AM) techniques, July 29.
Did you know that even advanced gasoline engines waste roughly a fifth of their fuel? Especially at high engine speeds, some of the gasoline is used for cooling instead of for propulsion. With its new water injection, Bosch shows that it does not have to be that way. Particularly when accelerating quickly or driving on the freeway, the injection of additional water makes it possible to reduce fuel consumption by up to 13 percent. “With our water injection, we show that the combustion engine still has some tricks up its sleeve,” says Dr. Rolf Bulander, chairman of the Bosch Mobility Solutions business sector and member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. The fuel economy offered by this Bosch technology comes especially to the fore in three- and four-cylinder downsized engines: in other words, in precisely the kind of engines to be found under the hood of any average midsize car.
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Până în prezent, roboții industriali au fost utilizați în special pentru producția de masă sau pentru fabricarea produselor cu un ciclu lung de viață. În același timp, în domenii precum industria electronică și electrotehnică, în care produsele au un ciclu de viață scurt, iar modelele sunt înlocuite o dată la câteva luni, exista convingerea că automatizarea este dificil de implementat, deoarece atât timpul de producție și programare, cât și costurile sunt prea mari.
Dubbed AMIE (Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy), the innovative platform features special technology that allows a bi-directional flow of energy between a dwelling and a vehicle (Credit: ORNL)