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ZF Joins Open Manufacturing Platform

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is joining the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), which was announced in 2019 by the BMW Group and Microsoft. The aim of this initiative is to enable faster and more cost-effective innovations in the manufacturing industry. The OMP technology framework and community are designed to nurture the development of smart-factory solutions across the sector. Sharing knowledge and utilizing industrial use cases and sample code, OMP members will be empowered to simplify and accelerate the development of their own services and solutions.

Fraunhofer News

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.


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