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The present invention describes a heat transfer device (100) for increasing cooling rate of an injection mould (200). The injection mould has a first half (220) and a second half (230) with cooling channels (210) configured around a mould cavity. Coolant is circulated through the cooling channels for cooling. According to the improvement of the present invention the heat transfer device is disposed inside the cooling channel at predefined portion. Further, the heat transfer device partially covers the portion of the cooling channel for increasing heat transfer rate from the portion of the cooling channel to the coolant circulating therein thereby increases cooling rate of the injection mould.

The present invention relates to a method for producing a trim element comprising at least a panel (4), comprising:- providing at least two layers (8) of ligneous material,- defining for each layer a joining line,- cutting each layer along the joining line,- assembling the two layers by applying the joining lines of the two layers against each other. The step of defining the joining line for each layer comprises the following steps:- acquiring an image of the surface of at least a joining area (20) of each layer- tracing the joining line on the acquired images, extending substantially along at least one natural wood grain pattern (18),- transmitting the traced joining lines to a cutting tool arranged to cut each layer.

A control panel for a vehicle includes a flexible trim element, a rigid supporting member, a piezoelectric sensor arranged between the trim element and the supporting member, and a flexible element arranged between the piezoelectric sensor and the rigid supporting member.

Armrest apparatuses for motor vehicles are provided. In one example, an armrest apparatus comprises an armrest main base. A translating docking station arrangement for holding a nomadic device is operatively coupled to the armrest main base to move relative to the armrest main base between a retracted position and a deployed position. The translating docking station arrangement in the retracted position substantially covers the armrest main base. The translating docking station arrangement in the deployed position is shifted laterally relative to the retracted position.

The invention relates to a manipulating tool (40) for producing a plastic material part comprising at least a reinforcing element made of at least one fibrous insert made of a composite material, the manipulating tool comprising a shaping area (42) arranged to receive and hold the fibrous insert, the shaping area comprising a forming system (100) made of mobile independent elements (102), the forming system (100) being able to impart the shape of one side of the reinforcing element to the fibrous insert.

The invention relates to a motor vehicle body, the body having a front surface, the front surface defining at least one air inlet, the body comprising at least one frame, the frame facing the air inlet, at least one shutter being mounted on the frame and extending across the frame, the shutter extending along a main axis along a transversal direction and defining at least one main guiding surface (32), the shutter being able to guide the airflow along a plane containing the main guiding surface (32). At least one splitter is located on the shutter, the splitter defining at least one secondary guiding surface (42), the secondary guiding surface (42) forming a non-zero angle with the main guiding surface (32), the splitter being able to guide the airflow along a plane containing the secondary guiding surface (42).

A sliding console that includes a stationary support, a moving console body, and a connecting device connecting two longitudinal guideways each having a rail and a slide. The sliding connecting device has two moving supports transversely separated from one another and at least two reinforcements separate from one another and separate from the moving supports. The reinforcements are spaced longitudinally apart from one another and fasten the moving supports to one another. The console body is fastened to the reinforcements, with each rail being fastened to one of the moving supports, and the slides being fastened to the stationary support.

Faurecia | Date: 2017-04-12

A vehicle exhaust system includes an exhaust component defining an engine exhaust gas passageway and which includes an opening. A doser defines a doser axis and extends to a doser tip that is configured to spray a reducing agent into the engine exhaust gas passageway through the opening. A cone has a base end positioned adjacent the opening such that an annular gap is formed within the exhaust component around the doser tip. Exhaust gas is directed into the base end of the cone through the annular gap in a direction transverse to the doser axis. This configuration reduces deposit formation while still allowing the reducing agent to be thoroughly mixed with engine exhaust gases prior to introduction of the mixture into a downstream exhaust component.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: GV-03-2016 | Award Amount: 11.69M | Year: 2016

Mild Hybrid cOst effective solution for a fast Market penetratiON. THOMSON (Mild Hybrid cOst effective solutions for a fast Market penetration) project aims to the development of cost effective solutions, based on 48V architectures, answering the need in reducing the environmental impact of the transportation sector through a clever combination of advanced engines technologies, electrification and wider use of alternative/renewable fuels. The project addresses very precise and consistent objectives to support a quick transition towards high efficient, cleaner and affordable electrified powertrains focusing on the 48V architectures, intended as key element to increase fuel economy and reduce environmental impact and to support a quick penetration on the market of the hybrid powertrains. Approaches developed in the THOMSON project will demonstrate how the right combination of advanced engine downsizing/turbocharging technologies, coupled with a 48V motor-generator system, can provide the most cost effective solution for a rapid electrification through conventional vehicles. The project will provide an exhaustive evaluation of this concept through the development of two different 48V architectures (one integrating the e-machine on the front engine belt drive, the other between the engine and the transmission) on two different engine families: on one side a mid-size 1.6 litre Diesel engine and, on the other one, a small downsized Spark Ignited CNG engine equipped with a Direct Injection system. This twin approach will allow to demonstrate how 48V architecture interacts with Diesel technologies (especially with regard to noxious pollutant reduction) and, on the other side, with Spark Ignited CNG ones, emphasizing the CO2 reduction already achieved through the use of a low carbon fuel such as CNG. Moreover, for both engine families, 48V architecture represent an important enabler to introduce electrically driven auxiliaries and sub-systems leading to a global better man

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: FoF-01-2014 | Award Amount: 7.13M | Year: 2015

The goal of C2NET Project is the creation of cloud-enabled tools for supporting the supply network optimization of manufacturing and logistic assets based on collaborative demand, production and delivery plans. C2NET Project will provide a scalable real-time architecture, platform and software to allow the supply network partners: to master complexity and data security of the supply network, to store product, process and logistic data, to optimize the manufacturing assets by the collaborative computation of production plans, to optimize the logistics assets through efficient delivery plans and to render the complete set of supply chain management information on the any digital mobile device (PC, tablets, smartphones, ) of decision makers enabling them to monitor, visualize, control, share and collaborate. The Project results will be: i) the C2NET Data Collection Framework for IoT-based continuous data collection from supply network resources; ii) the C2NET Optimizer for the optimization of manufacturing and logistics assets of the supply network by the collaborative computation of production, replenishment and delivery plans; iii) the C2NET Collaboration Tools for providing support to the collaborative processes of the supply network, and iv) the C2NET Cloud Platform (C2NET CPL) to integrate the data module, the optimizers and the collaborative tools in the cloud. C2NET will be designed to comprehensively cover the entire supply chain considering all stages of manufacturing, distribution and sales to supply a product to market. Different actors in the supply network as plant managers, planners, carriers, shop floor workers, shop assistants or customers are potential users of the services that will be offered by C2NET. A distinguishing feature of these services is to have complete visibility and real-time status of the entire supply chain at all times looking for an optimal response to maximize both local and global benefit

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