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ETA Awarded for New Vehicle
Concept-to-Product Process

Friday, March 26, 2010
 
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit Section and the MIT Enterprise Forum, cosponsors of the annual Vehicle Innovation Competition, have awarded Engineering Technology Associates (ETA), Inc., Troy, MI, with an Innovation Award for its Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) process. ETA applied its PreSys finite-element modeling software to develop the ACP process that allows automotive designers to evaluate multiple load conditions simultaneously for hundreds of design concepts, compared to conventional methods that allow designers to evaluate only a few concepts at a time. The award-winning ETA solution promises to reduce product-development costs by 35-40 percent, according to ETA officials, and reduce product mass by as much as 20 percent while optimizing performance in the areas of stiffness, noise, vibration and safety. Learn more here. ETA is online at www.eta.com.

Online Resource for Aspiring Federal Contractors

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
 
Manufacturers hoping to dial into the federal contracting process have a new online resource to turn to—farsmarterbids.com, which includes a comprehensive database of regulations and a library of government-procurement resources. The site’s regulation database includes FARS (Federal Acquisition Regulations), DFARS (Dept. of Defense FARS), military standards and others. Also included are spending forecasts, prime and subcontractor lists and Recovery Act information as it relates to bidding on government contracts.

Coil Processing Seminar Slated for Monterrey in May

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
 
Red Bud Industries will host a coil-processing seminar on May 25, 2010, at the Holiday Inn Monterrey-Parque Fundidora. Attendees will learn about blanking and multiblanking, leveling, slitting and more. Learn more at www.redbudindustries.com.

 

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