Smithers upgrades low temperature retraction testing instrumentation at rubber physical testing lab in Akron, Ohio

Smithers has invested in upgraded low temperature retraction instrumentation at its rubber physical testing laboratory in Akron, Ohio.

The new instrument offers improved temperature control for low temperature retraction testing. Additionally, the instrument is significantly more efficient, which will allow for better turnaround times for customers and improved laboratory efficiency overall.

“Our top priority is getting accurate data to our customers on time,” said Christine Domer, General Manager, Akron Labs, Smithers. “This investment was prioritized because it will allow for high precision and faster turnaround times for our customers, so they can get their products to market sooner.”

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Rubber processing: Toyo employing materials informatics technology

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Toyo Tire Corporation says it is employing materials informatics (MI) in its tyre development to predict the properties and optimise the material structure of the rubber materials it works with. MI is a component of Toyo Tire’s ‘Nano Balance Technology’ rubber material development platform, and was realised in collaboration with SAS Institute Japan.

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Hankook opens Cmf Lab for research in industrial tire design

Hankook has launched its CMF Lab – a database dedicated to the research and categorization of current design trends relating to color, material and finish (CMF). The CMF Lab is part of Model Solution, a company in the Hankook Technology Group, which supports tire manufacturing with creative future-oriented concepts. The CMF Lab will work together with the British design studio, Chris Lefteri Design.

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Pioneering particle beam microscope increases tire analysis accuracy

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) and Ibaraki University, Japan, have pioneered a technique to accurately observe individual compounds in a tire’s structure, to help with future tire development.

Through the use of a newly designed particle beam microscope developed at Ibaraki University, a team of researchers and engineers has been able to observe and analyze individual materials in a tire’s compound for the first time.

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Pirelli adds driving simulator at Milan R&D center

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MILAN — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has added a dynamic driving simulator at its research and development center in Milan in an effort to reduce tire development time and facilitate iterations.

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Hankook Partners with Amazon for Tire Compound Prediction Modeling

Hankook Tire is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to incorporate more digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data.

Hankook Tire recently developed a Virtual Compound Design (VCD) system, which predicts the characteristics of tire compounds and finds an optimal combination through artificial intelligence analysis, the company says.

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Pirelli schedules first P Zero Experience supercar track day for June

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Pirelli has announced that its new P Zero Experience supercar track day, run in association with Salon Privé, will take place between 2 and 3 June 2020 in the UK. The event features driving, premium hospitality and of course and exquisite cars. Initially launched in France 10 years ago, the events now take place at Italy’s famous Mugello circuit, the Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi and the famous Hockenheimring in Germany. This year the home of British motorsport, Silverstone, joins the line-up.

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Goodyear to Advance Future Mobility with Launch of New Venture Capital Fund

LAS VEGASJan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) announced a new venture capital fund, Goodyear Ventures, with $100 million targeted for new investments in future mobility solutions over the next 10 years. 

Goodyear Ventures will continue and expand Goodyear’s growing relationships in new mobility, with a focus on partnering and investing in startups with a shared vision of sustainable, safe and new mobility experiences that make life’s connections easier every day. 

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Sumitomo Rubber Europe opens winter test track in Sweden

Sumitomo Rubber Europe (SREU) has established a new winter test track in Arnemark, Sweden where the company will evaluate its Falken-branded winter products.

The facility, which opened on December 16, 2019, comprises two groomed snow areas, each approximately 15,000m2 , two 1,600m snow handling courses and a 600m ice handling track.

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New Bridgestone sensor technology gathering data at low speed

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Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. has unveiled a new technology capable of estimating a wheel axle load and tire wear condition using newly developed sensors.

Attached inside tires, the Smart Strain Sensors measure the change in strain that occurs when a tire makes contact with the road while in motion, explained Bridgestone 18 Dec.

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