Archive for April, 2009

Ford Tweaks Six-Speed Transmission for 3.5L Fuel Efficient engine

April 20th, 2009

2010 Lincoln MKSFord introduces its 3.5 EcoBoost V6 engine this spring. This environmentally-friendly is coupled by a six-speed 6F-55 SelectShift automatic transmission that’s been configured to meet higher torque demands of the new twin-turbo direct fuel injection engine.

Both technologies will be available in Ford’s 2010 Lincoln MKS (see pic!). The 6F-55 transmission was developed from the successful blueprint of Ford’s 6F-50 transmission. Compared to the 6F-50 transmission, however, the 6F-55 is bulked up and strengthened to work with the EcoBoost V6’s architecture.

All changes were geared towards improved power and fuel efficiency. The modifications included friction material grooves that break up fluid flow and reduce clutch drag losses; nine wave CBLR; improved calibration measures; and a 15-degree-increase of start-to-open temperatures.

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Lithium Industry to Oversupply through 2013

April 9th, 2009

TRU Group Inc., which is composed of lithium consultants, declared that its latest view for the presentation at the IM Lithium Supply and Markets Conference Santiago 2009 will deduce that the industry will not be affected by the global recession and will oversupply this year 2009 up to 2013.

Though the world use of lithium will decline quickly by at least 6% this year 2009, the demand will surely bounce back any time soon because consumers are now into purchasing and using of laptops or cell phones that has lithium batteries.

Today, new and large usage of lithium will begin and will have a major influence on demand within five years. Lithium use is now extended in electric vehicle batteries and lithium alloys on aircrafts.

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