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In Today’s Technology Center, you’ll see how the latest advancements in manufacturing technology are being implemented by businesses. The TTC features technology from the aerospace, automotive, medical and energy sectors. Check out some of the exciting things we have in store for you!

This year’s highlights featured in the TTC will include the Ohio State University EcoCar3 — Defending their EcoCar2 win, Ohio State University students are converting a 2016 Chevy Camaro into a plug-in hybrid vehicle, featuring lightweight materials and advanced computer controls. TTC will also include an Airbus Helicopter’s H130 7-person helicopter.

Airbus Helicopter’s H130

The Airbus Helicopter’s H130 incorporates state-of-the-art technologies, materials, systems, and avionics. Its Turbomeca Arriel 2D turbine engine offers 10% more average power and lower fuel consumption. It is operated by a new-generation, dual-channel full automatic digital engine control (FADEC) system. Airbus Helicopters’ assembly and manufacturing sites in Texas and Alabama support American aerospace jobs.

The H130’s main and tail rotor systems incorporate technologies for performance, ruggedness, reliability and safety. The Airbus Helicopters’ signature Fenestron shrouded tail rotor design reduces vulnerability to impact damage, enhances safety for ground personnel, and contributes to the H130’ low external sound level. Its Starflex main rotor head and impact-resistant composite material blades also help make it the quietest helicopter in its category.

Other H130 enhancements include a vibration control system; a cabin with a full flat floor; a cockpit with vehicle and engine multi-function display; new energy-attenuating seats; crash resistant fuel system; and increased maintenance accessibility. These advanced technologies make the helicopter easier for pilots to fly and for technicians to maintain.

The 7-passenger interior of the H130 can be customized for many requirements, making it popular with law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, tourist flight operators, and in business aviation. Its premier appearance at IMTS 2016 – and the opportunity to sit in the cockpit – will make it a focal-point for visitors to the GIE Media booth.

The Ohio State University EcoCar3

The Ohio State University EcoCar3 – Defending their EcoCar2 win, Ohio State University students are looking for muscle-car performance by converting a 2016 Chevy Camaro into a plug-in hybrid. Their goal – 0-60mph in less than six seconds on a car with a 45+ miles of all-electric range.

General Motors Cadillac CT6

Also on display will be General Motors’ Cadillac CT6, the new flagship for the luxury brand that's setting new standards for automotive materials. A multi-material vehicle with a laser-welded aluminum body joined to structural steel, the CT6 is a look into the future of lightweight cars.