Today's Technology Center at IMTS 2016
In Today’s Technology Center, you’ll see how the latest advancements in manufacturing technology are being implemented by the aerospace, automotive, medical and energy businesses including the Airbus Helicopter’s H130 7-person helicopter and the Ohio State University EcoCar3.
The Today’s Technology Center at IMTS 2016 is brought to you by GIE Media’s Manufacturing Group.
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 percent 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.
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 – 0-60 mph in less than six seconds on a car with a 45+ miles of all-electric range.
GM 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.
Learn more about Today's Technology Center at IMTS 2016.