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A device for converting energy into mechanical motion.

dental engine

A machine that rotates dental instruments.

high-speed engine

A machine that rotates a dental instrument in excess of 12,000 rpm.

ultraspeed engine

A machine that rotates a dental instrument at speeds from 100,000 to 300,000 rpm.
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The AB Engine design will further improve efficiency of Hybrid and Diesel engine designs.
An American created the engine design and Japanese engineers refined it using precision technology.
To address tighter emission standards and the need for greater fuel economy, many Cray Research automotive customers and prospects have pressed for an easy-to-use, cost-effective computational solution for engine design.
He's been trying to convince domestic automakers that his design--which employs two spark plugs per cylinder, a high-energy ignition system, and a modified cylinder head design--can produce 30% better fuel economy than a conventional engine, yet is much easier--and cheaper--to implement than multi-valve/multi-cam engine designs.
Average oil life for Hyper drive-equipped vehicles should rise to 20,000 miles, while engine designs become less complex.
The Scuderi Group accomplished these advances by focusing on the fluid and thermodynamics at the heart of the engine, challenging conventional approaches to engine design in place for over 120 years.
As we evaluated other existing engine designs, it became very apparent to us that to obtain the quality, reliability, performance, and affordability that we required, we would have to go to the drawing board and design and manufacture the engine ourselves.
With this kind of information, we hope to come up with new engine designs that are safer and more reliable," says NASA's Man Mohan Rai, who developed the computer model.
The company plans to use some of the Rotary Rocket technology in its own vehicle and engine designs and may also license technology to clients for other projects.
In addition, with far fewer moving parts than traditional engine designs, the OX2 engine offers significantly lower maintenance costs and a longer useful life than traditional internal combustion engines.
The new TVS[TM] supercharger design is scalable and adaptable to virtually all engine designs.
In addition, the already outstanding emissions characteristics of the charged-cooled rotary engine designs were further enhanced with the use of ethanol.