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GM Quarterly Profit Surges

General Motors Co. said today its first-quarter profit rose sharply compared with a year earlier despite having to deal with a global shortage of computer chips.

Boeing Extends Retirement Age for CEO

Boeing said its Board of Directors has extended the company's age-65 standard retirement to age 70 for CEO David L. Calhoun. Calhoun, 64, has been the company's chief since January 2020.

New Tech Offers Improved Drilling Productivity for Steel, Cast Iron

Holemaking in steel and cast iron up to one inch in diameter is one of the most widely used metalworking processes. What is driving drilling and tapping performance are advances in substrate, coatings, three-flute designs, and combination tools. Just as important are advances in coolant delivery, using different size holes and shapes to facilitate chip evacuation.

Deep Hole Drilling Demands Precise Coolant Control

Today’s deep hole drilling systems control coolant much the same as they would a machine’s spindle or axes. Careful management of coolant pressure, filtration, temperature and flow rate is key to optimizing deep hole drilling.