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Eaton Introduces Next-Generation Valves

Power management company Eaton today announced its Vehicle Group has introduced its next-generation sodium-filled hollow-head valves, which improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and increase performance in gas-powered engines.

Eaton Says OEM Selects Its Tech for EV Platform

Eaton today said its eMobility business secured a contract to supply power distribution units (PDUs) and Bussmann series fuses to a global vehicle manufacturer for use in a new battery electric (BEV) light-duty commercial vehicle.

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.

Auto Recovery From Chip Shortage May Be Long

The auto industry’s recovery from a global semiconductor shortage may be long and require revamping supply chains, according to a report by the Deloitte consulting firm.

Toolholding: Built for Speed

The evolution to high speed machining (HSM) is continuing and toolholders are playing a crucial role in that process, which includes the interlinking of machining center, programming, high-speed spindles, advanced cutting tools, balancing, and high-performance toolholders in order for shops to take full advantage of HSM.

Checking Up on Tool Monitoring

Machine shops use a variety of techniques to track the condition of their cutting tools, ranging from simple to sophisticated. No matter what monitoring method is used, it can be crucial in preventing catastrophic tool failure. At its best, monitoring also significantly boosts tool life and slashes tooling costs.

Livin’ Large with Outsize Parts and Workholding

Workholding needs to be super-sized when machining workpieces like truck transmission housings, wind turbine blades, rocket bodies, and more, for industries like aerospace and defense, agricultural, energy, marine, rail, and on- and off-road transportation.