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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.

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.

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.

U.S.: The Once and Future Manufacturing Leader

The U.S. has not been competitive, so companies sourced offshore to meet consumer and industrial demand for low-priced goods. Fortunately, however, a positive localization trend since 2010 indicates an increasing rate of reshoring by U.S. companies and foreign direct investment by foreign companies.