Automotive

It's Not Over Yet for Internal Combustion

There has been a recent flurry of new hybrid vehicles, as the hybrid sales generated by Japanese automakers (Toyota and Honda) over the past couple of years have enticed American automakers who were once devoted to the internal combustion engine (ICE) to begin expanding their lineup of hybrid offerings. In...

How States Are Luring Multinationals Back to the U.S.

It began a few years ago. Multinational firms have started relocating to the U.S., reversing a trend of increased outsourcing since the 1960s. The subtle transition to the U.S. for manufacturing went unnoticed and minimally reported on in the media, due to the recession that the country was dealing with,...

Why Manufacturing Companies Go Lean

Lean manufacturing is a popular philosophy in manufacturing, designed to help companies operate efficiently. It is a policy that covers everything from inventory to maintenance schedules. Plant managers, preventive maintenance departments and even purchasing must all work together in order to make the lean system perform as it should. It...

New Automation Technology Needs Created by the Electric Car

Despite the rise in popularity and awareness for alternative fuels and motors that run on them, there is still interest in a car that uses no fuel at all. The electric car is that solution. It may seem simple, but there are many hurdles yet to cross before the electric...

The Case For Hybrid Engine Block Heaters

Idling a car to heat it up on cold winter mornings is a practice that many people swear by, but few have properly tested for efficiency. In reality, idling a car for any amount of time before driving away will cut into your fuel economy much more than driving away...

Customer Care Rep: The All Knowing

Customer care representatives in the manufacturing industry are not given the credit they deserve for the job they perform. Plant managers call with questions on the machine, payments, account issues and orders. It is up to the customer care representative to field all of these questions. But, how can a...

Green Incentives for Manufacturing in Michigan

Manufacturing in Eagle Technologies’ home state of Michigan has gotten a bad rap over the past few years. The problem has been the collapse of the auto industry (which is now on the upswing). Sure, Michigan state officials have tried to shift the work force to other things, such as...

Alternative Energy in Auto Manufacturing: The Global Nudge

The world has recognized and reacted to the need for more alternative energy sources. Customers are looking for greener, more environmentally friendly products and governments are looking for ways to preserve their natural resources while employing their populations. Alternative energy is the solution. No industry has experienced a shift as...

Parts: The Hybrid Motor’s Gift to the U.S. Economy

Hybrid motors are showing up in many of the new car models rolling off the assembly line today. In addition to boosting the automotive industry out of the financial crisis that they suffered in 2008, the hybrid motor has also revived industries that once thrived off of gas powered motor...

The Evolution of the Hybrid Motor

The hybrid motor is the latest in a long line of innovations within the auto industry. However, it is the first to threaten the longstanding reign of an auto industry staple - the gas motor. The upset seemed to happen overnight, but the evolution of the hybrid motor actually began...

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