OEM News 08/28/2008

August 28, 2008

Articles

Boeing Gets Contract For 191 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters
The Boeing Company has been awarded a five-year U.S. Army contract valued at $4.3 billion for 181 CH-47F Chinooks and 10 additional Chinooks under Fiscal Year 2008 supplemental funding. There are options in the award for an additional 24 aircraft over the course of the contract. Read More

Boeing, US Navy Offer Super Hornet To Denmark
Boeing and the U.S. Navy delivered a proposal Aug. 15 offering the advanced F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the Royal Danish Air Force as part of Denmark's New Combat Aircraft competition. Read More

Lockheed Martin Gets $61 Million Contract For Guided Rockets
Lockheed Martin has received a $61 million follow-on contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Unitary rockets. To date, more than 850 GMLRS rockets have been fired in the Global War on Terror. Read More

Lockheed Martin Gets Two Contracts To Manage Energy Efficiency Programs
Lockheed Martin said it was awarded two, multi-year contracts by AmerenUE to implement more than a dozen energy efficiency programs for the company's 1.2 million business and residential electric customers. Read More

Delphi And DAAZ Win Radiator Business From Russian Automaker
Delphi Corp. has been awarded new business from Dimitrovgrad Avtoagregat Plant (DAAZ) to supply engine cooling radiator cores to the final assembly of radiator fan modules for the AVTOVAZ Lada Kalina. In January 2009, DAAZ will begin delivering modules to the AVTOVAZ plant in Togliatti, Russia. Read More

Caterpillar Expands Business In China
Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO Jim Owens said Caterpillar's plans to add to its China-based research and development (R&D) operations to increase the technical support for products serving markets in China and the rest of the Asia Pacific Region. Read More

General Dynamics Gets $13 Million for Abrams Tank System Tech Support
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics has been awarded a $12.6 million contract for Abrams Tank Systems Technical Support (STS). Read More


Events

"Mechanics of CNC 110" Training Quiz
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AM Webcast Series

Now Available On Demand

5 Key Strategies For Reduced Cost and Increased Profitability
Striving to reduce costs and increase profitability while remaining competitive is no easy task.

Epicor Manufacturing talks about ways to plan, schedule, execute and monitor your manufacturing operations – from raw materials to final product – to develop your highest level of flexibility and agility, and to make your operations more competitive.

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Benchmarking at IMTS
American Machinist conducted its third annual Benchmark Survey of American Machine Shops between February and April of this year.

American Machinist, reviews the results of this third annual survey, and talks about what the data means and how shops can use the data to make plans for this year's IMTS.

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Tool Shop Optimization: Concurrent Engineering for Today's Machine Shop
Applying concurrent engineering processes to design and manufacturing can help toolmakers increase productivity and shorten product delivery times—improving responsiveness to customers and your company's bottom-line results.

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Sponsored by: Cimatron Group


Workshop


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Announcements

American Machinist Launches New Internet Forum
The American Machinist Forum is a place to share thoughts, ideas and best practices for machine shops.

The focus is on making machine shops competitive, efficient and flexible enough to compete in a global environment. You'll find discussion about manpower, use of automation and technology, creative uses of machine tools and a whole lot more. So sign up now and jump in. Click Here


AM Machine Tool Theater


New Machine Tool Theater
American Machinist announces launch of Machine Tool Theater. Watch videos about machining and machining equipment. You'll see faster, more precise machines; cutting tools to process virtually any material; finishing technologies; automation systems; quality instruments and manufacturing software. You'll see how to reduce cycle times and increase productivity. Watch Videos Now




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