OEM News 05/08/2008

OEM News 05/08/2008

May 8, 2008

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Articles

Ford Sees 6 Percent Fuel Economy Gain from 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Ford Motor Company is fitting the 2009 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner with the automaker's newest, advanced 6-speed automatic transmission, further demonstrating its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel economy for customers. The new 6F35 front-wheel-drive transmission offers a 4 to 6 percent improvement in fuel economy versus conventional 4- and 5-speed automatics, in addition to improved acceleration. Read More

Ball and Alcoa Develop Vented Aluminum Can
Alcoa said it has worked with Ball Corporation and Coors Brewing Company to introduce a Vented Wide Mouth Can - the industry's first-ever can with a built-in vent that enables consumers to enjoy a smoother pour. Read More

Boeing Gets Order for Iraq Aviation Modernization
Boeing and the Government of Iraq announced an order for 30 Boeing 737-800 commercial airplanes, the first step in re-establishing that country's scheduled commercial aviation operations. Iraq has also contracted options for 10 additional 737s. Read More

Delphi Develops Portable Oxygen Concentrator
Delphi Medical Systems, a subsidiary of Delphi Corp. has developed a new portable oxygen concentrator, the Central Air, that is designed to give patients who require oxygen ambulatory freedom and independence by providing exceptional durability in a lightweight package. Read More

General Dynamics to Produce Radomes for F-15 Radar Modernization Program
Boeing Company has selected General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products to supply the next generation of wideband radomes for the F-15 Radar Modernization Program. The source selection award covers the design, development and production of wideband radomes as part of the F-15 Radar Modernization Program. Read More

Northrop Grumman Gets Contract for Warning System to Detect Ground-Based Threats
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the U.S. Army to continue development of the Passive Infrared Cueing System (PICS), a cost-effective ground threat warning system that can locate, cue, and classify potential threats from tank fire, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank guided missiles. Read More


AM Webcasts

FREE Web Seminar: Best Kept Secrets of Successful Retrofits
Join GE Fanuc and AM on May 21, 2008 for this Webinar

What you need to know when retrofitting, rebuilding or remanufacturing machine tools. In this webcast presentation, GE Fanuc product manager Mark Brownhill and American Machinist editor Bruce Vernyi will discuss many opportunities for retrofitters and end users to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings that are possible with this valuable approach. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn how a retrofit solution might be right for your shop.

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Announcements

Welding Magazine and Welding Web Announce Launch Of Welding Theater

Welding Magazine and Welding Web are pleased to announce the beta launch of Welding Theater at www.weldingtheater.com. Think of it as YouTube for welders. It provides videos about welding process and equipment. In the not-too-distant future, it will also be open to the posting of amateur videos by anyone involved in the welding industry. Click Here For More Information


Welding Magazine Webcasts

Here's How You Make Your Welding Cell More Competitive
Join Us May 14,2008 for Balluff's Webcast:

Protect sensors and connectivity from heat, slag and impact!

If your organization is spending a great deal of time on sensor and related connectivity change out in welding cells, there's something definitely wrong. It doesn't have to be that way! Unfortunately, hundreds of companies have accepted that sensing in welding environments automatically equates to high rates of machine down time, high maintenance costs, and high material costs. There are reasons how and why it's gotten to that point and we will examine those in this webinar.

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