OEM News 08/19/2008

August 18, 2008

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Articles

Goodrich To Provide Landing Gear System For Cessna
Goodrich Corp. is providing an advanced fully integrated landing gear system for the Cessna Model 850 Citation Columbus large cabin intercontinental business jet. The weight-efficient system includes main and nose landing gear, wheels and carbon brakes, and electronic control and steering systems. Read More

Goodrich and Rolls-Royce Propose Joint Venture
Goodrich Corp. and Rolls-Royce plc said they have signed a letter of intent proposing the formation of a joint venture company, to develop and supply engine controls for Rolls-Royce aero engines. Read More

Lockheed Martin Acquires Business Unit From Nantero
Lockheed Martin Corp. has acquired the government business unit of Nantero, Inc., a privately-held, Massachusetts-based company that developed methods and processes for incorporating carbon nanotubes in next-generation electronic devices. Read More

Ford Confirms It Will Launch Lincoln MKT Luxury Vehicle
Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln-Mercury Division confirmed it will produce the Lincoln MKT, a premium, three-row luxury crossover based on a the well-received concept vehicle. Read More

New Ford Fiestas Roll Off Cologne Production Line
Volume production of the new Ford Fiesta, the first of a generation of new global small Ford cars, started at the company's Cologne plant in Germany Aug. 14.
This all-new model of the Ford Fiesta has been conceived and developed by the European arm of Ford's global product development team to meet the demands and expectations of customers around the world. Read More

Boeing, American Airlines Finalize Deal For 26 737s
Boeing and American Airlines, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMR Corp., today announced an order for an additional 26 Next-Generation 737-800s, airplanes that will help the carrier accelerate its fleet renewal plan. Read More

General Dynamics Gets $21 Million Contract For Tank Support
The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land
Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $20.9 million contract for Abrams Tank Systems Technical Support (STS). Read More


Events

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

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

Vernyi also will talk about the program for the Job Shop Day at the IMTS and the speakers that will be featured there.

August 20,2008 at 2:00 pm EST
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Tool Shop Optimization:
Concurrent Engineering for Today's Machine Shop


Live Webinar: August 27, 2008 @ 2:00 pm ET

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.

How can you make concurrent engineering a success at your machine shop?

Attend this free on-line seminar and learn:
  • What is Concurrent Engineering?
  • What is it NOT?
  • How to make Concurrent Engineering the KEY to improving your delivery times
Register now for this informative live webinar
Sponsored by: Cimatron Group



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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Sponsored by: EPICOR


Workshop


The only workshop that focuses on the business side of running a machine shop.

The 2008 Machine Shop Workshop is an intensive 2-day event featuring peer presentations, best-practices and an emphasis on solving your real-world problems.

Your registration includes:
  • Tickets to the "Best Machine Shops" award banquet
  • A free copy of the new "Benchmarks for Machine Shops" handbook
  • Plus breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.
By registering now, you'll also save $100!

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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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