OEM News 09/18/2008

September 18, 2008

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Federal-Mogul To Build Manufacturing Facility In India
Federal-Mogul Corporation said it is planning to build a new facility in Chennai, India, for the manufacture of friction components for Original Equipment and Aftermarket segments. The operation is scheduled to begin production of light vehicle brake and friction components, commercial vehicle and railway friction products by September 2009. Read More

Honda Delivers Its First Fuel-Cell Powered Cars
The FCX Clarity, a sleekly-styled hydrogen fuel cell-powered sedan currently available on a limited retail basis, is at the forefront of Honda's efforts to successfully develop, certify and distribute zero emissions hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Read More

Boeing To Develop Army Rotorcraft
The Boeing Company has won three competitive proposals resulting in U.S. Army Technology Investment Agreements with a combined value of more than $19 million. The agreements with the Army's Aviation Applied Technology Directorate cover applied research and development in support of the Rotor Durability Army Technology Objective (ATO) and the High Performance Rotary Wing Vehicle Designs (HPRWVD) program. Read More

Northrop Grumman Appoints Vice President For Strategic Initiatives For Mission Systems Sector
Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Daniel P. Leaf vice president of strategic initiatives at its Mission Systems sector, reporting to Philip A. Teel, corporate vice president and president of Mission Systems. Read More

Boeing Gets Contract For Work On Saudi AWACS Aircraft
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a contract for the initial phase of upgrading the radar on Saudi Arabia's fleet of five E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. Read More


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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


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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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