OEM News 10/02/2008

October 2, 2008

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Alcoa To Curtail Remainder Of Rockdale, Texas Smelter
Alcoa said it will curtail the remaining production at its Rockdale, Texas aluminum smelter – comprising approximately 150,000 metric tons of production a year (mtpy) – beginning immediately as a result of uncompetitive power supply to that smelter and overall market conditions. Read More

NATO Consortium To Acquire Boeing C-17s
Boeing said that an international consortium of 10 NATO members -- joined by Partnership for Peace nations Sweden and Finland -- signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Sept. 24 to acquire three Boeing C-17 Globemaster III long-range cargo jets. The agreement sets the stage for NATO's first major defense purchase in 30 years. Read More

General Dynamics Gets $268 Million Contract For Submarine Engineering Work
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $268 million contract modification to provide lead construction yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Read More

PPG Completes Divestiture Of Auto Glass Business
PPG Industries yesterday completed the divestiture of its automotive glass and services business to a new company formed by funds managed by Kohlberg & Company, LLC, Mount Kisco, N.Y. The new company is named Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC. Read More

Boeing Delivers 1st Standard Missile-3 Kinetic Warhead Kit
Boeing has delivered the first production Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) kinetic warhead kit built in Huntsville, Ala. The delivery came almost one year to the day after Boeing's announcement that it would transfer its missile defense production work from Anaheim, Calif., to Huntsville. Read More

3M Introduces New 2 mm Stacking Connectors And Box Headers
Printed circuit board manufacturers and electronics manufacturing services companies now have a lower cost option for small form factor board-to-board connectors and box headers. 3M Electronic Solutions Division recently introduced the Board-to-Board Stacking Connectors and Box Headers, Series 95X for high-volume applications. Read More


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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Sponsored by: EPICOR


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


Want insight into how the "10 Best Machine Shops" stay competitive in the manufacturing industry?

How about new strategies when solving real-world problems in your machine shop?

Then don't miss the 2008 Machine Shop Workshop!

November 12-14, 2008
The Doubletree Hotel Chicago – Oak Brook

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 also includes:
  • Tickets to the "Best Machine Shops" award banquet.
  • FREE copy of the new "Benchmarks for Machine Shops" databook – a $59.95 value.
  • A chance to win an IPOD Touch. Courtesy of MFG.com.

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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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