OEM News 10/09/2008

October 9, 2008

Articles

Boeing Announces New Rotorcraft Program: AH-6
The Boeing Company has launched a new rotorcraft program, the AH-6 light attack/reconnaissance helicopter.
Designed on a combat-proven platform with a heritage of successful service with Special Operations, the AH-6 is designed to meet the current requirements of international military customers while maintaining flexibility for future growth. Read More

General Dynamics Gets $34 Million Contract For Army Ammunition
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $33.6 million contract by the U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, Ill. for production of small-caliber ammunition. Read More

General Dynamics Gets $66 Million From U.S. Army For Grenade Machine Guns
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded two contracts valued at $66 million by U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC for the production of MK19 grenade machine guns. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2009 and extend through late 2012. Read More

General Dynamics NASSCO Starts Construction Of Tenth T-AKE Ship
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics , has begun construction of the tenth ship of the U.S. Navy’s T-AKE program. The ship will be named later and is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in the third quarter of 2010. Read More

Goodyear Gets Long-Term Contract with New York City Transit
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it has been awarded a seven-year contract to supply tires and business solutions to New York City Transit, the nation's largest transit bus fleet. Read More

Lockheed Martin Gets Contract For Four C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft
The State of Qatar has signed a $393.6 million contract with Lockheed Martin for the purchase of four C-130J Super Hercules airlifters plus training and spares with deliveries to begin in 2011. Qatar's new C-130Js will be the longer fuselage or "stretched" variant of the C-130J. 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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