OEM News 10/23/2008

October 23, 2008

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Delphi To Supply Fuel Injection Systems For Kohler Engines
Delphi Corporation has been selected by Kohler Co. to provide a new electronic fuel injection (EFI) system for the Command PRO(R) and Aegis(R) commercial engines. The customized Multec(R) EFI system -- which controls the air, fuel, and spark delivery in engines -- offers significant fuel savings, improved performance and reduced emissions. Read More

Audubon/Toyota Make Conservation Grant Awards
Forty-one projects in 24 states will receive TogetherGreen Conservation Innovation Grants totaling $1.4 million dollars. Winners were selected from applicants nationwide for their innovative approaches to inspiring, equipping and engaging people to tackle environmental problems and take advantage of opportunities in their communities. Read More

Goodrich Gets Engine Thrust Reverser Refurbishment Contract
Goodrich Corp. signed a long-term agreement with US Airways to provide a custom-tailored thrust reverser refurbishment program for the airline's CFM56-5B engines powering its Airbus A320 aircraft. Work will be performed at Goodrich Aerostructures' Alabama Service Center, a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility located in Foley, Ala. Read More

Boeing Partner Selected For Saudi Air Force Maintenance Contract
Boeing partner Alsalam Aircraft Co. was awarded a three-year, $29 million contract to provide programmed depot maintenance (PDM) for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) C-130 fleet. Under this contract, Alsalam will perform repairs, inspections, maintenance, modifications and repainting work for 50 C-130 transport aircraft at its facilities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read More

Chrysler Selects Alcoa's Dura-Bright For Viper And Grand Cherokee
Alcoa Automotive Wheels, a division of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, was awarded platform placement of Dura-Bright® technology wheels with Chrysler LLC’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) engineering organization. Two new wheels within the Chrysler SRT family, including both Dodge and Jeep® platforms, will begin placement with the 2009 model year. 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


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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 dinner banquet.
  • FREE copy of the new "Benchmarks for Machine Shops" databook.
  • 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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