OEM News 10/28/2008

October 28, 2008

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AREVA And Northrop Grumman To Manufacture Heavy Components For Nuclear Energy
AREVA and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, a sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation, two leaders in the U.S. nuclear industry, have joined forces to build a new manufacturing and engineering facility in Newport News, Va., to supply the growing American nuclear energy sector. The joint venture, AREVA Newport News, LLC, with AREVA as the majority owner, will establish a world-class facility to manufacture heavy components for the U.S. Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR), AREVA's Generation III+ nuclear reactor, thereby supporting the nuclear energy resurgence, fueling domestic economic growth, and meeting the demand for American energy security Read More

Alcoa To Reduce Production 25 Percent At Texas Refinery
Alcoa said it will reduce production at its Point Comfort, Texas alumina refinery by approximately 25 percent, or a reduction of approximately 550,000 metric tons per year, by the end of November. Read More

Alcoa Supplies Spaceframe For Ferrari California
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products announced today that it has been selected by Ferrari S.p.A. to supply the all-aluminum spaceframe for the upcoming Ferrari California. The California, recently unveiled at the Paris International Motor Show, is the latest performance vehicle from Ferrari. Read More

UPS Purchase First Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles
As part of a public-private partnership to increase the commercial availability and use of alternative fuel vehicles, UPS today announced its first purchases of a little-known technology the hydraulic hybrid vehicle -- that promises dramatic fuel savings and environmental benefits. Read More

General Dynamics Awarded $22 Million For Mine-Protected Vehicles
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $22 million work order from Force Protection, Inc., to produce spare parts for the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle program. 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


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November 12-14, 2008
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  • Tickets to the "Best Machine Shops" award dinner banquet.
  • FREE copy of the new "Benchmarks for Machine Shops" databook.
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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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