| The Boeing Company detailed its 2008 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the China region today, forecasting a market for 3,710 new airplanes worth about $390 billion over the next 20 years. Read More |
| Officials at Bell Helicopter said the company would lay off approximately 500 workers, about 4 percent of its Bell Helicopter workforce and includes a 20 percent reduction in the management-level staff. |
This layoff was triggered by the U.S. Department of Defense's recent termination of the ARH-70A helicopter development contract, including the impact of the loss of the planned production contract. Read More
| BorgWarner Inc. said it expects to get $2.1 billion in new powertrain business for 2009 through 2011, an 8 percent increase over its previous three-year new business despite the contraction currently occurring within the global auto industry. Demand for the company's environmentally friendly technologies such as gasoline and diesel turbochargers and dual-clutch transmission technology is expected to continue to drive a growth rate for the company that exceeds that of the overall auto industry. Read More |
| Ford announced a new investment program at its high-tech Bridgend engine plant in Wales to produce next generation low CO2 1.6-litre, four-cylinder petrol engines. |
This latest investment totals about $115.6 million (≤70 million) for the plant, where this year employment rose to over 2,000 for the first time in its 28-year history. Read More
| The Boeing Company has selected BAE Systems' Electronics, Intelligence & Support (EI&S) division to provide the next-generation Digital Electronic Warfare Suite (DEWS) for future international versions of the F-15 multirole fighter aircraft. Boeing's selection of BAE Systems is the result of a rigorous source-selection competition. Read More |
| SPX Corporation said that its thermal equipment and services affiliate has been awarded a $124 million contract with Hitachi Power Africa (Pty) Ltd , a subsidiary of Hitachi Power Europe GmbH (HPE) to provide key products for the new Kusile Power Station in SouthAfrica. Read More |
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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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.
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.
Sponsored by: Cimatron Group
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November 12-14, 2008
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| 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
New Machine Tool Theater
American Machinist's 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