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OEM News 06/12/2008

June 13, 2008
June 12, 2008 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR BIG KaiserBIG-PLUS Tooling from BIG Kaiser Closes the GapThe BIG-PLUS Spindle System creates surface contact with both the flange and taper of the tool ...
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BIG-PLUS Tooling from BIG Kaiser Closes the Gap
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Ford Delivers Flexible Fuel/Plug-In Vehicle to DOE
Ford Motor Company delivered the first-ever flexible fuel capable plug-in hybrid SUV to the U.S. Department of Energy. The Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid, which runs on gasoline or E85, is part of a demonstration fleet Ford is developing in a partnership with Southern California Edison and the Electric Power Research Institute. Advanced testing on the vehicles is underway in California. The Department of Energy will include the Escape Flexible Fuel Plug-in Hybrid in its fleet to showcase the marriage of technologies and obtain real world experience with the vehicle as it continues its support of advanced fuel technologies Read More

Delphi Gets U.S. For Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Delphi Corporation announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to lead an industry-government team to develop the next generation propulsion inverter for hybrid vehicles. The new smaller inverter is lower cost and will be used on the next generation high-efficiency hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and next generation "plug-in" hybrids (PHEVs). In the longer-term, the inverter will be used for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Read More

Alcoa Of Australia Declares Force Majeure
As a result of an explosion at Apache Energy's Varanus Island facility, and the disruption of gas supply to its Western Australia facilities, Alcoa of Australia today notified its customers that it was declaring force majeure under its alumina supply contracts. Read More

Boeing Finalizes Acquisition Of Global Aeronautica Closes
Boeing said it has finalized the agreement to acquire Vought Aircraft Industries' interest in Global Aeronautica, LLC, a South Carolina fuselage sub-assembly facility for Boeing's newest airplane, the 787 Dreamliner. With the completion of this transaction, Global Aeronautica is now a 50-50 joint venture between The Boeing Company and Alenia North America, a subsidiary of Italy's Alenia Aeronautica -- a Finmeccanica company. Read More

General Dynamics NASSCO Gets $100 Million Contract For 12th Ammunition Ship
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $100 million contract from the U.S. Navy to purchase long-lead materials for the construction of a twelfth T-AKE dry cargo-ammunition ship. NASSCO already is under contract to construct 11 T-AKE ships at its shipyard. Read More

3M to Acquire TOP-Service
3M said it has agreed to acquire TOP-Service fr Lingualtechnik GmbH, a Germany-based orthodontic technology and services company offering the novel Incognito brand system, a digital lingual orthodontic solution. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More

AM Webcasts
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What you need to know when retrofitting, rebuilding or remanufacturing machine tools. In this webcast presentation, GE Fanuc product manager Mark Brownhill and American Machinist editor Bruce Vernyi will discuss many opportunities for retrofitters and end users to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings that are possible with this valuable approach. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn how a retrofit solution might be right for your shop.
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American Machinist Presents: Machine Shop Workshop - November 12-14,2008
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American Machinist Announces Launch Of Machine Tool Theater
American Machinist is pleased to announce the beta launch of Machine Tool Theater at Visit 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.Click Here
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