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OEM News 05/06/2008

May 6, 2008
May 6 2008 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR Keyence Real-Time Measurement & Control During Machining Processes The KEYENCE LK-G Laser Displacement Sensor measures machine tool positioning ...
Real-Time Measurement & Control During Machining Processes The KEYENCE LK-G Laser Displacement Sensor measures machine tool positioning and provides control to prevent workpiece damage or error. The LK-G measures any material or surface plus fast moving, vibrating or rotating targets with 0.01µm repeatability, a 50 kHz sampling rate and ±0.03% F.S. linearity. 1000 mm LK-G long-range models available. Download Measurement Guide: Click Here
Eaton Gets Multi-Year Of Bell Contract for Boeing V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft Work
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that the Department of Defense's decision to purchase 167 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft will lead to an estimated $120 million in revenues for the company over the life of the multi-year contract. The contract, expected to run through 2012, provides for the procurement of 141 aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps and 26 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. Read More

General Dynamics Gets $51 Million for Abrams Tank Work
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics has been awarded two contracts worth $51 million for work on the Abrams main battle tank. Read More

Ford Picks BorgWarner Will Turbochargers for Rear-Wheel Drive Cars and Pickups
BorgWarner will supply turbochargers for rear-wheel drive cars and pickup trucks featuring Ford's upcoming EcoBoost engine, a downsized gasoline direct-injection engine with dual turbochargers. The combination of turbo power and gasoline direct injection means the 3.5-liter V6 engine will perform like a V8, but with an increase in fuel economy of up to 20% and a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 15%. The technology offers consumers real-world benefits in a variety of affordable cars and trucks. Read More

Ford Motor Co. to Supply Vehicles to Western Power Distribution
Western Power Distribution has renewed its contract with Ford to supply all its light commercial vehicles and small business cars. The new agreement is for two years, with an option to extend. The electricity distribution company for South-West England and South and West Wales, based in Bristol, runs 600 diesel-powered Ford Transit T300s and T350s, Transit Connects and Rangers, as well as Ford Focus hatchbacks. Read More

Final Assembly Begins On Fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Final assembly began May 1 on the third flight-test airplane for the all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This is the fifth Dreamliner to be loaded into the first position of the 787 production system. The static test airframe moved April 25 from the Final Assembly to its test rig in another bay of the Everett, Wash.-based factory. Both the fatigue test airframe and the second flight-test airplane have advanced to the next position in production, where assembly and systems installation work continues. Read More

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FREE Web Seminar: Best Kept Secrets of Successful Retrofits
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. Click Here
Welding Magazine and Welding Web Announce Launch Of Welding Theater
Welding Magazine and Welding Web are pleased to announce the beta launch of Welding Theater at Think of it as YouTube for welders. It provides videos about welding process and equipment. In the not-too-distant future, it will also be open to the posting of amateur videos by anyone involved in the welding industry. Click Here For More Information
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