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Sept. 4, 2008
September 4, 2008 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR Robotmaster is a CAD/CAM off-line programming software tool for 6-8axis robots. Some benefits of Robotmaster are: creation of simple or complex robot ...
September 4, 2008 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR
Robotmaster is a CAD/CAM off-line programming software tool for 6-8axis robots. Some benefits of Robotmaster are: creation of simple or complex robot trajectories accurately without teaching points; single solution compatible with multiple robot manufacturers. Robotmaster is ideal for all applications including Trimming, De-burring, De-flashing, Dispensing, Mold Machining, Spray Coating etc. ...
Delphi Launches High Volume Production Of Diesel Fuel Injection System with Piezo Injectors
Delphi Corp. is launching the next generation of diesel fuel injectors -- the Delphi Direct Acting Common Rail system. This launch follows five years of development by Delphi, working closely with its vehicle manufacturer customers to help them address stringent future emissions requirements. Read More

General Dynamics Gets $47 Million Contract To Support MRAP Vehicles
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded contracts worth $47 million by Force Protection Inc. to provide supplies and support for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program. Read More

General Dynamics Gets Contract From Spain For 100 RG-31 MK5E Vehicles
General Dynamics Santa Brbara Sistemas has been awarded a 64.6 million Euro ($102 million) contract by the Spanish Government to supply RG-31 Mk5E mine protected vehicles for the Army. General Dynamics Santa Brbara Sistemas is one of four companies that comprise General Dynamics European Land Systems. Read More

Lockheed Martin Completes Acquisition of Aculight Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation has completed its acquisition of Aculight Corporation.Based in Bothell, Wash., Aculight is focused on providing laser-based solutions for national defense and aerospace customers. The company has expertise in countermeasures, laser radar, high power directed energy and medical products. Read More

"What Is GM Thinking?"
Jon Lauckner, Vice President for Global Program Management for General Motors Corp., recently spoke at a meeting of the Electric Power Research Institute.talked about GM's plans for electric vehicles.
All of his comments are here. Read More

Boeing Delivers 777s and 737s
Boeing delivered two 737-800s to Brazil's Varig Airlines on Aug. 28. The jetliners, sporting a bright new livery, then departed from Boeing Field to Sao Paulo. Varig's new livery features a unique starburst design that appears in three different locations on the tail as part of a variable paint scheme. Read More

Boeing and Dubai-based airline Emirates celebrated the delivery of a 777-300ER (Extended Range) and a 777-200LR (Longer Range) Thursday, marking the first double 777 delivery to a Middle East airline. Read More

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