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OEM News 08/05/2008

Aug. 5, 2008
August 5, 2008 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR 3-Axis, Distortion-Free Laser Marking on Irregular Surfaces The MD-V9900 YVO4 Laser Marker provides distortion-free marking of products with irregular ...
3-Axis, Distortion-Free Laser Marking on Irregular Surfaces The MD-V9900 YVO4 Laser Marker provides distortion-free marking of products with irregular shapes and sizes at production speeds, without requiring mechanical devices to move the marker or products. It features the first simultaneous 3-axis (X, Y, Z) beam control with a large 300x300mm marking area, a 42mm variable focal length, and a variable beam spot size.
Boeing To Design New Spacecraft Power Generation System
A team led by Boeing Advanced Systems was awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for the first phase of the Fast Access Spacecraft Testbed (FAST) program. Read More

Delphi Team To Market Safety Technologies For Trucks
Iteris, Inc. and Delphi said i Iteris has been named the exclusive distributor of Delphi's Forward Collision Warning System for North American commercial vehicles. Read More

Eaton Acquires Engine Valves Business
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has acquired the engine valves business of Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More

3M Completes Acquisition Of TOP-Service
3M has completed its acquisition of TOP-Service für Lingualtechnik GmbH, an orthodontic technology and services company based in Bad Essen, Germany offering the novel Incognito brand system, a digital lingual orthodontic solution. Read More

General Dynamics Gets Contract For RG-31 MRAP Spare Parts
The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada a $15.8 million contract for spare parts in support of RG-31 Mk5E vehicles under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) program. Read More

Lockheed Martin Announces Workforce Reductions
Lockheed Martin informed its Michoud Operations workforce today that employee reductions would begin in the fall of 2008 and continue through September 2010 as a result of the build-out of External Tanks to support the planned fly-out of the Space Shuttle program. Read More

Benchmarking at IMTSAmerican Machinist conducted its third annual Benchmark Survey of American Machine Shops between February and April of this year. American Machinist, will review the results of this third annual survey, and talk about what the data means and how shops can use the data to make plans for this year's IMTS. Vernyi also will talk about the program for the Job Shop Day at the IMTS and the speakers that will be featured there. August 20,2008 at 2:00 pm EST
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American Machinist Presents: Machine Shop Workshop – Nov. 12-14, 2008 The only event that focuses on the business side of running a machine shop. Join owners and top managers to explore strategies and improve your business. Register now and save $100!
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 TheaterAmerican 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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