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OEM News 06/03/2008

June 3, 2008
June 3, 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 0.01∝m 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
GM To Cease Production At Four Truck Plants
GM said it will cease production at four truck plants as it announced a range of strategic initiatives that it defined as aggressive responses to growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles and to economic and market challenges in North America. Its moves include putting the Chevy Volt, an extended-range electric vehicle into production, and assessing its Hummer brand. The Hummer assessment could include the sale of the brand. Read More

Ford to Begin Fiesta Sedan And Hatchback Production In 2010
Ford Motor Company announced that its new Ford Fiesta small car for North America will be produced at the company's transformed Cuautitlan Assembly Plant outside Mexico City beginning in early 2010 and a sporty European hatchback model is being added to the North American lineup alongside the popular sedan. Read More

GE And GeoResources Investing $91 Million In Oklahoma Oil and Gas Reserves
In their third partnership, GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of General Electric Co. and GeoResources, Inc. a Houston-based exploration and production company, are investing up to $90.5 million to acquire and develop proven producing oil and gas reserves in Oklahoma. Read More

Boeing and Finmeccanica To Pursue Trainer Aircraft Market
The Boeing Company and Alenia Aermacchi, a company of Finmeccanica said they have agreed to pursue the international trainer aircraft market. Both companies will cooperate on marketing, sales, training and product support activities in international markets for the M-346 next-generation Advanced and Lead-in-Fighter Trainer and the M-311 basic-advanced trainer designed and manufactured by Alenia Aermacchi. Read More

Lockheed Martin Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar Completes Design Review
Lockheed Martin said it expects its Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 counter-fire target acquisition (EQ-36) radar to move into production after its success in a Critical Design Review (CDR).. The completion of the CDR, on schedule, clears the way for the program to move into an production for five radar systems. Read More

General Dynamics Awarded $40 Million Contract For Undersea Optic And Sensor Systems
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics was awarded a contract by Naval Sea Systems Command to provide the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport support for submarine periscope, photonic, electro-optic and electromagnetic systems. The contract has a total value of $40.4 million over five years if all options are exercised. Read More

AM Webcasts
Webcast Archive: Best Kept Secrets of Successful Retrofits
Missed GE Fanuc and AM on May 21, 2008 for the Webinar? View The Archive

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
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 at: Click HereRead More
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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