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OEM News 05/20/2008

May 20, 2008
May 20, 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
Editor's note
GE Fanuc to Present the Best Kept Secrets of Successful Retrofits Webinar

Participants in the webcast will receive a free white paper that explains the benefits of retrofits for machine shops.

When: 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 21,2008
Where: Your office or conference room (Wherever there is a computer with Internet access and a telephone)

Cost: Free
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-in-Chief Bruce Vernyi will discuss many opportunities for retrofitters and end users to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings by using new technologies.
Don't miss this great opportunity to learn how a retrofit solution might be right for your shop.

Click Here To Register For This Free Webinar

Carpenter Technology Raises Prices on Stainless and Premium Melted Alloys
Carpenter Technology Corporation announced that it will increase base prices an average of 7 percent on all premium-melted alloys and 3 percent to 6 percent for specialty stainless steels in all product forms. The increases will be effective for orders placed on or after June 1, 2008 and are due to increased operating costs. Read More

Talley Metals Raises Prices on Stainless Grades
Talley Metals, a subsidiary of Carpenter Technology Corporation, has announced that it will increase base prices approximately 3 percent on all stainless products to help off-set rising manufacturing costs. The increase is effective on all shipments beginning July 1, 2008 Read More

U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $38 Million for Work on USS Hawaii
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $38 million contract modification to perform a range of work on USS Hawaii (SSN-776) during its post-shakedown availability (PSA). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Read More

3M to Acquire Dental Implant Manufacturer
3M has signed an agreement to acquire IMTEC Corp., a manufacturer of dental implants and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning equipment for dental and medical radiology headquartered in Ardmore, Okla. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More

Boeing Receives Contract to Further Develop Dual-Role Missile
The Boeing Company received a $5.2 million U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contract to demonstrate the effectiveness of Guidance Integrated Fuzing (GIF) technology developed under the Seeker Integrated Target Endgame Sensor (SITES) program. Read More

U.S. Air Force's Second KC-45 Tanker Airframe Completes Test Flights
The second aircraft that Northrop Grumman Corporation has designated for the U.S. Air Force KC-45 Tanker program completed its final check flight May 15, illustrating the rapid production capability that will allow Northrop Grumman to quickly replace the aging KC-135 Tanker fleet. Read More

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:
What's ahead for US Manufacturing- The Future Is Your Decision An Exclusive Event Within the 2008 National Manufacturing WebExpo & ConferencePresenting: Brian Beaulieu is a senior analyst, economist and a principal has been with the Institute for Trend Research (ITR. Mr. Beaulieu has been consulting and advising companies throughout the US, Europe, and Asia on how to plan for and prosper through the business cycles.Date : Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Time : 10:00am EST
Sponsored By: AutomationDirect
The economy is shifting and the road signs are getting ominous for 2009. Find out what are the leading indicator trends to watch and how you can prepare for the future, so that it will be what you want it to be!
  • US Industrial Production vs GDP
  • Economic Outlook of US and impact of other world market
  • Good and Services as a % of GDP
  • Winning and Negative Demographics
  • US Worker Productivity
  • Vertical Market Trends in Employment (Mining, Logging, Nonresidential Building, Paper Products, Transportation & Warehousing, Healthcare, Plastics, Fabricated Metal Products, Raw Steel, Rotary Rig, Chemicals, Healthcare, Housing Starts, Aircraft, Food, Construction etc…)
  • Four Phases of a Company Life Cycle (Growth, Prosperity, Warning, Recession) and Objectives for Each Phase
  • Crude Oil Issues
  • Mortgage Rate/Federal Fund Issues
  • Industrial Production to Corporate Bond Prices
  • Industrial Purchasing Index
Join us May 21, 2008 for the free webinar.The Manufacturing WebExpo and Conference brings you and your management team the advantages of a traditional trade show without any of the travel cost! Participate in a webcast, visit a trade show booth and pick up valuable literature – all from the comfort of your office.
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