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OEM News 09/30/2008

Sept. 30, 2008
September 30, 2008 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR A Breakthrough Solution in Digital Contact Sensing The KEYENCE GT2 precision contact sensor is the world's first to use "Scale-Shot" CMOS technology. ...
September 30, 2008 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR
A Breakthrough Solution in Digital Contact Sensing The KEYENCE GT2 precision contact sensor is the world's first to use "Scale-Shot" CMOS technology. With a 20 million cycle detection durability it offers five times the durability conventional sensors. Features include 0.004 Mil resolution and 0.04 Mil accuracy, an IP-67 enclosure rating, preset application modes, absolute position detection, and no high-speed tracking errors. Details and specs.
Alcoa Unit Announces Partnership With Dayton Transit Authority
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products said it formed a partnership with the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, one of the oldest bus fleets in the nation. Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority is Ohio’s 4th largest public transit system with over 11 million passenger trips a year. Its fleet includes diesel buses, electric trolley buses, Project Mobility vans and buses and Wright Flyer street cars. Read More

GE Healthcare Unveils New Magnetic Resonance Imaging Package
GE Healthcare launched a new Signa Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Oncology Package at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology’s 50th annual meeting in Boston.
The Signa MRI Oncology Package, a dedicated oncology solution, enhances magnetic resonance imaging for radiation therapy planning and is compatible with the most widely used GE MRI systems. The package consists of a detachable flat-surface patient table with indexed edges, flexible surface coils for high resolution imaging and treatment positioning aids. Read More

PPG Acquires Bonny's China Automotive Refinish Coatings Business
PPG Industries has acquired the automotive refinish coatings business of the Bonny Coating-Made Co., Ltd. (Bonny), in Guangzhou, China. The business will operate as an indirect subsidiary of PPG. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read More

PPG To Acquire BASF North American Coil, Extrusion Coatings Business
PPG Industries said it reached an agreement with BASF Corp. to acquire that company’s North American coil and extrusion coatings (COEX) business. The agreement does not include the COEX businesses of BASF SE in Europe, South America and Asia. Terms were not disclosed. Read More

Boeing To Help To Develop Sustainable Biofuels
Boeing has joined with th leading air carriers and Honeywell's UOP, a refining technology developer, established a group to accelerate the development and commercialization of sustainable new aviation fuels. Read More

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Benchmarking at IMTSAmerican Machinist conducted its third annual Benchmark Survey of American Machine Shops between February and April of this year. American Machinist, reviews the results of this third annual survey, and talks about what the data means and how shops can use the data to make plans for this year's IMTS. Watch Now!Tool Shop Optimization: Concurrent Engineering for Today's Machine Shop Applying concurrent engineering processes to design and manufacturing can help toolmakers increase productivity and shorten product delivery times—improving responsiveness to customers and your company's bottom-line results.Watch Now!Sponsored by: Cimatron Group
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