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OEM News 07/24/2008

July 24, 2008
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Ford Posts $8.7 Billion Loss, To Shift To Small Cars
In announcing an $8.7 billion loss in its second quarter, Ford Motor Company said July 24 it intends to move to the production of small cars and away from large trucks. Read More

Delphi Fuel Cell Powers Truck Cab And Sleeper
Delphi Corporation and Peterbilt Motors Company successfully demonstrated a Delphi solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) auxiliary power unit (APU) powering a Peterbilt Model 386 truck's "hotel" loads. During recent testing at Peterbilt's Texas headquarters, the Delphi SOFC provided power for the Model 386's electrical system and air conditioning and maintained the truck's batteries -- all while the Model 386's diesel engine was turned off. Read More

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates High-Power Electric Propulsion
The Lockheed Martin/Northrop Grumman Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) Space Segment team has completed a successful demonstration of its new-generation High Power Hall Current Thruster (HPHCT) electric propulsion system designed for use on the U.S. Air Force's TSAT constellation. Read More

Delphi Launches Advanced Roll-Control System
A new Active Stabiliser Bar System (ASBS) -- that delivers better steering feel, improved vehicle dynamics, superior comfort and greater tuning capability compared with today's technologies -- is being developed by Delphi Corp. Read More

Northrop Grumman Tests In-Flight Fueling Boom
The advanced Aerial Refueling Boom System (ARBS) for Northrop Grumman Corporation's KC-45 Tanker has performed multiple aerial contacts with an operational Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, confirming its ability to support large aircraft in U.S., NATO, and allied air forces. Read More

3M To Acquire EMFI And SAPO
3M said it has agreed to acquire EMFI S.A. and SAPO S.A. ("EMFI/SAPO"), manufacturers of polyurethane-based structural adhesives and sealants headquartered in Haguenau, France. The agreement will be implemented subject to compliance with third party notice and approval requirements. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More

Boeing Acquires Insitu
The Boeing Company said it has agreed to acquire Insitu, Inc., a pioneer in the unmanned air systems (UAS) market and leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance, low-cost UAS used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). Read More

AM Webcast Series
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Striving To Reduce Costs And Increase Profitability While Remaining Competitive Is No Easy Task. - July 30,2008 2:00 pm EST

Epicor Manufacturing talks about ways to plan, schedule, execute and monitor your manufacturing operations - from raw materials to final product - to develop your highest level of flexibility and agility, and to make your operations more competitive.

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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 Here
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 and jump in. Click Here
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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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