| The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $10.2 million modification to an existing contract for submarine modernization and related work at the submarine base in Groton. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Read More |
| Lockheed Martin received a $147 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for additional Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs). The Sniper ATP provides critical long-range, positive identification of targets and coordinates self-generated video down link (VDL) to remotely-operated, video enhancement receiver ground terminals. Read More |
| General Dynamics C4 Systems recently completed delivery of the first WIN-T Increment 1 equipment to the U.S. Army. Increment 1 builds on the former Joint Network Node-Network (JNN) and provides soldiers with a high-capacity, reliable, secure communications network when they are stopped or “at the halt.” Read More |
| Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced the acquisition of EmiTherm Sdn Bhd, a provider of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and thermal management products. Revenues of the acquired business were approximately $4.2 million in 2007. Read More |
| The Boeing Company today rolled out the first F-15SG jet fighter to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). The F-15SG is a variant of the highly capable, combat-proven F-15E. Read More |
| The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Tredit Tire & Wheel Company, Inc. have signed a two- year contract for the supply of Goodyear trailer tires to original equipment trailer manufacturers. The agreement is a two-year extension of the supply contract originally signed in 2005 by the two companies. Read More |
Now Available On Demand 5 Key Strategies For Reduced Cost and Increased Profitability
Striving to reduce costs and increase profitability while remaining competitive is no easy task.
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.
Sponsored by: EPICOR
Benchmarking at IMTS
American 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.
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.
Sponsored by: Cimatron Group
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November 12-14, 2008
The Doubletree Hotel Chicago – Oak Brook
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| 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
New Machine Tool Theater
American Machinist's 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