OEM News 07/17/2008

July 17, 2008


Techniks-- ER Holders For Tight Clearance
Clearance problems are "no problem" for ER mini-nut holders from Techniks. Nut diameters range from .63" to 1.02" (16mm - 28mm) ER11, ER16, and ER20 sizes are available for CAT40, CAT50, BT30, and BT40 spindles. Techniks is a manufacturer of tool holders and accessories, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Click Here


Boeing Announces Aircraft Orders At Farnborough Airshow

The Boeing Company used the annual Farnborough International Airshow to announce the following orders for its aircraft:

FlyDubai Orders 50 737-800s
Dubai's recently launched low-cost airline FlyDubai ordered 50 Next-Generation 737-800s, in a package valued at approximately $3.74 billion at current list prices. Read More

Etihad Airways Orders 35 787s And 10 777s
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has ordered 35 787-9 Dreamliners and 10 777-300ERs (Extended Range). The order is valued at $9.4 billion. Read More

Air China Orders 15 777s And 30 737s
Air China, the flag carrier of the People's Republic of China, ordered 15 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 30 Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners. Read More

Arik Air Orders 7 737s
Nigerian airline Arik Air today announced an order for an additional seven Next-Generation 737s. The airline ordered 10 Next-Generation 737s in September 2007 and now has a total of 17 Next-Generation 737s on order. Arik Air currently operates six 737-700s. Read More

Airbus Announces Orders Worth More Than US$ 40 Billion
Airbus announced transactions covering 256 aircraft, valued at US$ 40.5 billion at the 2008 Farnborough Air Show. These transactions include firm orders for 247 aircraft and nine commitments. This also reflects a strong aerospace market despite the global economic uncertainties. Read More

ATK, Lockheed Martin And Northrop Grumman Join For Future Weapon Programs
Alliant Techsystems, Lockheed Martin and the Northrop Grumman Corp. said that they have agreed to jointly pursue the emerging market for advanced capability multi-role weapons. Read More

Hawker Pacific Orders 14 Bell Helicopters
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, said that Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd, its sales representative in Australia, has ordered 12 Bell 407 and two Bell 206B3 helicopters. Read More

Goodrich Gets Contract For F-35 Weapons Bay Door Drive System
Goodrich Corp. said it has received an initial production contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide its weapons bay door drive system for all models of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The contract is expected to generate more than $20 million in revenue through early 2011. Read More

General Dynamics Gets Gun System Contract From Raytheon
Raytheon Missile Systems of Louisville, Ky., has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a $22 million contract to produce gun systems for the Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon System and the Centurion Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics. Read More

Johnson Controls Gets Development Project In Bahrain
Johnson Controls said it has received a contract to supply 18 water-cooled centrifugal chillers to the Bahrain Bay project in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Bahrain Bay is a $2.5 billion, mixed-use iconic development on the Northern waterfront of Manama City, Bahrain. It includes, commercial towers, banking headquarters, shopping malls, five star hotels and residential townships that will cater to more than 25,000 residents. Read More

PPG Acquires Vanex, Inc.
PPG Industries has acquired Vanex, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Ill. Terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1964, privately-held Vanex is a supplier of Plascron® and Breakthrough® brand water-based industrial coatings for use on metal, plastic and wood in the structural steel, building systems, construction and fabricated metals industries. Vanex operates one manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon and employs approximately 20 people. Read More

AM Webcast Series

Sponsor: GE Fanuc

Best Kept Secrets of CNC Connectivity-July 23,2008 2:00 pm EST
How To Get Data Into And Out Of A Control

In our latest installment of the GE Fanuc Best Kept Secrets webcast series, we'll show you how the various communications technologies available with today's CNCs will give your production team a distinct competitive advantage. GE Fanuc Productivity Product Manager Mark Brownhill will answer many commonly asked questions end users ask when trying to connect to their CNC production data.

Join us July 23 at 2:00 pm EST and learn how you can improve data availability and maximize business performance by utilizing these Best Kept Secrets of CNC Connectivity.
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Sponsor: Epicor

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.

Join us July 30,2008 at 2:00 pm EST
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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 Read More


American Machinist Announces Launch Of Machine Tool Theater

American Machinist is pleased to announce the beta launch of Machine Tool Theater at www.machinetooltheater.com. 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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