| Alcoa has set dates for the layoff of approximately 300 employees at its Rockdale, Texas, aluminum smelter where the company has idled half of its production. In addition, approximately 100 contract employees will be affected. Read More |
| Lockheed Martin has received an $80 million contract from the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command for additional Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) Unitary missiles, a move that will bolster the nation's long-range tactical missile reserve. Read More |
| Lockheed Martin, under HELLFIRE Services Limited Liability Company (HSLLC), will produce additional combat-proven HELLFIRE II precision-strike, laser-guided air-to-ground missiles forU.S. and international armed forces under a $357 million contract with the U.S. Army. Delivery of missiles produced under this contract will begin in 2010. Read More |
| The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products approximately $15.7 million for the first year’s production on a six-year contract for Joint Service Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector (JSLSCAD) systems and spare parts. Read More |
| General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics was giving a contract by the U.S. Army to provide information technology (IT) engineering and professional services within the 1st Theater Sustainment Command’s (1st TSC) area of responsibility. The contract has a total potential value of $32.5 million over five years if all options are exercised Read More |
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Concurrent Engineering for Today's Machine Shop
Live Webinar: August 27, 2008 @ 2:00 pm ET
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.
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- What is Concurrent Engineering?
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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.
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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.
The only workshop that focuses on the business side of running a machine shop.
The 2008 Machine Shop Workshop is an intensive 2-day event featuring peer presentations, best-practices and an emphasis on solving your real-world problems.
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- Tickets to the "Best Machine Shops" award banquet
- A free copy of the new "Benchmarks for Machine Shops" handbook
- Plus breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.
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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 announces launch of 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