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AM_OEM News_: 3M Announces Mequiar Acquisition
| 3M announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire Meguiar’s Inc., the 100-year-old family business that manufactures the leading Meguiar’s brand of car care products for cleaning and protecting automotive surfaces. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More |
| The Boeing Company has completed its acquisition of 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. Read More |
| General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $70 million contract to equip the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Stryker Brigade Combat Team (5/2 SBCT) with a new, lighter-weight version of the Land Warrior integrated fighting system. This order funds a Brigade-set of Land Warrior ensembles and vehicle integration kits. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. Read More |
| Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Airbus to supply the air data system (ADS) as well as ice detection system for the new A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) commercial aircraft. Together, the awards are expected to generate more than $600 million in original equipment and aftermarket revenue over 20 years. Work will be performed by Goodrich's Sensors and Integrated Systems team in Burnsville, Minn. Read More |
| Ford’s UK dealer network has been inundated with orders for the all-new high performance Ford Focus RS which was previewed at the British International Motor Show in London in July. 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
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.
Your registration includes:
By registering now, you'll also save $100!
- 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