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P3 Automotive Unveils Mobility Innovation Center in Metro Detroit

PRESS RELEASE-- P3 Automotive

4/20/2016

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 20, 2016 – Representing the continuation of its significant North American growth over the past 11 years, P3 Automotive unveiled its Mobility Innovation Center (MIC) in Southfield, Michigan, announced plans to hire 100 employees by year end and committed to investing in research and development of new and advanced technology solutions to address the dynamic changes in the industry.
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Oil Price Collapse Tests Industry’s Innovation



Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

4/1/2016

Though expectations in the oil field have been generally grim since oil prices tanked, forward-thinking companies are busy laying the groundwork for the day when oil prices rebound. There are always opportunities to develop new products for increased operating efficiencies and the need to supply replacement parts for wear items in continuing drilling and production operations. Highly prized are innovative solutions that improve machining performance, reduce operating costs, and provide a greater degree of automation to an industry that may face a shortage of skilled labor, jettisoned in drastic cost cutting moves throughout the industry. Full Article

The Ins and Outs of Inspecting Threads



Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

4/1/2016

Screw threads may be one of the most important of industrial fasteners. Found practically everywhere, smooth operating threads that connect parts under intense stress and strain are vital to most industrial pieces of equipment. They are getting more critical in certain applications where failure equals catastrophe. Leads, pitches, diameters, tapers, and angles must be uniform with tight tolerances as well as free of occlusions or defects. Manufacturers need to prove they meet quality requirements, and that the need to ensure quality is just as important upstream with the cutting tool itself. Full Article

Innovation is the Light at the Bottom of the Barrel



By Sarah A. Webster, Editor in Chief

4/1/2016

Sir Isaac Newton famously observed that what goes up must come down. If only the reverse—what goes down must come up—were reliably true. Especially when it came to oil prices. Full Article

Two Energy Sources Have the Wind at their Backs



Darryle Ulama, Lead Analyst, IBISWorld

3/4/2016

The growth in domestic wind and solar energy over the past decade suggests that we may be on the cusp of a new era of energy generation and consumption. The country’s energy mix is transforming, alongside record numbers of coal plant retirements and ballooning natural gas production. A host of regulatory and policy mechanisms have underpinned the rise of wind and solar, and these markets are now approaching maturity. Full Article

Oil & Gas Producers Need Technology, Innovation



Edited by Executive Editor James D. Sawyer from information provided by IHS

2/19/2016

As persistent low oil prices take their toll on both industry profits and spending projections, oil and gas operators are turning, in part, to technology and innovation to reduce costs and increase capital efficiency. Full Article

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