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P3 Automotive Unveils Mobility Innovation Center in Metro Detroit

PRESS RELEASE-- P3 Automotive


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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Shop Rode Automotive, Transitions to Aerospace

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Smiths Machine (Cottondale, AL) is a second-generation family-owned business that has transitioned from being a highly successful supplier of automotive parts to becoming a go-to supplier for defense and aerospace manufacturing. The change in direction for the company was not without its challenges. “Defense and aerospace part manufacturing requires a different business approach altogether,” said Tim Smith, vice president. Full Article

Alcoa to Supply 3D-Printed Metal Parts for Airbus Aircraft

Press Release - Alcoa


Lightweight metals leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has entered into an agreement with Airbus to supply 3D-printed titanium fuselage and engine pylon components for Airbus commercial aircraft. Alcoa expects to deliver the first additive manufactured parts to Airbus in mid-2016. “We are proud to partner with Airbus to help pave the way to the future of aerospace development and manufacturing,” said Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Klaus Kleinfeld. Full Article

Efficiency Soars In Automated Warehouse At Zenith Aviation

Press Release - Kardex Remstar


With deep roots in the aviation industry, Zenith Aviation has emerged as an industry powerhouse providing spare parts to regional airlines and business aviation as well as consignment parts services. The staff at the headquarters in Fredericksburg, VA consists of professionals from various sectors of the aviation industry, including aircraft and parts sales, aviation consulting services, and warehouse and inventory management from both the airlines and business aviation. Zenith’s success is due to its unwavering commitment to the needs of their customers. Full Article

Micro Air Vehicles Go Batty for Biomimicry

Edited by Senior Editor Michael Anderson


As materials improve, the kinds of natural structures that can be adapted to human use expand. For example: Bat-inspired innovative membrane wings that work like artificial muscles have been successfully tested in-flight, paving the way for a new breed of unmanned Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) that have improved aerodynamic properties, can fly over long distances and are more economical to run. Full Article

DESTACO Pulls all Sub-Brands Under One Umbrella

By Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


DESTACO (Auburn Hills, MI) is bringing the sub-brands in its product line under the DESTACO brand name. The intent is to allow the enterprise to develop the creative custom solutions that “help customers improve manufacturing precision and productivity across all market segments” DESTACO operates in, according to a press release. Full Article

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