Yearly Archives: 2016

/2016

Oil and Gas Mergers and Acquisitions Are Finally Making a Comeback

    Oil and gas players are finally inking new mergers and acquisitions, after nearly two years of moribund deal activity. Deal-making hit a soft spot following the 2014 oil [...]

December 19th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , |

Improving Manufacturing Productivity Hinges On Keeping Those Computers Fully Operational

    Manufacturers worldwide are bemoaning that computer-controlled systems, used as part of day-to-day production processes, are unreliable and create more problems than they solve. From a manufacturing perspective, there’s nothing [...]

December 19th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , , |

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We will be closed on Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th for Christmas and Monday, January 2nd for New Years. As always, our 24 Hour Emergency Service is available [...]

December 19th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , |

Why You May Never Have To Visit A Gas Station Again, Even If You Don’t Have An Electric Car

    One of the alluring aspects of owning an electric car is the ability to charge the batteries in one’s garage, thus avoiding the inconvenience of having to stop [...]

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , |

What is the difference between hardness and toughness of a metal?

What is the difference between hardness and toughness of a metal?     The ASM Metals Handbook defines hardness as "Resistance of metal to plastic deformation, usually by indentation" (asmmaterials.info). [...]

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINES

  VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINES   Designed by Electric Boat, the Virginia-class is being built jointly under a teaming arrangement between Electric Boat and Northrop Grumman Newport News in Virginia. In [...]

Machine Learning & Cyber Security to Drive Future of Transport

    Cyber security, virtual reality and machine learning have been identified as key areas that will inform and evolve the ever-changing global transport landscape, with a series of ground-breaking [...]

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , , |

Harley-Davidson’s New Milwaukee-Eight Engine Debuts In 2017 Touring Motorcycle Lineup

    Harley-Davidson motorcycles have always been defined by their engines. Owners and loyalists know the names and nicknames for each successive powerplant version. A new engine represents the start [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: |

Eight Factors That Influence Oil Prices

This is an excellent illustration by the CME Group that explains the many variables behind the price of crude oil and ultimately the price we pay for gasoline. Some of these factors [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , |