#COVID-19

Automation

Siemens Supports BioNTech Vaccine Production in Marburg

Siemens helped the vaccine supplier convert new Marburg facility for vaccine production, providing automation solutions and enabling paperless documentation of production.

AME Publishes White Paper with "Marshall Plan" for Post-Pandemic Manufacturing

The white paper argues that reshoring or nearshoring, digitalization and increased workforce development measures will be necessary for manufacturing after the pandemic.

NTMA, PMA Survey: Manufacturers Don't Expect Economic Recovery Until 2021

The survey of NTMA and PMA members revealed manufacturers’ experiences under the pandemic and desire for continued federal economic support.

Blaser Swisslube Launches Website for Shops Ramping Up After Shutdown

The website includes a restart checklist for water-miscible coolants, video tutorials for proper machine cleaning and a guide on coolant care.

PMA-Hosted Webinar To Discuss Coronavirus Safety and Metalworking Fluids

“How To Remain Safe and Productive in Working with Metalworking Fluids During the COVID-19 Pandemic” is scheduled for July 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET. 

Die/Mold

Video: The Importance of Reshoring Mold and Die Manufacturing

The die and mold tooling sector controls a manufacturing market more than 10 times larger than the market this tooling is used in. Experts discuss why the price savings of offshoring tooling misses the total cost of sending tooling work away.

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing vs. COVID-19: Protecting Your Ideas for Protecting Others

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against the Coronavirus – battling liability and IP issues.

Acuity Insurance Donates $25,000 to Manufacturing e-Learning Organization

The funding will help deliver virtual classes for manufacturers through WMEP’s online classroom offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

IMTS 2020 Canceled in Compliance with Coronavirus Precautions

It is the first time IMTS has had to cancel a show since World War II. 

Data-Driven Manufacturing

CNC Data Feeds Make Social Distancing Easier

Machine monitoring helps work remotely, avoid close contact on the shop floor and prevent underbilling for lights-out machining.

Automation

Has COVID-19 Made a Case for Automation? Taught Us About People Instead

Recently posted articles offer various pictures of machining automation. Also, goodbyes to two long-time writers for MMS: Wayne Chaneski and Derek Korn.

Metalworking Index Moves Closer to "Normal" for First Time During COVID-19 Crisis

Index signals decelerating contraction as new orders and production readings move higher.

Medical

Manufacturing Touches Lives, Now More Than Ever

History shows that crises like the coronavirus pandemic can produce exceptional human efforts on a global scale. Is your shop participating?

IMTS Launches Minisite About "Rebuilding the Supply Chain"

Content includes stories, videos, webinars and podcasts intended to provide OEMs and job shops with guidance on supply chain issues after COVID-19.

Automation

Becoming a Second Source for Ventilator Parts

Demand for ventilator parts stretched this shop’s supply chain. Here is what it took to rapidly insource production.

Metalworking Activity Contracts Further as Coronavirus Disruption Continues

Index sets back-to-back all-time lows stemming from extended COVID-19 turbulence.

Medical

For 3D Printed Implant Maker, CNC Machining Is Capacity Constraint

Additive manufacturing is realizing its promise for scale production during the coronavirus period, but machining is an essential downstream capacity need that has to be expanded to keep up.

CNC & Machine Controls

Which Kind of "More So" Are You?

The coronavirus pandemic has brought many people, businesses and industries to a standstill. How are you reacting? 

Medical

CAD/CAM Software Helps Shops Shift to Coronavirus Work

A sampling of CNC machine shops serving a variety of industries have this in common: They are using Mastercam CAD/CAM software to shift their focus and quickly produce medical supplies necessary to aid in responding to the coronavirus.

CAD/CAM

CAM System Smooths Shop’s Transition to Ventilator Part Production

Pindel Global Precision’s CEO used his Navy SEAL experience to help his shop navigate the switch from one CAM system to another while manufacturing new ventilator parts in the middle of a pandemic.

Additive Manufacturing

The Cool Parts Show Reveals 3D Printing Reality and Potential

Now in its second season, the YouTube series from Additive Manufacturing uses cool parts to explore the capabilities of industrial 3D printing. 

HMCs

New Business Plan Enables Shop to Increase Ventilator Part Production

KrisDee and Associates was able to increase production of a ventilator manifold from 90 parts per week to 780 parts per week thanks to changes the company started making months earlier.

Smart Manufacturing Experience Postponed

SMX is now scheduled to be co-located with IMTS in Chicago this September. 

Webinar: Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19

In the wake of the coronavirus, it is important for manufacturers to re-examine existing supply chain strategies. Don’t miss this upcoming webinar series about developing local supply chains to make turn-around times shorter, ensure continued production and improve profit.

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