#COVID-19

Materialise Develops 3D Printed Oxygen Mask to Address Shortage of Ventilators

The Materialise NIP Connectors will be manufactured at the company’s certified printing facilities in Belgium and Plymouth, Michigan and on-site 3D printing facilities of qualified partners. Materialise is looking for partners to get this solution to as many patients as possible.

Paulson Offers Virtual ProMolder Seminars

Paulson Plastics Academy seminars are switching to a virtual live streaming format using Zoom video conferencing.

Tessy Plastics Initiates Face Shield Manufacturing to Help Combat Covid-19

The New York based injection molder collaborated with Onondaga County, Syracuse University, Tool-All, Dynamic Pak, Protolabs and others to quickly ramp up production.  

SBA Financing Available to Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus

Small Business Administration (SBA) had made financing available to businesses being affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

Hexcel, Woodward terminate planned merger

Uncertainty in the aerospace and industrial markets caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced the two companies to terminate their planned merger of equals.

3D Printing and Coronavirus: U.S. Additive Manufacturers Share Their Experiences

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought both setbacks and opportunities for American manufacturing. 3D printing companies share their stories. 

Manufacturers Adjust to the New Normal, Shifting Focus to the Medical Industry

During the week of March 30th, Gardner Intelligence’s COVID-19 survey showed that changes experienced by manufacturers stabilized while the severity of changes and adjustments lessened. And, there was a small but notable shift in manufacturers serving the medical industry.

Aerospace Manufacturer Pivots to 3D Print Masks for COVID-19 First Responders

Rapid Application Group is finalizing a 3D printed mask to protect first responders and medical staff who may be exposed to coronavirus. The nylon mask uses a replaceable N-95 or HEPA filter.

CAMM, Automate Canada Release Coronavirus Impact Survey Results-Week 2

Employee anxiety was listed as the number one problem from Canadian Association of Mold Makers and Automate Canada survey respondents to a question on what is the biggest impact on their Canadian manufacturing business to date.

Boeing suspends Puget Sound production operations in response to coronavirus

Beginning March 25, production operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington, U.S. are suspended until further notice.

German Precision Tool Industry Projects Decline in Consumption

The economic impact of the coronavirus is predicted to draw a negative effect on Germany’s precision tools industry in 2020.

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Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 3

Carmakers extend plant shutdowns, eye mid-April restarts

Volvo Stages Its Own “Hack the Crisis” Event

Hackathons look for ideas to implement quickly

NIST Announces Grants Supporting Coronavirus Response Projects

Funding will be awarded to Manufacturing USA institutes, a network of public-private partnerships that work on R&D and manufacturing skills training.

Video: How Coronavirus Has Affected Manufacturing, March GBI

An overview of manufacturing business conditions for March 2020, including COVID-19's effect on manufacturing.

Prices of Volume Resins Flat to Down

Key drivers for the trajectory of resin prices include supply outpacing demand, lower feedstock costs, and uncertainty about coronavirus effects.

Business

New Date for Beijing Auto Show: Sept. 26

China reschedules event as it aims to jumpstart auto industry

Additive Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus – how my journey began.

Maximize and Maintain Your Moldmaking Equipment

Due to coronavirus and its effect on supply chains, many mold manufacturers will be faced with some tough business decisions. Which is why proper mold maintenance and care is key. If you’re stuck working with what you have, you need to make sure what you have works.

Tesla Fumbles Ventilator Gift

These devices are not what the doctor ordered

Essentium Produces 3D-Printed Face Mask with Resuable Frame for First Responders

The first run of 500 masks will be delivered to the Pflugerville Police and Fire Department next week following an order from the City of Pflugerville’s Pflugerville Community Development Corp.

Eastman Donates Material For Coronavirus Face Shields to Protect Medical Workers

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is coordinating the effort to make 10,000 face shields in two weeks using 3D printers located at universities throughout the state.

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U.S. Car Sales Skid

Stay at home orders are keeping buyers away