Coronavirus Coverage

Metalworking Activity Collapses as Coronavirus Forces Broad Economic Contraction

The reading hits a record low as new orders contract, exports shrink and unemployment soars.

MacDermid Enthone Now Offering Webinars

MacDermid Enthone offers webinars for continuous education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 9

Wide regional variations persist over production plans

Collaboration and Communication Key to Mold Builder/Molder Face Shield Operation Setup in Three Weeks

Wepco Plastics of Middlefield, Connecticut, worked with partners to combat COVID-19 locally by launching a face shield operation in its facility employing local labor and offering an inexpensive option. Today they still need plastic material and assembly vendors.

Shakeout Is Now for China’s EV Market

Funding dries up as market demand swoons

Safe Abrasive Blasting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Clemco’s Director of Safety shares safe abrasive blasting and cleaning tips for working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Vehicle Certification in a COVID-19 World: Ricardo Adds Remote Testing

Carmakers and certification authorities can watch from home during the process

Aerospace Machine Shop Uses Past Prototype for Quick Ventilator Part Turnaround

Win-Tech Inc. is one of the many manufacturing facilities shifting focus to fulfill urgent medical needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Airbus cuts commercial aircraft production by one third

Airbus will reduce production of the A320 to 40 per month, the A330 to two per month and the A350 to six per month.

Answering the Call: Plastics

Mold builders and processors in the plastics industry are undergoing change as we speak. This change will require businesses to adapt, or they will fail. A marketing communications strategy is key to transforming the image of plastics and manufacturing.

Shop Starts Work on Custom Drill for Ventilators Before Purchase Order Came

When this Indiana toolmaker saw an order for cutting tools to make ventilators for coronavirus patients, his workers started grinding before the customer officially hired them.

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