Coronavirus Coverage

When a CNC Turn-Mill Doesn’t Turn

A shop in Big Sky Country uses a B-axis multitasking machine to produce complex, prismatic medical parts that require no turning complete from barstock.

GM Pickup Plant Cuts 3rd Shift Due to COVID Concerns

High absenteeism rate triggers temporary layoffs. GM says plant is safe.

Epner Technology Pays Tribute to Industry Legend Stephen Candiloro Jr.

David Epner of Epner Technology discusses the work of the late Stephen Candiloro Jr., a giant in the finishing community who passed away due to the coronavirus in April.

All Metalworking Metrics Continue Trend of Slowing Decline

The metalworking industry index signals decelerating contraction for a second consecutive month. 

Honeywell Debuts Aclar Edge Barrier Bottles for Pharmaceuticals

Honeywell has expanded beyond Aclar barrier films into Aclar Edge barrier bottles for pharmaceuticals and other moisture- and oxygen-sensitive products.

Lessons from a COVID-19 Shutdown and Reopening

Weldon Solutions, a manufacturer of CNC cylindrical grinders and robotic automation systems, had to close its doors for two months due to COVID-19. Now allowed to reopen, the company is taking stock of the lessons learned and a path forward during the pandemic.

June Car Sales in China Up—and Down

Rebound continues, but year-on-year results lag

Mold Builder Creates Mobile Social Distancing Solution

MoldMaking Technology's 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner Precise Tooling Solutions introduces ViralBarrier—an effective and affordable mobile barrier that prevents transmission of coronavirus.

Fakuma Exhibitors Drop Out as Covid-19 Impacts 2020 Plans

Engel joins KraussMaffei, Wittmann Battenfeld and Sepro Group as major injection molding centered exhibitors who have announced they will be skipping the injection-oriented event or curtailing their presence.

iMFLUX Leverages Its Resources to Fight Coronavirus

P&G’s subsidiary pressed its design and moldmaking expertise into service to make face shields and nasal test swabs for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barnes Group Announces Restructuring

The company, whose portfolio companies include Synventive, Thermoplay, männer, Foboha, Priamus and Gammaflux, will cut approximately 400 jobs globally.

Pandemic’s Impact on U.S. Plastics Appears Weaker Than Originally Forecast

A second quarter economic report from the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) reveals the possibility of a less severe coronavirus slowdown in the plastics industry than previously expected.

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