Coronavirus Coverage

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.

Carmakers Ask for a Timeout on Emissions in Europe

COVID-19 blamed for clogging the certification process

MMT Chat: Small Diversified Shop Is Part of a One-Million-Part COVID-19 Project

The 10-person team at Trifecta Tool & Engineering in Kettering, Ohio, had all hands on deck to build a mold for face shield headbands in 8 days (typical build would be 4 weeks).

Parts Cleaning Questions Resulting from COVID-19

While companies scramble to change processes practically overnight, they are forced to respond with creativity and flexibility, improving communication with customers and employees along the way.

Video: Carpenter Technology’s Company-Wide Response to COVID-19

Here are tactics the company has put in place to keep its team members safe as production continues despite the threat of the coronavirus. (Sponsored)

Antimicrobial Powder Coatings from Powder Technology Inc.

Powder Technology Inc. added antimicrobial powder coating to their offerings, using BioCote technology. In the time of COVID-19, antimicrobial technology is in demand.

Coronavirus Test Kits Test MGS’ Manufacturing Mettle

MGS Manufacturing is marshalling its injection molding, moldmaking and automation skills in a tightly compressed timeline to outfit the equivalent of a full-scale injection molding plant for COVID-19 test kits.

CNC Machine Shops: How Engaged with Social Media Are You?

Engaging in social media can be an effective way for precision CNC machine shops to get the word out about their capabilities, culture and successes.

An Unusual Machine for an Unusual Time: Mazak Helps AquiSense Fight COVID-19 with PearlSurface

When a company that specializes in rendering viruses and pathogens harmless via UV light looked to produce a portable disinfection device, it turned to its neighbor Mazak to move from design into production.

Ascend Submits First FDA 510(k) for Clearance of Antimicrobial Technology for Surgical Masks

Data from independent labs find Ascend’s Acteev antimirobial technology for surgical masks deactrivates bacteria, fungi and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

Mercedes Outlook: “Significantly Harsher Reality”

Severe pay cuts loom but may not be enough.

Braskem Completes Construction of World-Scale PP Facility in LaPorte, Texas

Braskem’s facility is the first new PP production facility built in North America since 2003 and has global export capacity. 

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