Coronavirus, COVID-19

Courtesy: Siemens
Manufacturing IT, MES March 27, 2020

Manufacturer connects healthcare field to produce components through additive manufacturing

Siemens has opened its additive manufacturing network to enable the efficient execution of design and printing requests by doctors, hospitals and suppliers of medical equipment in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
“People are worried about the food supply chain,” says MIT supply chain expert Yossi Sheffi, who is the Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT, a professor in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. “However, the U.S. food supply chain is very robust.” Courtesy: Jose-Luis Olivares, MIT
Business of Engineering March 27, 2020

Coronavirus’ effect on supply chain varies by industry, according to expert

Supply chain concerns depend on the industry according to an MIT expert on the topic. While food availability is not a major concern, the lack of critical medical supplies is and needs to be addressed quickly.

By Peter Dizikes
Courtesy: Hannover Messe
Discrete Manufacturing March 26, 2020

Hannover Messe 2020 cancelled

The annual manufacturing event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Organizers plan to launch digital events leading up to the next annual show in April 2021.

By Hannover Messe
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Cybersecurity March 26, 2020

Five tips to stay cyber secure when working remotely

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more people are working remotely to avoid getting sick. Consider these five tips to make sure your cyber hygiene is as strong as your physical hygiene.

By Rishbha Bhagi
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Discrete Manufacturing March 25, 2020

Supply chain issues impacting the country’s recovery from the coronavirus

The effects of coronavirus are having an effect on the supply chain, particularly when it comes to critical items like ventilators, which are in high demand right now.

By Robert Handfield, Ph.D.
The medical face shield created by UW-Madison engineers in collaboration with local companies. Courtesy: Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab (makerspace) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
PPE March 24, 2020

Medical shield for coronavirus being developed

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are working with Madison-area manufacturers to make medical face shields, which is an important piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients.

By Tom Ziemer
Courtesy: GlobalData
Automation March 24, 2020

Manufacturers focusing on faster automation in wake of coronavirus

GlobalData reports that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has made manufacturers realize the need for faster automation and innovation, but it is going to take time to recover from the virus' economic effects.

By GlobalData
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Cybersecurity March 24, 2020

COVID-19 and remote access challenges for manufacturers

Companies are starting to offer protected remote access at no cost in response to the large number of employees working remotely due to coronavirus.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: Georgia Institute of Technology
PPE March 23, 2020

Universities developing DIY medical devices, PPE to combat coronavirus spread

Researchers from Georgia Tech and other universities are racing to develop “do-it-yourself” health care gear that can be assembled where it’s needed from locally available components to try and get out in front of the coronavirus spread to help hospitals and medical healthcare facilities. See video.

By John Toon
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Safety March 23, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 16-22, 2020

Articles about coronavirus effects on manufacturers and engineers, internet exchange world record and partial-stroke testing were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 16-22, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra