Coronavirus, COVID-19

Rendering of COVID-19. Courtesy: Steve Alvey, University of Michigan
AI and Machine Learning March 18, 2020

Bioscience company offers free coronavirus test kits to researchers

University of Michigan startup Arbor Biosciences is providing free kits to capture the genetic code of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to better understand how the disease became infectious and prevent future outbreaks.

By Kate McAlpine
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Discrete Manufacturing March 17, 2020

Coronavirus reveals weaknesses, potential opportunities in supply chain

Even in the wake of COVID-19 (coronavirus), manufacturers still need human workers to manage the supply chain. The need for more automation and information is an opportunity for manufacturers.

By ABI Research
CFE Media and Technology websites (Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer and Oil & Gas Engineering) include a section with updates on coronavirus impacts on engineers along with a related newsletter. Courtesy: Control Engineering
Business of Engineering March 17, 2020

COVID-19 impact on engineering, engineers

Engineers like facts and seek credible information sources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effects to the engineering-related world. Engineers also have technologies, processes and expert advice that can help. See Control Engineering highlights.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Discrete Manufacturing March 16, 2020

Coronavirus’ impact on Chinese manufacturing

Coronavirus is having a major effect on Chinese manufacturing in the short-term, but the long-term effects remain uncertain as the virus continues to have a global impact.

By Jan Zhang
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Safety March 16, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 9-15, 2020

Articles about coronavirus prevention and detection, software readiness for Big Data, controlling coronavirus with the supply chain, and the Engineers' Choice winners were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 9-15, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity March 12, 2020

Coronavirus used in malware attacks

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is being used as bait in email spam attacks on targets around the globe by using the promise of information or a cure to fool people.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Business of Engineering March 10, 2020

Manufacturing orders drop to lowest level in three years

Manufacturing orders dropped by a third in January 2020 as anxiety about the coronavirus outbreak, as well as other manufacturing challenges, threaten to weigh down on general economic optimism.

By Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Maintenance Strategy March 10, 2020

Preventing coronavirus through preparation

Many manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned with Covid-19 breakouts on the production floor. There are ways to improve worker safety through preventive best practices and proper preparation.

By Eagle CMMS
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering March 9, 2020

Supply chain’s role in controlling coronavirus

The supply chain is being impacted by coronavirus, but manufacturers can keep their supply chain going by improving visibility and taking advantage of automation technologies.

By University of Houston
Courtesy: Seeq Corp.
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 9, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 2-8

Articles about the Engineers' Choice winners, IIoT improvements, robots in process facilities, automating auxiliary processes, and Hannover Messe's 2020 delay were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 2-8. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra