Moving Past the 'Initial Shock' of COVID-19
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May 20, 2020

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ISM Forecasts Manufacturing Contraction for Rest of 2020

ISM Forecasts Manufacturing Contraction for Rest of 2020

Manufacturing will contract for the rest of the year because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Institute for Supply Management said in a semi-annual economic forecast. ISM expects lower revenue, employment and capital investment. In December, ISM had forecast steady growth this year. But that was before COVID-19 hit the economy.

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Medical 3D Printing: Out of R&D, In Production

Medical 3D Printing: Out of R&D, In Production


Additive manufacturing in the medical field is moving from R&D and into production. There are technical marvels that medical device manufacturers are producing with additive technology now. Additive manufacturing can create structurally complicated shapes needed for implants such as those used in maxillofacial surgery. But there are also challenges to be addressed.

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The Palette of Materials Expands for Medical 3D Printing

The Palette of Materials Expands for Medical 3D Printing


Metals and plastics for customized hip and knee implants, dental devices, surgical guides and pre-surgical medical models are well established. Now, new materials are being engineered for an entire new health-care paradigm—one in which implantable and wearable devices, remote diagnosis and care and robotic surgeries feature prominently.

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Safety Pit Covers

Safety Pit Covers

Machine or inspection pits expose workers to fall hazards, and pit grates/slats must be removed for maintenance. Instead, increase safety and convenience: Dynatect offers a retractable, walk-on cover solution that allows easier access to the machine or work piece. Dynatect also manufactures of variety of roll-up protective covers for industrial applications.

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CFOs Move Beyond 'Initial Shock' of COVID-19, PwC Says

CFOs Move Beyond 'Initial Shock' of COVID-19, PwC Says


Corporate finance chiefs are moving beyond the “initial shock” of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and dealing with issues they can control, PwC said in a report. “CFOs are normalizing what it means to run a business in a COVID-19 world,” said Amity Millhiser, PwC chief clients officer. The findings stem from PwC's latest survey of CFOs about how they're handling COVID-19 issues.

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3D Systems Names New CEO

3D Systems Names New CEO


Additive manufacturing company 3D Systems named Jeffrey A. Graves as its new president and chief executive officer. Graves has a background of running various manufacturing businesses. He replaces Vyomesh Joshi, who announced his retirement in February. Graves joins 3D Systems from MTS Systems, a global supplier of high-performance test, simulation and measurement systems, where he served as CEO for the past eight years.

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Verisurf Inspection and Measurement Software With Universal CMM Compatibility

Verisurf Inspection and Measurement Software With Universal CMM Compatibility

Verisurf Software is universally compatible with all new and legacy CMMs, providing a single inspection and measurement platform for:

  • Automated Inspection and Quality Reporting
  • 3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering
  • Tool Building and Guided Assembly

Verisurf Software is built on a CAD platform and supports all digital measuring devices and CAD files, ensuring compatibility, flexibility and reduced training costs.
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Getting Comfortable in the Cloud

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Getting Comfortable in the Cloud

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Design Better Robot Work Cells with Visual Components

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Robots are Key to Attracting and Retaining Skilled Workers

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The 20 Most Influential Professors in Smart Manufacturing

The 20 Most Influential Professors in Smart Manufacturing


Smart Manufacturing magazine compiled its list of the 20 most influential professors who performed "careful, essential work" in advancing such areas as bioprinting, blockchain, cloud-based manufacturing and real-time production control.

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President to Visit Ford Plant in Michigan Making Ventilators

President to Visit Ford Plant in Michigan Making Ventilators


President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Ford Motor Co. plant that has been repurposed to produce ventilators, The Detroit News said. The visit is set for Thursday, May 21, at Ford's Rawsonville manufacturing plant in Ypsilanti, Mich. Ford...

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Amplify Your Production Capabilities with Flexible Automation

Amplify Your Production Capabilities with Flexible Automation

Manufacture finished parts with unmatched precision and performance, at the lowest possible cost-per-piece. CHIRON America offers a complete range of world-class machining centers, manufacturing technologies and automation expertise. Whether implementing fully automated production cells, or cost-effective solutions such as the VarioCell Uno, with integrated automation in a single machine – when maximizing productivity, CHIRON America is the trusted partner.

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Free Webinar May 28: How to Maintain World-class Measurement Performance

Free Webinar May 28: How to Maintain World-class Measurement Performance

Vaisala will be hosting a hosting a free webinar to review the key success factors for maintaining world-class measurement performance for your instruments.
The webinar will answer the following questions:

  • What is the best way to ensure measurement quality?
  • How does measurement quality affect my operations?
  • How can innovations in the latest generation of instruments make maintenance easier?

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Springulator® Robust Spring Design Calculator

Springulator® Robust Spring Design Calculator

The Springulator® is the best spring design calculator for compression, extension and torsion springs. With easy-to-use functions, reference diagrams and stress charting, it’s a useful tool to check design stresses, to calculate spring dimension and test spring capabilities. And users can identify an array of information with only a few fields of data. Created for engineers and designers, let the Springulator assist with the design of a spring for your next project.

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