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April 8, 2020

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Manufacturing Confronts a Long, Hard Slog Due to COVID-19

Manufacturing Confronts a Long, Hard Slog Due to COVID-19

Manufacturing faces a long march up a steep hill because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). There were indications last week that manufacturing's recovery from the virus won't be a quick one. A key manufacturing index now indicates economic contraction. The manufacturing economy worsened as March wore on. A shutdown of auto plants because of COVID-19 may drag on.

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Manufacturing Loses 18,000 Jobs in March

Manufacturing Loses 18,000 Jobs in March


Manufacturing lost 18,000 jobs last month, with non-durable goods industries taking the biggest hit as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) slammed the economy. Non-durable goods industries lost 11,000 jobs while durable goods industries pared 7,000. The job cuts were part of a broader unemployment rise stemming from COVID-19. The U.S. unemployment rate had its biggest month-over-month increase since 1975.

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Competition Announced to Design Ventilator

Competition Announced to Design Ventilator


A dozen Boston area anesthesiology residents have launched an eight-week "hackathon" on GrabCAD.com to design a rapidly deployable, minimum viable mechanical ventilator for patients with COVID-19-related ventilator-dependent lung injury. The CoVent-19 Challenge is open to teams and individuals anywhere, and finalists will work...

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At the Pulse of Innovation

At the Pulse of Innovation

Phoenix Laser Solutions is the largest pulsed laser welding group in North America. We are uniquely positioned across the United States to help all manufacturing sectors. Our facilities have the capacity to laser weld almost any application, and we have the experience and technology to get it done efficiently and cost-effectively.

Give us a call at (814) 724-3666 or visit our website to request a quote.

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Manufacturing Contracts as COVID-19 Hits the Economy

Manufacturing Contracts as COVID-19 Hits the Economy


U.S. manufacturing contracted in March as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hammered the economy, the Institute for Supply Management said. The Tempe, Ariz.-based group’s manufacturing index, known as the PMI, registered at 49.1 percent. That was down from 50.1 percent in February. The March PMI snapped a two-month streak...

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GM Offers Blueprints for Face Masks to Auto Parts Suppliers Amid Coronavirus

GM Offers Blueprints for Face Masks to Auto Parts Suppliers Amid Coronavirus


General Motors Co. wants its auto parts suppliers to help produce protective face masks and other gear amid the COVID-19 outbreak, CNBC said. GM is supplying plans and blueprints to suppliers so they, too, can produce such goods. GM said its goal is to boost production of masks. GM supplied details specs to suppliers, CNBC said.

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5G and Industry 4.0 – Thought Leadership Webinar

5G and Industry 4.0 – Thought Leadership Webinar

Hexagon and Ericsson are partnering to make manufacturing smarter by simplifying the capture, transfer and use of data with reliable, low-latency, high-bandwidth wireless networks.
Experts in manufacturing and communication technologies discuss how 5G networks help drive digital transformation within the manufacturing sector. Join the industry leaders on 16 April 2020 for a thought leadership webinar sponsored and moderated by Smart Manufacturing magazine.

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Resources

How Kawasaki Optimized Production with 3D Printed Tooling

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How Kawasaki Optimized Production with 3D Printed Tooling

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How Manufacturers Can Digitally Transform Operations

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How Manufacturers Can Digitally Transform Operations

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The LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Module (VLM)​​​​​​​ Is Your Storage And Picking Solution In One!

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The LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Module (VLM)​​​​​​​ Is Your Storage And Picking Solution In One!

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Auto Suppliers, in Survey, Say COVID-19 is Hitting Their Operations

Auto Suppliers, in Survey, Say COVID-19 is Hitting Their Operations


Automotive suppliers participating in a global survey said the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is hitting their operations, with major uncertainty about what’s next. “The rapid outbreak of COVID-19 has left the entire automotive supply chain grappling with unforeseen challenges,” business information company IHS Markit said in a report about...

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Tips for Choosing a CNC

Tips for Choosing a CNC


Computer numerical controllers (CNCs) have advanced rapidly in recent years, producing far more processing speed and implementing advanced algorithms. So how to choose between the different types of CNCs? Need to settle on one? Contributing Editor Ed Sinkora tells you what to consider and look for. First tip: There probably are more options than one would think.

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Manufacturers are Setting Up Shop in the Sunshine State

Manufacturers are Setting Up Shop in the Sunshine State

As the No. 3 state for manufacturing establishments, Florida is built for your business. More than 331,000 Floridians work in the state's manufacturing industries and our training schools, community colleges, and universities are among the nation's top producers of STEM graduates. So while we’re helping you succeed with today’s talent, we’re also preparing tomorrows.

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Computers Unite: Fighting Back Against COVID-19

Computers Unite: Fighting Back Against COVID-19

What's faster than the top seven supercomputers in the world, combined? Learn more about how ESI North America is making a difference against COVID-19.

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What Supply Chain Players Are Learning From The Pandemic

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Navigating New Automation Strategies in Aerospace Manufacturing

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