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April 29, 2020

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Worldwide Light-Vehicle Sales Forecast to Slide Because of COVID-19

Worldwide Light-Vehicle Sales Forecast to Slide Because of COVID-19

Worldwide light-vehicle sales are forecast to tumble 22 percent this year as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hits the global economy and depresses demand, IHS Markit said. The analysis and forecasting company projected global vehicle deliveries to total 70.3 million in 2020. IHS issued similar declines across all major regions. “The unexpected and sudden nature of the impacts of the pandemic are hitting the autos sector hard," an IHS Markit analyst said.

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COVID-19 Exposes Technical Education's Shortcomings

COVID-19 Exposes Technical Education's Shortcomings


The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused the closure of many manufacturing companies and technical schools, leaving them in the position of having to implement a plan B. However, for technical skills training, a comprehensive plan B is hard to find with the move to fully remote learning exposing some of the flaws in our current setup. Dean Steadman, education program manager of FANUC America, discusses the ramifications.

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Measurement Accuracy: What You Need to Know

Measurement Accuracy: What You Need to Know


Your customer needs you to assure that the part you’ve contracted to make will be held to specified tolerances. So, what’s the best method for making sure the part is within spec? The question is not only how to measure the part but also how to evaluate measurement quality. To find the most accurate way to measure your part, you need to understand the uncertainty inherent...

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Ball Screws and Way Protectors

Ball Screws and Way Protectors

The current (and hopefully temporary) manufacturing slowdown may be an ideal time to review your machinery safety and guarding requirements. Take advantage of Dynatect’s ball screw and way cover repair services to get your machines running at top efficiency and ready to go when business ramps-up again. Dynatect remains open to support your needs.

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Manufacturers Adapt to COVID-19, Remain Optimistic

Manufacturers Adapt to COVID-19, Remain Optimistic


SME Media surveyed more than 700 manufacturing professionals to understand how their companies will begin to recover post-COVID-19. Almost all respondents stated that their company was still operating in some capacity, with half stating that their companies were still fully active. Over two-thirds of respondents (68 percent) stated they are very/somewhat optimistic the industry will recover to its level of production pre-COVID-19 by the end of 2020.

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Finance Chiefs Expect More Safety Measures Because of COVID-19

Finance Chiefs Expect More Safety Measures Because of COVID-19


Chief financial officers expect to take more workplace safety steps because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as companies return to work, consulting firm PwC said. In a survey, 77 percent of finance chiefs said their companies will alter workplace safety measures and requirements while 65 percent said work sites will be reconfigured to promote social distancing. PwC has been surveying CFOs every two weeks concerning how COVID-19 is affecting their companies.

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Ecoclean Efficient Solutions For Parts Cleaning And Surface Processing

Ecoclean Efficient Solutions For Parts Cleaning And Surface Processing

Ecoclean, Inc. supplies machines for industrial parts cleaning, deburring and surface treatment applications. Ecoclean offers solutions for single piece cleaning with flexible robotic cells for the special requirements of the automotive industry and solutions for batch cleaning with standardized as well as individually customized cleaning systems for various applications from the production of mechanical components, to parts for the aerospace and military industries or precision components for the medical, semi-conductor and optical industries.

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Stratasys, Origin Form Partnership on Swabs

Stratasys, Origin Form Partnership on Swabs


Stratasys and Origin have signed an agreement in which Stratasys will market and promote Origin 3D-printed nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs to health care providers and other testing centers in the U.S. Stratasys will use its position as a provider of 3D printing solutions to the health care industry to market Origin NP O1 Swabs. Stratasys has already been actively serving health care systems across the country during the pandemic by leading a coalition that has...

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Crafts Steps Up Output to Aid COVID-19 Efforts

Crafts Steps Up Output to Aid COVID-19 Efforts


Crafts Technology, which designs and produces components from superhard materials for industrial equipment, is rush-producing CraftAlloy tungsten carbide core pin tooling to be used in the injection molding machines that manufacture vials for COVID-19 testing. Medical products manufacturers that produce diagnostic items have sought to utilize CraftAlloy tungsten carbide core pin tooling because of its high rigidity, precision, and superior cycle time features.

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Okuma’s Machinist Handbook

Okuma’s Machinist Handbook

To help your shop stay on the cutting edge of manufacturing, we have gathered content that will provide you with valuable knowledge and insights you can apply to your shop floor. From blog posts to white papers and other website resources, you can keep your manufacturing productive with the practical tools and tips in our machinist handbook.

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