Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Automation March 18, 2020

Coronavirus will force manufacturers to enhance automation, digitalization

COVID-19 is forcing manufacturers to rely more on automation and digitalization for long-term operations to reduce the financial impact from epidemics and other potential economic challenges.

By Jan Zhang
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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
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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
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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
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Safety Standards March 6, 2020

Safety council updates statement on coronavirus

The National Safety Council urges employers to assess their risk of exposure and ensure procedures are in place to effectively control transmission.

By National Safety Council (NSC)
Courtesy: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Safety March 5, 2020

Researcher shares 3D roadmap of coronavirus with scientists

WPI researchers have reconstructed a 3D model of novel coronavirus and are hoping to use the findings to provide research community with greater understanding of infection spread and possible treatment.

By Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
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Material Handling March 4, 2020

Supply chain show releases statement on coronavirus, adds education panel

MODEX 2020 in Atlanta is not being delayed; education panel on COVID-19 related to supply chain has been added for attendees.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Hannover Messe
Discrete Manufacturing March 4, 2020

Hannover Messe 2020 delayed to July due to coronavirus concerns

Manufacturing event delayed due to health concerns and major logistics issues due to the growing outbreak, which has largely impacted Europe and Asia.

By Hannover Messe
Courtesy: Rebecca McElhoe, Purdue University
Safety March 3, 2020

Paper device could bring portable coronavirus detection

Purdue University biomedical engineers have developed a handheld paper device that could accurately detect COVID-19 and other coronaviruses with the right manufacturing process, but developing the process is expensive.

By Kayla Wiles
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Machinery and Equipment March 2, 2020

Manufacturing index grows, but concern looms about coronavirus

The purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) slid to 50.1 in February, which shows overall growth, but there are major concerns about the coronavirus and what it will mean for the manufacturing industry.

By Chris Vavra