Coronavirus Coverage

Covid-19 Test Swab Production Cell Introduced

Cell includes a mold, molding machine and robot with the ability to create 320 test swabs per minute and 460,000 test swabs per day.

Finishing Index Contraction Accelerates As COVID-19 Disruption Continues

Index moves nearly 10-Points below prior low of 2012.

How Test Swabs Became 3D Printing's Production Win: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

Nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing are one of the best production cases for 3D printing we've seen, pandemic or otherwise. Why AM is winning on speed, functionality and collaboration. 

Maguire Producing Easy-to-Install Flexible Shield as Coronavirus Guard

Jordan Defense Shield made of recyclable polyester, ships in a compact roll, and can be readily reinstalled as protection requirements change.

Commodity Resin Prices Plunge in Second Quarter

Weak demand for industrial and durable goods, along with globally lower feedstock prices outweigh strong demand for packaging, medical products. 

Haidlmair Produces Additional Molds for Childrens' Masks

After the successful launch of its first version of the mask for adults, European companies Haidlmair and Providee have come together again to produce a children's version of the same mask.

Effective Leadership Emerges During Trying Times

Effective machine shop leaders are those who give their team members the tools they need to carry out their duties as efficiently as possible when times are good and when times are bad. 

Manufacturing Touches Lives, Now More Than Ever

History shows that crises like the coronavirus pandemic can produce exceptional human efforts on a global scale. Is your shop participating?

Polymax TPE Expands R&D Capabilities

A Coperion ZSK Mc twin-screw compounding extruder highlights Polymax TPE’s new lab line expansion. 

EVCO Plastics Gears Up To Mold Coronavirus Test Kits

The firm has added shifts, reassigned people and injection machines—and is buying new ones—in a crash program to mold and assemble COVID-19 test kits.

How the Coronavirus Crisis Will Change Plastics Processing

Manufacturing as a whole will emerge stronger, more nimble and in a better position to capitalize on opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Abaris reopens Reno training facility

After closing mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Abaris Training Resources begins in-person classes on June 1.

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