UNITED KINGDOM — Manufacturers such as Vauxhall and Airbus are planning to repurpose their factories and utilize 3D-printing technology to create parts for ventilators to treat patients with the coronavirus.
CLEVELAND—To support President Trump’s invoking of the Defense Production Act to increase production of equipment to diagnose and treat COVID-19, ASG, Div. of Jergens Inc., will be implementing an order priority initiative for all medical device manufacturers effective March 19.
KANSAS CITY, MO — DRE Health Corporation, a Missouri-based manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, and retailer of medical equipment, instruments, and supplies plans to build a manufacturing plant for disposable face masks in the United States in response to the recent global Coronavirus outbreak, along with a disposable glove production plant.
Light-curing adhesives, also referred to as UV-cure adhesives, offer many advantages for automated assembly. The speed at which the adhesives are cured, the ability to fit into an automated process, and the strength of the bond are reasons why manufacturers may choose light-curing adhesives over other adhesive options.
Daimler Buses is using additive manufacturing to make spare parts for vehicles on demand. The company's Centre of Competence for 3D Printing is examining more than 300,000 bus parts to determine their suitability for additive manufacturing.
Shukla Medical, a subsidiary of aerospace manufacturer S.S. White Technologies, designs and manufactures universal orthopedic implant removal tools such as the Xtract-All Spine Universal Spinal Implant Removal System. Their products are used by surgeons to preserve the patient's bone while removing old implants.
The shop floor was hopping in mid-January at Dukane Corp.'s headquarters in St. Charles, IL, 35 miles west of Chicago. Technicians were busy assembling, tooling and testing a variety of machines, including the latest product in the company's arsenal of plastics assembly technologies: a hot-gas welding system.
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Purdue University innovators have created a hybrid technique to fabricate a new form of nickel that may help the future production of lifesaving medical devices, high-tech devices and vehicles with strong corrosion-resistant protection. The Purdue technique involves a process where high-yield electrodeposition is applied on certain conductive substrates.