Ford partners with GE, 3M to begin manufacturing protective equipment, ventilators

March 24, 2020


Ford announced Tuesday it will partner with 3M and GE Healthcare to begin producing face masks and ventilators to help fill potential shortages caused by the coronavirus. Ford will work with 3M to manufacture a newly designed respirator and boost […]

Pelosi calls on Trump to speed production of critical medical equipment

March 19, 2020

Via: Reuters

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on President Donald Trump to speed up mass production of medical and protective equipment using the Defense Production Act, citing shortages in the country. “Right now, shortages of critical medical and personal […]

Carmakers Worry About Sales Collapse Due to Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

FRANKFURT — European auto manufacturers have so far defied expectations that supply chain chaos would bring their assembly lines to a standstill. Even after northern Italy, an important node in the global parts network, went into lockdown on Sunday, carmakers […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Aston Martin to temporarily shut UK plants

March 24, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Aston Martin said it will suspend production at its U.K. manufacturing facilities starting Wednesday until April 20 to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The luxury automaker operates two plants in the UK. Its Gaydon plant in central England builds sports […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota to idle 5 Japan assembly plants as global demand slumps

March 23, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Toyota Motor Corp., moving to adjust output amid slumping demand undercut by the global coronavirus crisis, is suspending production at five plants in Japan beginning April 3, with plans to curb exports of the Toyota Prius and 4Runner SUV in […]

Process, R & D

DHL: top four manufacturing transformations by 2025

March 23, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Intelligent manufacturing With the ways in which manufacturing and engineering companies are producing and operating changing, in terms of product life cycle, customer demand and increased product variety, production processes are needing to become more intelligent. With technology evolving at […]