Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Safety August 19, 2020

COVID-19 projected to be third-highest cause of death in US for 2020

The National Safety Council reported that COVID-19 will likely be the third-leading cause of death in 2020 behind only heart disease and cancer.

By National Safety Council (NSC)
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Business of Engineering August 12, 2020

Survey shows manufacturing optimism in spite of COVID-19

Research reveals nearly three-quarters of manufacturers are working remotely and reporting optimism for the future after COVID-19.

By InfinityQS
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Cybersecurity August 12, 2020

Hackers exploiting COVID-19 anxiety in targeted phishing scams

Phishing assaults are becoming increasingly targeted, and the COVID-19 pandemic is one of many ways hackers are exploiting people and small companies.

By Gregory Hale
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Cybersecurity August 11, 2020

Virtual private network holes elevate remote access risk

Virtual private network (VPN) implementations that give remote access to operations technology (OT) networks have received more focus due to COVID-19 since more people are working remotely.

By Claroty Research Team
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Business of Engineering August 11, 2020

Manufacturing technology orders reach its highest point in 2020

Manufacturing technology orders soared to $346.7 million in June, a 56% increase over the previous month, but still down 6% from the same period in 2019.

By Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
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Automation August 10, 2020

Redefining the boundaries of industrial automation

Production challenges do not wait on IT developments and automation technology advances enable data access and use from almost anywhere.

By George Walker
The Multiscale Integrated Technology Solutions team works in the lab. Courtesy: Indiana University
Safety August 5, 2020

Copper used to make reusable masks safer, easier to use

A patented technology is being used to manufacture reusable face masks using copper, which can help improve filter performance and disabling airborne virus particles.

By Indiana University
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 4, 2020

COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation

Industrial organizations are realizing digital transformation value during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes rapid production changes, enterprise-wide connectivity, and a shift from proof of concept to proof of value for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations.

By Sean Callahan
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Business of Engineering August 3, 2020

Manufacturing index grows for third straight month

The Institute for Supply Management's purchasing manufacturers' index reported a 1.6% increase to 54.2%, which is the third straight month of growth.

By Chris Vavra
Iterate Labs’ location and contact tracing device, top right, which can be attached to a worker’s wrist or arm or worn around the neck, for workplace social distancing. The device gives off audio and haptic alerts when workers are too close to one another. Courtesy: Iterate Labs/Cornell University
Motors, Drives August 3, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 27 to August 2, 2020

Articles about VFD parameters, PPE production, predictive analytics, wearable devices and manufacturing accidents were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 27 to August 2, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra