Würth Industry North America (WINA) has acquired Atlantic Fasteners Inc. to become part of their new construction services division.
Surgical masks are the best personal protective equipment (PPE) option for being heard clearly according to University of Illinois researchers, which can be a challenge for engineers, manufacturers and other essential workers who operate in noisy environments.
A contactless measurement system that could help detect illnesses such as COVID-19 has been developed by University of Michigan researchers.
North Carolina State University’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) received a $400,000 grant to investigate improving the properties of materials they’re using for masks and respirators.
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Designing a wearable exoskeleton will help workers thrive and function longer in harsh, physically strenuous environments such as construction.
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A team of Texas A&M students bonded together to create the EASYMASK, which is designed to provide a reusable and inexpensive face mask for the general population.
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The reusable mask includes a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene, which could help health care professionals and in other situations where social distancing is difficult.