COVID-19 Response

Manufacturing USA is working with partners across the country and leveraging advanced manufacturing expertise, resources and connections to assist with the pandemic response and recovery efforts.

News

Go to Restarting Your Factory Post COVID-19

Restarting Your Factory Post COVID-19

| MxD
With most states relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, factories around the U.S. are coming back online. But there are challenges when restarting manufacturing facilities that have been shut down for months... Read More
MxD Masks
Go to MxD Leverages In-House Capabilities for a Safe Office Return

MxD Leverages In-House Capabilities for a Safe Office Return

| MxD
This week, additional members of the MxD team head into the office as we prepare to safely welcome more partners and guests during Phase 4 of Restore Illinois. Our building operations, events, and... Read More
MxD handle too
Go to Commerce Funds Manufacturing USA Pandemic Response Projects

Commerce Funds Manufacturing USA Pandemic Response Projects

| America Makes
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $3.4 million in grants to support high-impact projects for COVID-19 pandemic response, with funding... Read More
Secretary of Commerce announces Grant
Go to Managing and Rethinking the Supply Chain - Congressional Briefing

Managing and Rethinking the Supply Chain - Congressional Briefing

| CESMII
Hear CESMII and RAPID’s CEOs as part of an ASME Congressional briefing on the innovative work being done to revamp U.S. supply chains in the face of COVID-19. The panel of experts discusses how, from... Read More
Congressional panel
Go to MxD Selected to Join New Project to Advance Racial Equity in Manufacturing

MxD Selected to Join New Project to Advance Racial Equity in Manufacturing

| LIFT
MxD announced today that it will join a new national project led by The Century Foundation (TCF), the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA), and seven other urban workforce development organizations... Read More
MxD Workforce
Go to Desperate Times Do Not Equal Desperate Measures

Desperate Times Do Not Equal Desperate Measures

| BioFabUSA
Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, BioFabConsulting would like to highlight the importance of adhering to the regulations to maintain patient safety. The FDA's mission is to protect and... Read More
ARMI BioFab and FDA
Go to NIST Awards $8.9 Million to Fund High-Impact Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Projects to Battle COVID-19

NIST Awards $8.9 Million to Fund High-Impact Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Projects to Battle COVID-19

| NIIMBL
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $8.9 million for high-impact biopharmaceutical manufacturing projects to support the nation’s... Read More
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Go to Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Helps Industry in COVID-19 Fight

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Helps Industry in COVID-19 Fight

| IACMI
In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a race against the clock not only to find a vaccine but also to supply healthcare workers with life-saving equipment such as face shields, masks and... Read More
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Go to AFFOA helping with efforts to test effectiveness of some N95 masks

AFFOA helping with efforts to test effectiveness of some N95 masks

| AFFOA
Ever since Covid-19 began spreading in the U.S., state governments have been scrambling to find and secure N95 respirator masks, the kind that seal against the face and filter out infectious particles... Read More
MIT N95 masks
Go to LIFT Providing STEM Kits to Detroit Students During School Closures

LIFT Providing STEM Kits to Detroit Students During School Closures

| LIFT
LIFT, the Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute, announced today that it is distributing kits to local students to keep them learning and engaged in Science, Technology... Read More
LIFT STEM students

External News

Dover Post
COVID-19

Sens. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Marco Rubio, R-Florida, joined Reps. Haley Stevens, D-Michigan, and Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, in introducing on July 29 the Resilient Manufacturing Task Force Act of 2020, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help build a stronger, more resilient post-COVID economy.

The bill is cosponsored by Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New...

Today's Medical Developments
Additive Manufacturing, COVID-19

America Makes has received a $1.4 million grant from the United States Department of Commerce’s National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), announced by United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross during a press conference at the America Makes facility in Youngstown, Ohio. The grant will help America Makes continue work to address...

Industry Week
COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, LIFT will provide training in CNC machine operations, industrial technology maintenance, welding, and robotics for separating military personnel.

The manufacturing sector is getting some assistance in helping to reskill/upskill workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On July 8 the Next program of the Lightweight...

The Business Journal
Additive Manufacturing, COVID-19

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross visited the city Wednesday to announce new funding to support America Makes.

After touring the Youngstown Business Incubator Tech Block Building No. 5 and America Makes – National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, Ross offered comments about new funding for America Makes’ for its efforts in...

NIH
Additive Manufacturing, COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has truly been an all-hands-on-deck moment for the nation. Among the responders are many with NIH affiliations, who are lending their expertise to deploy new and emerging technologies to address myriad research challenges. That’s certainly the case for the dedicated team from the National Institute...

FDA
Additive Manufacturing, COVID-19

The FDA continues to take creative and flexible approaches to address access to critical medical products in response to COVID-19. Researchers at academic institutions, non-traditional manufacturers, communities of makers, and individuals are banding together to support and fill local and national needs. The FDA is actively engaged across this...

Design World
Additive Manufacturing, COVID-19

America Makes, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), announced the top designs of the Fit to Face—Mask Design Challenge, a rapid response challenge to support the ongoing shortage of safe and effective personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 frontline workers.

“Through our ongoing collaborations with VA, FDA, and...

APN News
COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis began to exacerbate in the US, Cambridge, MA based Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, Inc. (“AFFOA”), a Manufacturing USA Innovation Institute, quickly mobilized to respond, specifically by securing a domestic supply of 45,000 N95 respirators which it will be distributing to local hospitals this week.

AFFOA’s response to...