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Manufacturing AUTOMATION PODCAST: Will the pandemic increase automation on the factory floor?

Industry associations have been assessing the impacts of COVID-19 on the mold, tool and die, and industrial automation sectors

May 28, 2020  by Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Industry associations have been working together to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the mold, tool and die, and industrial automation sectors through weekly surveys of their members.

Check out this podcast from Manufacturing AUTOMATION, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.

Shelley Fellows, chair of Automate Canada, and Mike Bilton, chair of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers, discuss some of the major concerns brought forth by manufacturers, and some unexpected positive impacts of the coronavirus crisis. They also highlight health and safety best practices and dig into how Industry 4.0 technologies will help manufacturers become more resilient long-term.