MW Industries’ Components Crucial to COVID-19 ResponseMay 14, 2020
Several plant locations of MW Industries, Inc., based in Chicago, IL, are busy manufacturing components for ventilators and other medical products, contributing to the fight against COVID-19. According to a press release on the company’s website, its Tri-Star Industries location in Berlin, CT, a manufacturer of precision threaded inserts, has stepped up production to meet overwhelming demand, in support of a number of ventilator applications. Tri-Star is producing off-the-shelf inserts, as well as manufactured-to-spec parts, totaling more than 10 million to date.
Another MW division, RAF Electronic Hardware, Seymour, CT, has been a key supplier in providing electronic components for critical applications in ventilators, air-filtration systems and x-ray machines. “To meet increased demand, RAF has been able to set up, manufacture and ship parts in a matter of days to keep production lines up and running for some of the largest medical manufacturers in the world,” the press release notes.
At Century Spring Corp, Commerce, CA, stainless-steel compression springs have been in particularly high demand, for ventilator R&D and production applications. Servometer, Cedar Grove, NJ, is manufacturing bellows used in critical ventilator applications. And, a team of engineers at Economy Spring & Stamping, Southington, CT, utilized its 3D printers to answer a local call for help, early in the pandemic, addressing a shortage of PPE masks at a Connecticut hospital.
Please let MetalForming know of projects completed by your metal forming company in response to the pandemic—e-mail editorial director Brad Kuvin
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