Check out the latest trends from the engineering community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Developing Ventilation Systems
July 2, 2020
Purdue University’s Professor Qingyan Chen discusses his lab’s work on developing a ventilation system that would prevent the transmission of pathogens like the novel coronavirus.Read More
Smarter Safer Lung Ventilator
June 8, 2020
By rapidly pulsing small amounts of air into the lungs at different frequencies, an experimental ventilator can reduce lung injuries and achieve better medical outcomes.Read More
Negative Pressure Helmet Becomes Respirator to Protect Healthcare Workers
May 28, 2020
By fitting a vacuum to a helmet, a mechanical engineering professor finds a low-cost method to isolate and filter breathing of infectious disease patients.Read More
Computational Lung Model May Guide How Ventilators are Used
May 20, 2020
Software creates a digital twin that calculates tissue strain and optimum pressure from a ventilator.Read More
Bridge Ventilators Fill the Gap
May 13, 2020
A simple breathing aid may help COVID-19 patients without a ventilator.Read More
Innovation in the Time of COVID-19
May 12, 2020
The pandemic forced many mechanical engineers to work remotely. How are they fostering design innovation from afar?Read More
Automaker Supply Chains Breathe Life into Ventilators
May 5, 2020
How can GM scale up production from 12 ventilators weekly to 30,000 by the end of August? It takes a strong supply chain.Read More
Medtronic Opens its PB560 Ventilator Files to Makers
April 27, 2020
Sourcing parts may be a problem, but engineers applaud the effort.Read More
COVID-19 May Change the Engineering Workforce
April 24, 2020
Engineers will be needed more than ever before after the world returns to a semblance of normalcy.Read More
The Robot Will See You Now
April 22, 2020
Pandemics are global. Worldwide, roboticists are joining the fight.Read More
Manufacturing Blog: Rebuilding the Medical Device Supply Chain
July 7, 2020
Diversified sourcing, automation and reshoring are in the mix to reboot healthcare supply chains.Read More
Robotics Blog: Making Robots Ubiquitous Post-Pandemic
June 23, 2020
How hospitals, manufacturers, and supply chains will use robots to scale-up operations quickly and into the future.Read More
Manufacturing Blog: Smarter Manufacturing after the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 30, 2020
COVID-19 has forced engineers to rely on a digital toolset to manufacture smarter.Read More
Workforce Blog: Engineering the New Workplace After the Pandemic
June 3, 2020
What steps can offices, factories, schools, and shops take to keep from spreading diseases?Read More
Rebooting After the Pandemic: A talk with ASME's CEO
May 26, 2020
A six-part special series that brings together top engineers, scientists, futurists and other experts to discuss the role that technology is playing in helping to reboot the critical industrial ecosystems.Read More
Video: ASME Studies the Engineering Impact of COVID-19
May 4, 2020
ASME is conducting an ongoing study tracking how COVID-19 is impacting the ASME community and engineering organizations. This video highlights some of the responses and the ways the pandemic is changing how engineers work.Watch Video
Video: Engineering Challenges to Making Ventilators
April 27, 2020
Building biomedical equipment is harder than it looks. Find out why.Watch Video
Podcast: Digital Solutions During the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 28, 2020
Many engineers are working remotely but the manufacturing show must go on. Digital solutions are helping bridge the gap.Listen to Podcast
Infographic: 7 Ways COVID-19 May Change Our World
June 11, 2020
COVID-19 may have ever-lasting effects on our day-to-day engineering lives.View Infographic
Infographic: Engineers at Work, Apart and Together
May 6, 2020
A survey of engineers during the first weeks of the widespread stay-at-home orders shows how – and how well – things are going.View Infographic
Infographic: What Makes Ventilators Hard to Engineer
April 9, 2020
Ventilators are crucial medical devices in treating COVID-19 patients. Here are some of the key challenges engineers face in their design.View Infographic
April 20, 2020
With ventilators in short supply researchers at the Bakken Medical Devices Center have created a simplified version that can be produced quickly and on the cheap.
April 15, 2020
How 3D printer manufacturers, as well as manufacturers with 3D printers, are converting their processes to produce emergency medical supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 14, 2020
Undergrads at engineering colleges across the country are studying online while faculty, grad students and researchers turn their expertise to flattening the curve of COVID-19.
April 13, 2020
With COVID-19 cases rising, engineers and physicians are hacking scarce ventilators to use on more than one patient. Could this be dangerous?
April 9, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic grips the nation, engineers are asked to continue to work—whether at home or in the factory. How are they faring, and what are their biggest challenges?
April 6, 2020
Pinar Keskinocak is developing an agent-based model for COVID-19, one of the many roles engineers are playing in the current pandemic.
April 3, 2020
Protolabs has shifted its production focus to help manufacture components for much needed medical equipment.
April 8, 2020
Practicing social distancing and looking for a job—without leaving your home—is possible, thanks to virtual career fairs. Here are eight steps to make the most of them.
March 27, 2020
Engineers step up to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
March 26, 2020
The Occupational Health & Safety Administration released guidelines for factory workers and engineers who may still be called into work on the factory floor—despite the surge of Covid-19.
March 16, 2020
From supply chains to industrial investment to classrooms, Covid-19 is shaking up the engineering world.
April 21, 2020
When times are tough people come together. Engineers and technologists are on the forefront of working to mitigate the consequences of this deadly virus.
April 10, 2020
John Falcioni invites you to share how you have been coping with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 18, 2020
As the world reacts to the Coronavirus outbreak, biomedical engineers and bioengineers are working to find ways to mitigate the spread of the virus.
March 24, 2020
Many of the successful applications of simulation, machine learning, and additive manufacturing will be highlighted over the coming months as the world addresses the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 30, 2020
In modern society, some of the most important people are the hardest to see.
April 2, 2020
To help hospitals that are strained and low on medical equipment during the coronavirus crisis, the U.K-based vacuum company, Dyson, has designed a ventilator for Covid-19 patients.
March 30, 2020
The video shows how Ford is addressing the shortages of surgical respirators in the fight against coronavirus by working with 3M to produce a new kind of Powered Air-Purifying Respirator.
March 23, 2020
Bioengineers are testing a new vaccine to fight the pandemic.
April 1, 2020
Purdue University’s Professor Qingyan Chen discusses a ventilation system that would prevent the airborne transmission of pathogens like Coronavirus.
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April 9, 2020
Ventilators are crucial medical devices in treating COVID-19 patients. Here are some of the key challenges engineers face in their design.