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Manufacturers Shift Gears to Medical Machining for COVID-19 Support

GWS helps deliver in 48 hours

Over the past weeks, while lives have changed for nearly everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed the manufacturing industry rise to the occasion and respond with phenomenal dedication. Almost overnight, our partners have shifted their production lines from their usual products to producing medical parts for COVID-19 support.

At GWS Tool Group, we are committed to assisting our customers in their battle against the Coronavirus by delivering custom tools to them as quickly as possible.

A Few Highlights:

A manufacturer of air-conditioning parts on the East Coast converted their operations to make vital components for badly needed ventilators. Their engineering and design processes were quickly adapted to this new sector of machining. They were able to utilize our custom end mills already in their inventory, but the components also needed a special diameter drill. After some information sharing with our engineering team, the tools were produced and on their way within 24 hours.

A heavy-duty seat manufacturer in the Midwest turned directions completely to counter the COVID-19 threat to medical workers. They switched over to manufacturing respirators and face shields that will be supplied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and hospitals. GWS worked in the background and supplied several tools on short notice.

Most recently, a longstanding partner in the medical field rapidly responded to the Coronavirus crisis by supporting the efforts to develop an innovative solution to the ventilator shortage. They used their vast knowledge of medical manufacturing to machine the new precision components required. Our small part was developing and producing a custom cutting tool within 24 hours for the new parts. We were happy to part of a team that will ultimately get critical ventilation units to where they are needed most.

Working together during this time of crisis is vital to our industry and our country. We are thankful to work with such dedicated and selfless U.S. manufacturers who are willing to do anything to support the greater good of people across the nation. We are grateful that we have been able to contribute in our small way by providing our partners with the tooling they need in their essential manufacturing response to this virus.

If you’re adapting your production to fight against Coronavirus, we are waiving ALL expedite fees to get custom tools to you in as little as 24 hours. If you need a tool fast, please contact us, we are open and ready to assist.