With COVID-19 affecting supply chains and shifting consumer demand, product development teams have been asked to flex their muscle.
They’ve had to re-imagine how to use the machines and supplies they already have to address a global crisis. Below, check out some of the great manufacturing pivots of 2020.
In just days, Pacific Manufacturing scratched focusing on feet and moved to the face: read it here.
Unsurprising innovation coming from Virgin: they’ve partnered with doctors, medical researchers, and medical device engineers to develop low-cost ventilators: read it here.
New Balance - Shoes to Masks
The shoe giant took to using shoelaces and other on-hand materials to create thousands of futuristic masks: read it here.
Flowfold - Outdoor Gear to Face Shields
Using its stateside raw material sourcing to its advantage, Flowfold was able to transition to making face shields, gowns, masks, and shoe covers: read it here.
Little Tikes - Toy Trucks to Ventilator Masks
Making more than a little shift, Little Tikes has come out with two different mask types for doctors and patients: LEV LOVE Care Provider Mask and the LEV LOVE Ventilator Mask: read it here.