The spring of 2020 came as a shock to everyone as nations around the globe went into isolation for protection against the COVID-19 Pandemic. The industrial world was also turned upside down as companies adopted drastic changes in order to protect their workers and their customers. In spite of all this however, the need for the production of essential materials and products remained the same. Manufacturers quickly responded with innovative schedules and processes to supply these demands. Some markets however, such as the medical equipment industry, saw an urgent need to increase development and production in order to help with the fight against the virus.
At VSE we were involved in the production of medical equipment for virus testing and antibody detection during the height of the springtime outbreak. This gave us a clear understanding of the effects of the pandemic on the PCB component supply chain, as well as the necessity of local manufacturing to help carry the load. Not only was our rapid prototyping services able to help in the development of new products, but we were able to consistently supply the manufacturing requirements of our medical customers in the fight against the pandemic.