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Making Cyber-Security a Priority in the Manufacturing Industry

Posted on April 20th, 2020
manufacturing industry

Unless you’re paid to be clued into security measures, it can feel like a big undertaking to consider and prepare for the growing range of cyber-security needs. If you’re like most of us, electronics and related security matters bump along in a semi-automated function. When an app or operating device such as a phone or desktop suggests an upgrade, it’s easy to hit “ok” with little thought to what’s happening behind the scenes. Just such a scenario is ideal for hackers who plan on challenging the status quo when least expected. Continuing Vigilance Not surprisingly, much of the cyber-security information released at the beginning of the year warned of more security breaches to come and the need for efficient procedures to counteract lurking security threats. An article published on said, “99% of vulnerabilities exploited will keep on being ones…

Edge Preparation Honing Process

Posted on March 25th, 2020
edge honing

You’ve may have heard the joke about the person who is not the sharpest tool in the shed. This illustrates the quandary of someone who is unprepared or simply not up to the task. For those in the manufacturing industry, it’s easy to see the connection. A tool that’s not kept well-maintained, sharp and functional is a liability and could even be dangerous. Prioritizing Maintenance Therefore, smart manufacturers make it a priority to keep manufacturing parts in good condition. This includes making it a priority to maintain well-honed, sharp and functional parts. The importance of a well-honed edge is a constant truth dating back to the earliest use of tools by our ancestors. Without the use of technology or even a particularly large brain, these individuals intuitively understood a sharp cutting tool performs better. Dull tools require more effort and…