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How Automation and AI May Help Level the Playing Field for Women in Manufacturing

July 30, 2020 By: Nicole Ausherman Women make up about 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce despite filling 47 percent of the positions in the overall workforce, according to the Manufacturing Institute. While there have been periods of growth and decline, the dynamic […]

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High-Mix/Low-Volume Manufacturers Are a Sweet Spot for Collaborative Robots

July 23, 2020 By: Andrew Peterson Collaborative robots are increasingly attractive to manufacturers who require flexible solutions for their growing product mix but may not have the scale of work or capital resources needed to justify larger investments in automation systems. […]

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Protecting Your Business From Cybersecurity Threats During COVID-19

Working from home means that all manufacturers need to revisit and heighten their cybersecurity protocols to account for remote working conditions. Not doing so could leave you vulnerable to forms of cyberattack that are already emerging in response to the changing landscape of how we work. Use these practical suggestions from the MEP National Network to combat emerging cyberthreats and secure your business going forward.

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Defense Suppliers: Self-Attestation, the False Claims Act, and You*

Posted by Jacob Horne If you are part of the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain, you likely have various Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) disclosures that you must attest to during the course of doing business. As a critical […]

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Cybercrime: It’s Worse Than We Thought

June 30, 2020 By: Douglas S. Thomas The cyber world is relatively new, and unlike other types of assets, cyber assets are potentially accessible to criminals in far-off locations. This distance provides the criminal with significant protections from getting caught; thus, […]

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My Stay-at-Home Lab Shows How Face Coverings Can Slow the Spread of Disease

June 11, 2020 By: Matthew E. Staymates Editor’s note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing face coverings in public settings. Since COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, […]

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Machine Vision Promises Nearly Flawless Quality Control

Posted by Raminder Sandhu, CMTC Robotics & Automation Practice Lead & Regional Representative for the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. Robots are capable of incredible feats well beyond human abilities: Guinness World Records recognizes the Fanuc Corporation’s M-2000iA/2300 Super Heavy Payload […]

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A Partnership to Support a New Era of Smarter Food Safety

June 10, 2020 By: Doug Devereaux and Dileep Thatte We have all heard about recalls of many types of foods, from romaine lettuce and peanut butter to chicken and eggs.  Food safety is one of the biggest issues affecting the U.S. agricultural and […]

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Managing Productivity

June 12, 2020 By: Ken Voytek I’ve made it my personal crusade to keep a focus on the fundamental importance of productivity to manufacturers, to the MEP Program, to the MEP Centers that do the daily work of helping small manufacturers […]

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AS9100 and ISO9001 Certifications Provide a Competitive Edge

June 4, 2020 By: Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership Gem City Metal Technologies, a subsidiary of Dynamic Aerospace and Defense, is recognized as a leader in close tolerance hand spinning, a metalworking process by which a disc or tube of metal is […]

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