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Cybersecurity for the Factory Floor

Cybercrimes continue unabated, with new reports of hacks coming at a breakneck pace from all over the globe. This is as true for manufacturers as it is for governments, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and power-generation systems. But manufacturers can protect their assets if they heed the warnings and implement effective cybersecurity standards.

Ontario Partners with Auto Industry to Boost Supply Chain Competitiveness

The Ontario government is investing $10 million in auto parts companies through the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP). O-AMP provides targeted support to help auto parts manufacturers make critical investments in technology and training to enable them to keep ahead in a globally competitive industry.

If it Ain’t Broke, It May Need Fixing!

Some machine shops think routine machine tool maintenance is overrated. Bad idea. The big order’s running late. The lead programmer called in sick. Your best customer just texted, asking about the quote due last Tuesday. Who has time to worry about the slow drip of way lube from the back of the CNC lathe, or wonder if that slight buzz you hear from the horizontal machining center spells spindle problems?

Tackling the Skills Gap: Leveraging Millennials and Gen Z

There is not a lot that all manufacturers of every type and size have in common, but all struggle with same challenge—the skills gap and a changing workforce. John Hindman, Director, Learning and Performance Improvement at Tooling U-SME, shares how manufacturers can benefit from today’s multigenerational workforce.