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February 2021

The February 2021 edition of Smart Manufacturing is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
Sudhi Bangalore, CTO for global operations at Stanley Black & Decker.

‘At the cusp of something awesome’

January 19, 2021
Sudhi Bangalore, chief technology officer for global operations at the tool giant Stanley Black & Decker, champions the global movement toward smart manufacturing.
By Michael C. Anderson Contributing Writer
CEO Howard Grimes understands that cybersecurity cannot be “an economic black hole” for manufacturers.

Meet CyManII, Uncle Sam’s 2020 nod to the urgency of cybersecurity

January 21, 2021
Mark 2020 as the year the U.S. government chose to stand up a Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused solely on cybersecurity.
Brett Brune
By Brett Brune Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
The STARC elements of Sensors, Thermal control, Actuators, Robotics and Computation being used in a metamorphic cell.

Get ready for metamorphic manufacturing

January 14, 2021
Metamorphic manufacturing, also known as robotic blacksmithing, is poised to bring about faster time to market, less material waste, more available materials, less energy used and more control, proponents said.
By Karen Haywood Queen Contributing Editor, SME Media
David Rampton, VP at the supply-chain management consultancy Aerofied

CMMC: Experts parse DoD’s new cybersecurity rules

January 19, 2021
Current and prospective member companies of the defense industrial base (DIB) have watched with interest as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) developed its all-encompassing Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.
By Michael C. Anderson Contributing Writer
Jade Le Maître developed Heasy, a mobile and interactive information kiosk, as CTO of the robotics firm Hease. She is now the emerging technologies leader at CGI.

Twenty women making their mark in robotics & automation

February 3, 2021
If there is a common thread found in the women Smart Manufacturing identified as making their mark in robotics and automation, it is a heightened awareness of the impact humans have on the planet without trying, as well as the positive impact we can have with concerted efforts.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
Leanne Gluck Additive manufacturing business and industry strategy Autodesk

Autodesk goes after the ‘early majority’

January 28, 2021
To cash in on the additive market in the future, the company knows it has work to help customers move beyond the early adopter phase.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media

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