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August, 14, 2018
How a DoD Sub-contractor Used Cybersecurity Compliance to Secure New Business & Prepare for The Future   December 31st, 2017 is a date that likely stands out for most manufacturing companies in...
August, 07, 2018
At this point manufacturers are familiar with the major differences between Additive and Subtractive processes. Most of us have likely even dabbled in 3D printing even if just to make a fun, little...
July, 31, 2018
Industry 4.0 or The Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to an era of manufacturing that uses networked and often Internet-connected resources to gather, exchange and analyze information to execute...
July, 24, 2018
The Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) promises to reduce equipment maintenance costs, increase production efficiency and decrease energy costs. When introducing IoT technology into their operations...
July, 17, 2018
TechSolve presented its first Public Demonstration of GE’s Blue Arc™ Technology in collaboration with Mitsui Seiki USA last month. The event drew an array of manufacturers, associations, academics,...
July, 10, 2018
Manufacturers, automation integrators, and robotics experts gathered at TechSolve last month for a second seminar on “The Robotization of Manufacturing.” Speakers shared insights from recent studies...
July, 03, 2018
Last Wednesday, June 27th, The House Small Business Committee met for a hearing on the cybersecurity threats American small businesses currently face, such as those presented by Chinese...
June, 26, 2018
Three Methods Manufacturers Can Use to Harness the Benefits of Collaborative Robots ­­ TechSolve is committed to helping manufacturers understand and identify ways to implement emerging technologies...
June, 19, 2018
Cybersecurity 101: First steps towards mitigating your biggest cybersecurity vulnerability   Cybersecurity is many things, not just defending against malicious attackers and securing data. In my...
June, 12, 2018
As part of our commitment to helping manufacturers understand and identify ways to implement emerging technologies, TechSolve is excited to be re-introducing Tech Tuesday as a weekly series. For this...
August, 29, 2017
TechSolve Gears-Up for the Up-Coming Trade Show Season Cincinnati, OH – TechSolve, a Cincinnati-based manufacturing consultancy, is excited to be participating in several up-coming trade shows...
August, 22, 2017
The manufacturing industry is competitive. Manufacturers can implement Lean and continuous improvement systems, which increases their competitive edge. However, what are manufacturers doing to...
August, 15, 2017
Additive manufacturing has had a monumental influence on manufacturers across various industries. Some manufacturing companies were early adopters of the new technology–adapting and integrating it...
August, 08, 2017
Data acquisition and data usage are giving manufacturers the opportunity to obtain and analyze data for supply chain, quality management, marketing, sales, and administration. This allows...
August, 01, 2017
Manufacturers across the globe are experiencing a disruption caused by Industry 4.0. However, there are opportunities within this disruption. Manufacturers looking to implement strategies to utilize...
July, 25, 2017
From healthcare to manufacturing, nearly every industry has been impacted by the existence of Big Data. Furthermore, companies that can effectively assimilate mass data to answer important questions...
July, 18, 2017
Manufacturing in America is advancing in many ways. Disruptive technologies are on the rise and manufacturers must embrace and leverage them to their full advantage to succeed, but enhancing...
July, 11, 2017
Realizing opportunities for emerging technologies and implementing best-practices to accommodate them into your business model may be the key to future success for your organization. The Industrial...
June, 27, 2017
Between the emerging concepts of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the development of the “Smart Factory”, manufacturing culture and operations are experiencing drastic disruption. This...
June, 13, 2017
As manufacturers learn to navigate the new world of the IoT, they must protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their information.  Implementing a cybersecurity program is not only...
June, 06, 2017
Cyber-attacks are a constant threat to the manufacturing industry. Below are five low-cost steps to reduce cyber-attacks and breaches. These steps are based on the official NIST guidance from the...
May, 30, 2017
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has created an interconnectedness of technological devices that continuously gather data which can run facilities, production processes, and the supply chain...
May, 23, 2017
Cybersecurity has become another IoT buzzword that is in the minds and mouths of manufacturing industry leaders. However, most buzzwords are here one day and gone the next, but cybersecurity is here...
May, 16, 2017
Facility executives and manufacturing managers know that corporate budgets can be tight, and one way to save money is by reducing energy costs. However, to do this effectively, the proper management...
May, 09, 2017
One of the biggest challenges for machine shop personnel is being able to know what is happening on the production floor, so that activities can be measured, controlled or improved. Automated...
May, 02, 2017
Various machines fill manufacturers’ shop floors, but often times, these machines aren’t designed to communicate pressing issues. To bridge this gap, machine monitoring software helps translate...
April, 24, 2017
The ability to adjust production is important in being successful in today’s business environment. One way of doing this is through automation. With the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the...
April, 17, 2017
Even the very experienced machine operator struggles to achieve production targets on a new job, and when it comes to making important decisions, going on a gut feeling isn’t good enough....
April, 10, 2017
Disruptive technologies are on the rise and manufacturers must embrace and leverage them to their full advantage. What is a disruptive technology? According to Clayton M. Christensen, a disruptive...
April, 04, 2017
When you think of manufacturing optimization, you may envision machine specialists dismantling your old equipment and replacing it with the latest models. In reality, the decision to improve your...
March, 27, 2017
It is estimated that over $100 billion is spent annually (on labor and overhead) on material removal operations in the United States and grinding operation alone accounts for about 20-25% of the...
March, 20, 2017
It is every manufacturer’s ultimate goal to create an absolutely perfect product every time. However, errors and deviations are still a very real issue. Today’s manufacturers would be wise to depart...
March, 13, 2017
When was the last time you looked at how effectively your supply chain is performing?  Is your supply chain optimized? The optimization process begins with a comprehensive understanding of your...
March, 06, 2017
Gone are the days of purchasing any old lathe, grinder, and mill to produce parts. Today, buying a machine tool for your shop is more complex than it was a few years ago. Below are several factors...
February, 27, 2017
Are the people in your manufacturing company focused on day-to-day process improvement and cost-cutting efforts because the competition is fierce and doing the same? Perhaps you implemented lean and...
February, 20, 2017
If you're not familiar with the term, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the practice of enabling equipment to collect process and exchange information over an internet connection. Many...
February, 13, 2017
Data collection is a critical part of executing Lean Manufacturing techniques effectively. If you don't have accurate information, you won't be able to identify opportunities to improve your...
February, 06, 2017
Are you poised for a productive and profitable 2017? In today’s manufacturing environment, there are three areas of success for a manufacturing company: Market knowledge and marketing capability...
January, 30, 2017
  The road to plant/facility automation has more than a few challenges. The biggest challenge involves adjusting operations without compromising productivity. The good news is implementing Lean...
January, 23, 2017
Innovating at an iterative, sustainable pace increases the likelihood of small manufacturers having above-average profits. However, innovating can be a risky endeavor if manufacturers lack the means...
January, 16, 2017
Asset performance management (APM) involves gathering, processing and analyzing data to improve equipment reliability and availability - a key part of manufacturing optimization. But how do you...
January, 06, 2017
When you think of manufacturing optimization, you may envision machine specialists dismantling your old equipment and replacing it with the latest models. But in reality, enhancing processes doesn't...
January, 04, 2017
Industry 4.0: Are You Ready for the Next Industrial Revolution? The time to position your company for global success is now. With the concepts of the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) emerging, and...
December, 08, 2016
“Coaching helps create a Lean environment where organizations can implement small changes, develop positive habits, and ultimately LIVE a culture of continuous improvement.” Coaching is universal....
April, 06, 2016
How can you use data to improve your company’s performance? It seems that data acquisition and data usage is all we are hearing about these days in the manufacturing world.  So given the vast...
September, 25, 2015
Shop-floor or machine monitoring provides real-time data on performance of machine tools so companies can respond faster to equipment malfunctions, maintenance issues, better understand machine tool...
September, 25, 2015
A significant obstacle for Manufacturing’s continued success is a shortage of skilled workers. An American Society for Training & Development research survey reported that 67% of respondents...
September, 25, 2015
A good management team is extremely vital in establishing Lean in an organization. Management must provide leadership, be a good coach, and empower their organization.  It is not the “Do as I say,...
September, 25, 2015
As organizations adopt lean principles the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring progress. It is important that these measurements are linked throughout the organization and to...
April, 03, 2014
Manufacturing industry relies heavily on the skilled workforce to drive innovation, productivity and remain globally competitive. The rise of the high-tech manufacturing is changing the environment...
April, 03, 2014
Supply chain visibility and integration is critical in today’s age of globalization where supply chains extend across continents leading to greater lead times, increased inventory and need to...
March, 27, 2014
Manufacturing is among the most energy-intensive sector and account for almost 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Energy consumption monitoring has been done since the...