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Keep Your Asset Values Secret

Posted on July 6th, 2022

Operational technology is rapidly becoming a target of ransomware operations due to the business impact of taking these essential systems down and how this pressure can lead to companies paying the criminals in order to restore operations.  The manufacturing industry is making significant investments in AM hardware and materials (approximately $17B in 2021).  The growth […]

Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

Posted on June 9th, 2022

The last 5 years have been an exciting time for Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM). Although LSAM is a newly emerging niche area for Additive Manufacturing (AM), the use cases have huge potential. From houses on Mars to tooling, ship hulls and aerospace parts, it is exciting to see what is next for LSAM. LSAM […]

Kinematic Pi

Posted on May 27th, 2022

It is often said that OT (operational technology) systems are incredibly fragile and even small changes to the environment can cause process disruptions.  Simple network mapping can be enough to crash production.  This is a reason why operational technology is more often than not outdated or unpatched.  Even if a security team is aware of […]

Bang-Bang Bed-Bug

Posted on May 5th, 2022

The vast majority of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers are now equipped with bed heaters to combat warp, which is the curling of material up and off the print bed, causing complete print failure, equipment damage in moderate to significant warp, and quality assurance (QA) issues with low levels of warping.  Certain materials are more […]

BPL to Present at RAPID+tct 2022

Posted on April 29th, 2022

BreakPoint Labs will be speaking at RAPID+tct 2022 in Detroit, MI. We’ll be presenting as part of the INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & SECURITY focus area within the SOLUTIONS track. Look for us on day 1 of the conference at 11.30am on Tuesday 17th May. Nicole Santos (Additive Manufacturing Engineer) and William Glodek (Co-founder/President BreakPoint labs) will […]

AM Part Verification ToolKit

Posted on April 21st, 2022

“So that’s right. And those constraints created the opportunity for additive. They’re now working out the process. And part of that process involves developing a new mode of certifying a component…. And if we can certify qualified parts to go inside of a nuclear reactor, I think that we can certify and qualify parts to […]