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BISON Product Updates: Industrial Hardware, New Detectors, XTechManufacture

Posted on November 15th, 2022

Industrial Hardware Despite the global shortage of Raspberry Pi’s, BISON will not be delayed by the shortage.  The BISON sensor was developed using a Pi but worksite factors such as heat, poor ventilation, dust and particles from manufacturing processes make the Pi unsuitable for this application.  We have moved to a ruggedized, fanless device that […]

Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing

Posted on November 4th, 2022

We are all familiar with single material 3D printing but what about multi-material printing? Multi-material printing, while less common than single material, has huge impact potential. From medical applications to being able to manipulate the microstructure of a material. It’s not just researchers and commercial vendors that are taking notice of the benefits of these […]

BreakPoint Labs awarded SBIR Phase III – Enhancing BISON to Additive Manufacturing Cybersecurity

Posted on September 30th, 2022

BreakPoint Labs has successfully completed a direct to Phase IIB SBIR effort to tailor BISON (BreakPoint Labs Integrated Sensor for Operational Networks) to additive manufacturing cybersecurity.  This success involved emulating how an adversary could tamper with the AM environment, from the upstream Windows engineering workstations to the additive tools used across the DOD and small-to-medium […]

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 […]