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JUL 2018

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SHOP TALK MMS JULY 2018 52 Industry News surround making their shareholders happy. And the customer, who is he? He's so far downstream they don't even remember who he is after a while. I call it Big Company Disease." Mr. Knox said that having a small company enables him to do "extensive vetting" of potential employees and personally shape company culture, an option not available to larger companies. Josh Mook (GE Additive) on additive manufacturing: "Additive is changing the way we think about where value comes from. What you're seeing globally is that it is being recognized. All the top industries are taking additive extremely seriously, and they're thinking about how they change the design of their products, how they change the outlay of their supply base." Mr. Janka on the challenge of cybersecurity: "This is a very, very serious topic. When you think about a typical company, oftentimes the manufacturing floor is on the other side of the firewall from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial systems, which are very well protected. The fac- tory floor is comprised of CNCs, computer-con- trolled assets, and it would be very easy to implement a bug or virus into that chain, to basically start to create scrap. The question is, how do you isolate assets on the manufactur- ing floor the same way you isolate financial systems?" Mr. Janka pointed to Mazak's SmartBox tech- nology as one attempt to address this question. | GE Additive Group | Knox Machinery 877-566-9262 | Mazak Corp. 800-231-1456 EuroBlech's 25th Show Set for October 2018 EuroBlech 2018, the 25th International Sheet Metalworking Technology Exhibition, takes place October 23-26, 2018, at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. Around 1,400 exhibitors from 38 countries have already secured their booth space at the show. Currently, major exhibitor countries are Germany, Italy, Turkey, China, the Netherlands, Spain,

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