The Importance of Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

January 9, 2024

When it comes to cybersecurity, most people don’t consider how it impacts the manufacturing industry. However, here at Velo3D we pride ourselves in thinking differently and as we’ve delivered our additive manufacturing technology to the world, we’ve also observed how important cybersecurity is in protecting our customers’ data.  

Manufacturing advancements, like advent of additive manufacturing, brings forth unprecedented opportunities for improving innovation and efficiency. However, it can be a double-edged sword. Emerging manufacturing technologies heavily depend on interconnected systems, automation, and data-driven decision-making, consequently exposing these advanced manufacturing environments to heightened cybersecurity vulnerabilities. 

Our company recently announced that our metal 3D printers adhere to the most stringent cybersecurity standards set by the U.S. Department of Defense. To highlight the importance of cybersecurity in our industry, we have compiled compelling statistics that shed light on just how important cybersecurity is in the manufacturing industry.  

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Dan Sorensen

Sr. Director of PR and Social Media

Dan Sorensen is the Sr. Director of Public Relations and Social Media at Velo3D, where he oversees the company’s public image and communications efforts. Dan works closely with customers to better understand their needs and to execute joint announcements. Prior to joining Velo3D, Dan worked for various companies in enterprise tech, including those in software, hardware, and venture capital.