At Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing, ProShop ERP digital control stations at each point of production allow operators to access drawings and prints to confirm dimensional inspections, access machining simulations, and sign off on digital routers. (Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing/PRNewswire photo)

Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing is mindful of protecting sensitive customer data as it continues to acquire new capital equipment

December 31, 2021

STATESVILLE, N.C.—Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM) reported that it is  continuing its accelerated growth in hybrid manufacturing by implementing end-to-end cybersecurity protocols and a digital ERP (enterprise resource planning) system for streamlined quality control.

The manufacturer said in a press release that it is keeping pace with the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity by implementing Corvid Cyberdefense Haven Security.

Haven is a cyber defense-as-a-service system that supports network, email, and endpoint security with a dedicated 24/7/365 Security Operations Center. The military-grade system is said to be a strong component of KAM’s compliance with NIST SP-800 171 and the emerging Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 requirements.

According to KAM, its implementation of Haven reflects its “paramount interest in protecting U.S. Department of Defense and commercial customer technical data.”

Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM) is a vertically integrated manufacturer that offers services from simulation and design engineering through serial production manufacturing. The company has capabilities in additive manufacturing—including 3D metal additive printing—and CNC machining, along with metallurgical analysis and nondestructive testing (NDT), according to its ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certificates of registration.

The company said in the release that by using the digital ProShop ERP system in 2021, it reduced lead times, improved efficiency, and increased quality control. Digital control stations at each point of production allow operators to access drawings and prints to confirm dimensional inspections, access machining simulations, and sign off on digital routers, according to KAM.

“Having opened in 2018, KAM is ramping up quickly, thanks to customer growth in the private space launch and prime defense industries,” said Brad Keselowski, owner and founder of Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing, in a statement. “In order to continue expansion in 2022 and beyond, we knew we needed to work towards CMMC compliance, invest in cyber security, and roll out a digital ERP to satisfy the rigorous quality standards our customers expect.

“Providing a fully integrated AM supply chain for space, aerospace, defense, and other precision industries is more than standing up the manufacturing capital investment,” Keselowski continued. “It is the digital standards and quality compliance behind a strong machinery complement that speaks to KAM’s commitment to quality.”

In addition to implementing leading-edge industry cybersecurity standards and a digital ERP system, KAM is continuing to expand its stable of machines and equipment.

In 2021, the company added a Mazak VARIAXIS i-800 5-axis Vertical Mill; a Mazak HN 5000 Horizontal Machining Center; 10 EOS M280 Metal Additive Machines; and two EOS M400-4 Metal Additive Machines. It also brought in a pair of SLM 280 Metal Additive Machines; a Hexagon Global S Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM); a CLM Vibe Tech Vibratory Finishing Tumbler; and a Keyence 3-axis Hybrid Laser Marker, according to the release.

Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing is currently recruiting talent and said that it encourages candidates across all manufacturing and engineering disciplines to reach out regarding opportunities. For available job opportunities, visit www.kamsolutions.com/contacts/careers.

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