Top 6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch-Out For 2018
It’s time for all the manufacturers to transform to Industry 4.0 and we shall give you a list of technologies that you as a manufacturer should look forward to in 2018.
3D Printing: Its one of the biggest recent advances in manufacturing and automation, you can design the product digitally and the same shall be produced using IoT. Some of the advantages of implementing 3D printing are, it’s cost effective as it optimally utilities raw material required for the product and the excess raw material can be re-used; Consumes very less time for production.
Robot/Automation: Talk of automation in manufacturing tends to focus on industrial robots, for obvious reasons. The robotics market is growing at an unprecedented pace and vague worries about job loss due to automation however misguided often take shape in visions of robots replacing individual workers on production lines. Industries have already got 15-25% improvement in quality with automated production lines.
Unstoppable Intelligent Manufacturing: Usage of IoT and Robotics can help industries run 24*7 as machines do not need weekends to relax. With the help of Nano-machines, (the small machines required to manufacture molecular level of material) simultaneously manufacturing products can lead to efficiency and is cost effectiveness. The highly intelligent machines work accurately and detect errors that is hard to recognize through the human eye.
Watch out for these new trends and adapt as soon as possible to make your factory a Smart Factory and be a part of 4th Industrial Revolution today.
Internet of Things (IoT): IoT is a network where all of your physical devices are connected with each other which would let the devices to exchange data without human to human or human to computer interaction. Your devices will start communicating with each other without your interference. Example: Multi functional lights that Glow red when you’re late to work, they can also help you to reduce electricity use by automatically turning off the lights when no one is in a room or help to secure your home while you are away by turning your lights on and off.
Augmented Reality: An enhanced version of reality where live direct or indirect views of physical real-world environments are enlarged with covered computer-generated images over a user’s view of the real-world, thus enhancing one’s current perception of reality. Augmented reality uses your existing natural environment and simply overlays virtual information on top of it. It shall help the manufacturers design the work area, machines; repair the machines and the finished product digitally with very less human intervention.
Artificial Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence is the intelligence that are displayed by machines, it’s a branch of computer science that aims at creating intelligent machines. Artificial intelligence is designed in a way that lets the machine reason, plan, learn, speech recognition, problem solving as well as self-correct. With artificial intelligence machines work and react just like humans with minimal inputs. This is very beneficial in tasking routine jobs to machines.