Smart Factories: Technological Transformations of Traditional...

Smart Factories: Technological Transformations of Traditional Manufacturing Processes

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Smart FactoriesInnovative technologies allow achieving excellent manufacturing solutions and customer satisfaction, showcasing the unimaginable possibilities for the manufacturing industry. 

FREMONT, CA: Today, innovations have covered various industries and sectors, especially manufacturing. Manufacturing sector such as automotive, auto-components, assembly lines, IT manufacturing is smarter and more efficient than ever before. Achieving the long-term and short –term goals, technology helps the industries to grow their business and set margins to measure it. Some of the present technologies dominating the global manufacturing industry are artificial intelligence, automation, ERP system, big data, VR-AR, and 3D printing.

• Domestic Manufacturing and Automation

In many industries, automation has changed the ways and quality of the performed task, a perfect example of automation is the Internet of Things (IoT). The manufacturing of automated devices, appliances, and robots, work alongside humans to simplify the processes and deliver precise products and services. Recently, the use of automation has increased in factories, and production lines, holding drastic benefits and advantages inefficiency of the production processes.

• Artificial Intelligence  

Artificial intelligence in the manufacturing sector creates new opportunities for consumers as well as the manufacturer. AI helps the manufacturing team to identify the production faults or any product quality issue, which controls the quality and quantity of the products and increases the industrial growth. Additional insights offered by the AIs can be useful to optimize the manufacturing supply chain, helping the company to match the demands and satisfy modern consumers.

• Business-to-business-to-customer

Traditionally, manufacturing had a reputation to focus on B2B business model. Now, the implementation of Business Intelligence (BI) and smart analytical tools make it possible for the industry to focus on B2B2C model. The analytical reports and regular monitoring of the product acceleration in the market, allow the manufacturers to take an instant decision, control the brand representation and reach, control the price according to the present market rates, access of accurate customer data and increasing the business profits.

• 3D Printing

3D printing helps the manufacturers to work with the precise prototype, which effectively saves the time from redesigning and eliminates the chances of mistake. It enables the less expensive production value and speed production process. Today, 3D printing significantly embraces the automotive and aerospace manufacturing industries.

Likewise, there are a lot of innovations adopted by the manufacturers to simplify and tackle the issues in their production unit. Integrating technology in the production model prove to be a cost-effective and better investment for the sectors. It offers support to the manufacturing industry to handle excessive global competition, and also helps in tackling the lack of skilled labor and manages the complex supply chain.

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