Top 4 Technologies that are Redefining Defense Manufacturing

Top 4 Technologies that are Redefining Defense Manufacturing

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Wednesday, July 01, 2020

The adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies enables the manufacturing industries to achieve all its KPIs consistently and effectively.

Fremont, CA: Industry 4.0 is instrumental in expediting and delivering outcomes in real-time. It enhances the quality of the product and offers the ruggedization required from the harsh temperature or weather conditions. Thus, adopting Industry 4.0 technologies will allow the manufacturing industries to achieve all its KPIs consistently. As far as the defense industry is concerned, it is set to benefit immensely with the use of emerging technologies in the manufacturing of autonomous systems, robotics, and a host of other solutions for land, sea, air, and space environments. It will also help improve the speed to market, reduce production costs, and facilitate more collaborative innovation in the defense space. Here are some technologies that are redefining the defense industry.

Additive Manufacturing (AM)

AM involves 3D Printing that allows decentralized production and also betters the output considerably. The critical elements of AM are prototyping and mass production.

The growth of AM helps the defense sector with cost reduction on tools and parts production, enhancements of design, lesser time to reach the end-user, and increased competitiveness in the technical and commercial side.

Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Consulting/Services Companies - 2019Augmented Reality (AR)

AR helps in perceiving the data displayed within the soldier’s visual field, thus reducing training and support requirements. Their critical benefits in the defense space are assistance from remote experts, information display, and quality analysis. It can help the army by showing the exact location of an enemy as well as the position of the allied and enemy forces. It is mounted to the helmet in the same way as goggles and can work during the day and night.

Big Data and analytics

Big Data and analytics help evaluate and analyze data from several sources and effectively allow real-time decision-making and optimization. Data can be further applied to descriptive and predictive analytics, real-time monitoring, and using AI to reduce human dependency.

Simulation

There are three types of simulation in the defense sector: live, virtual, and constructive. Simulations can range from testing to an entirely computer-generated representation of how a system is likely to react to various inputs. Its critical applications are digital twins, simulation-based design, and simulation-based production.

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