Trending Technologies that can Disrupt Manufacturing Industry

By Smita Kumari |Email | May 17, 2018 | 8181 Views

With the vast innovations and development of technologies such Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Chatbots, Machine learning, almost all industries are seeing transformational change. Similarly, manufacturing industry is also seeing a new movement with the application of AI, Robotics, Block Chain Technology, Internet of things etc.

5 technological innovations that can disrupt Manufacturing Industry:
  • Ultrafast 3D Printing
It is the extended version of 3D printing developed by Nell Hopkinson. He is working on 3D printer to overcome its limitations and made it economically viable to mass print plastic objects. The ultrafast 3D printer speed up the process 100 times that the existing one and cost effective as well.

  • Smart factory



The smart factory is going to be future implanted in the future. The factory will be controlled by virtual production line. There will be integrated and connected computer software that will run the operations of manufacturing automatically. Smart factory will integrate itself with artificial intelligence, internet of things, augmented and virtual reality and perform the function with hyper efficiency. The new manufacturing model will be flexible and fully connected at each step.

  • Ultrafast 3D Printing
It is the extended version of 3D printing developed by Nell Hopkinson. He is working on 3D printer to overcome its limitations and made it economically viable to mass print plastic objects. The ultrafast 3D printer speed up the process 100 times that the existing one and cost effective as well.

Cloud Computing
It is playing a foundational role in the new revolution in modern manufacturing. Cloud computing is providing virtual transformation in the shift towards modern manufacturing. Cloud computing provide computing resources on demand and integrate it with operations management, supply chain management etc. it helps manufacturer in cost reduction, quality management and required less time.

  • Light based technology
Now an innovative technology came which can even replace robots to assemble parts and components in manufacturing process. An international research team has developed a light-based manipulation platform, which they believe could be used to manufacture electronic components. Researchers believe that the light-based technology has the potential to produce electronic parts to be used in our smartphones and computers very quickly and in very cost-effective manner. Application of this technology may help manufacturer to achieve a new level of speed.

  • Embedded metrology
Quality control is one of the most important concern in manufacturing process. It is bit lengthy and time consuming as well. Any kind of error may cause huge loss to the company if the damaged part reached to the main assembly line and assembled with the product. This problem can be resolved with the help of embedded metrology which provide quick measurement of parts and components in the production process quickly. It gives a solution to the manufacturing problem of quality control. This solution has still to develop more but it can make the whole manufacturing process quicker, cheaper and more efficient.

These are few technologies which has the potential to make manufacturing process more efficient and reduce the cost of production. Other than these innovations, technologies like internet of things, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing etc. can transform the manufacturing industry to achieve more efficient and faster means of production and manufacturing process. 

Source: HOB