Source Once perceived as strictly a blue-collar industry, the manufacturing industry today is now a hub for exciting new technology and innovation and never has there been more exciting technology transforming the manufacturing than there is in 2016.
The implementation of advanced technologies in manufacturing has brought about change that would have been unimaginable just a decade ago resulting in increased speed, customization, precision, and efficiency.
Here is a look at six revolutionary technologies that are changing the look of manufacturing as we now know it.
1. 3D Printing
After revolutionizing the world of product design, 3D printing is now making waves in the manufacturing industry. The ability to design and create virtually anything using metal, plastic, even human tissue will obviously change the way we build… everything.
Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing brings a mixed bag of benefits that make it worth the investment:
● Drastically reduce design-to-production times
● Drastically reduce manufacturing lead times
● Easier to produce individual and small lot products from machine parts to prototypes
● Greater flexibility in production
● Less waste/more cost effective
And the best part is 3D printing is still new. It’s only going to get better in the upcoming months and years which makes now the perfect time to start incorporating it.
2. The Internet of Things (IoT)
Read the full article in the Huffington Post here.