Manufacturing Trends Of The Future

What’s next for Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing? What are the manufacturing trends of the future? This article considers the main trends, which include the use of smaller and more powerful robots and other areas. 1. Additive Manufacturing Advancements in additive manufacturing can help companies reduce energy costs, limit waste, and boost production. Plus, these …

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Education 4.0

It’s possible we have an education system that is trying to force humans to compete with machines. Consider mathematics. The math genius and a computer can calculate the same amount of data. The result can be the same, but I am pretty sure that the machine would be faster. Another example is chess. The best …

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How to use augmented reality for training?

In 5 to 10 years two-thirds of the manufacturing workforce will be over the age of 55 and approaching retirement. While this could create a shortage of skilled workers in a number of fields including electric utilities, telecommunications, and manufacturing, augmented reality (AR) is poised not only to address issues faced by our aging workforce …

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Asset Management & Manuals 4.0

Industrial manufacturers are one of the top adopters of Augmented Reality and immersive media in general. From asset design to instruction manuals, asset-intensive industries are implementing augmented reality experiences to provide immersive experiences for employees and customers. Going from Text-based Instructions to Manuals 4.0 A user guide or user’s guide, also commonly known as a …

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How to transfer knowledge to the next generation of workers

The knowledge gap created in the wake of Baby Boomers exiting the workplace can be vast. Companies that don’t plan for generational management shifts risk falling behind and losing out to their competitors. Now more than ever, it’s essential to have a succession plan, a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace …

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How are Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 connected?

Lean Production is widely recognized and accepted in the industrial setting. It concerns the strict integration of humans in the manufacturing process, a continuous improvement and focuses on value-adding activities by avoiding waste. However, a new paradigm called Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution has recently emerged in the manufacturing sector. It allows creating …

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