Modern advancements in technology are changing the manufacturing landscape. Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is an example of a technology with diverse applications. Another technology that is causing a significant impact on manufacturers is the Internet of Things (IoT). With IoT, devices and machinery can communicate with each other in real-time. IoT technology in conjunction with artificial intelligence (AI) can also help technicians determine equipment performance. AI can predict when a piece of equipment may malfunction or break down, and this predictive maintenance is being implemented by manufacturers globally.
The accompanying resource outlines some more of the inventive ways the manufacturing industry is relying on these advancements.
The Growing Use of Technology in Manufacturing from Advanced Technology Services, a provider of equipment monitoring systems