The industrial world is facing rapidly changing challenges. Digitalization and automation are the game changers to meet these challenges on the way to Industry 4.0. Combining the real and the digital worlds makes it possible to seamlessly integrate the entire value chain from design to realization. In this lecture series, participants will be able to understand what the core design principles identified as integral to Industry 4.0 , the components needed for such integration, and how additive manufacturing is an essential aspect of smart factories.
Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the way companies manufacture, improve and distribute their products. Technologies such as Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics are considered to be the different drivers necessary for the transformation. In this talk, participants will learn how manufacturers integrate new technologies into their production facilities and their operations.
Smart manufacturing is the technology which integrates various other technologies like bigdata processing, artificial intelligence, virtualization and advanced robotics technology in order to enhance the performance of current manufacturing systems by optimizing the energy and workforce required, cost effectiveness, time saving and quick response to market demand. Participants will learn how these technologies work together to record, report, and analyze streams of data using AI, machine learning, and automation to make more accurate predictions and decisions.
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) is the art, science and skill to design for manufacturability using 3D printers. Different from traditional manufacturing, this additive design process empowers engineers to create more intricate shapes and production parts while reducing weight and material consumption. In this session, participants will learn what Design for Additive Manufacturing means and where the benefits really lie. Participants will also learn how designs produced for 3D printing are quite different from traditional designs, developed for other manufacturing techniques.