Digital manufacturing is an integrated approach to manufacturing based around a computer system. The digital transformation of the $10-trillion+global manufacturing sector will continue to play out over the next decade and into the future. Digital manufacturing sub sectors are: Artificial intelligence Blockchain, Industrial internet of things, Robotics and Cyber security
The benefits of digitising manufacturing includes improvements to operational productivity, better process improvement initiatives. New technologies attract the next generation of workers increase operational agility.
The transition to digital manufacturing has become more popular with the rise in the quantity and quality of computer systems in manufacturing plants. The application of digital information for the enhancement of manufacturing processes, supply chains, products and services.
The MTC's annual Digitalising Manufacturing Conference is a key date in the UK manufacturers calendar for those looking to seize the opportunities created by digitalisation. The event is an international conference brings together speakers from across the world as well as expert panels, state-of-the-art digital manufacturing demonstrators and unrivalled networking opportunities. Find out more: http://www.the-mtc.org/conference/digitalising-manufacturing-2019
Smart manufacturing (SM) is a technology-driven approach that utilises internet-connected machinery to monitor production processes. The goal is to identify opportunities for automating operations and use data analytics to improve manufacturing performance. SM is a specific application of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Deployments involve embedding sensors in manufacturing machines to collect data on their operational status and performance.
Digital technologies can improve manufacturing operations. By automating processes, identifying weaknesses and bottlenecks in the production chain and pre-testing new ideas before implementing them, your business can save time and money, while using employee time more effectively.