How was IoT technology utilised in 2018?

IoT technologies, enhanced connectivity and artificial intelligence are fundamentally reshaping what it means to manufacture.

At The Manufacturer we have reported on real world cases of IoT tech and how it was impressively utilised over the year.

1) The four technological drivers of manufacturing’s revolution

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Artificial intelligence is a key 4IR technology – image courtesy of depositphotos.

Manufacturing is already undergoing significant changes, and a report published by the World Economic Forum has set out the four key drivers that it believes will accelerate this industrial transformation.

2) Applications of IoT in Manufacturing Plants

IoT has amalgamated hardware and software with the internet to create a more technically-driven environment.

By the year 2020, there will be 20.4 billion IoT devices in use around the world. Implementation of IoT in healthcare, smart cities and manufacturing industries has formulated innovative ways to collaborate these devices.

3) A trio of IoT success stories

From trains to sports, here are three real-world case studies of businesses leveraging smart, connected devices and advanced analytics to create competitive advantage, happier customers and new sources of revenue.

4) Boeing reveals heavy lift drone development

US aerospace manufacturer Boeing has revealed a prototype delivery drone able to carry heavy loads to difficult-to-reach destinations.

5) Goodyear unveils 3D printed smart tyre to help improve air quality

Goodyear has revealed a new tire that integrates living moss to help improve air quality; it is 3D printed and includes IoT technologies.
Goodyear has revealed a new tire that integrates living moss to help improve air quality.

Goodyear has unveiled a new concept tyre which integrates living moss, can connect to the Internet of Things, and uses the energy generated during photosynthesis to power its electronics.

6) IIoT is helping to build the ‘Refinery of the Future’

A small, family-run petrochemicals manufacturer has managed to increase its up-time, productivity, customer service and safety standards by leveraging IIoT capabilities.

7) Manufacturers are successfully using mixed reality today

Mixed reality, combined with and augmented by the power of Artificial Intelligence, will be one of the key technology shifts helping to transform the entire product lifecycle – from design and production, through to sales, operation and maintenance.

8) How is Microsoft HoloLens transforming manufacturing?

As the Industry 4.0 movement takes over the world, manufacturing businesses need to transform and develop new capabilities that can drive growth.

9) New British manufacturer launches electric motorbike with sensors

Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology will be reportedly integrated into the vehicle - image courtesy of Arc Vehicle.
Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology will be reportedly integrated into the vehicle – image courtesy of Arc Vehicle.

Arc Vehicle released its first new electric motorcycle, the Vector, at the Milan motorcycle show (EICMA) in November.

10) IoT, connectivity & data analytics are transforming manufacturing

Thanks to remote monitoring, predictive maintenance and connected field service, the Internet of Things is reshaping manufacturing and stimulating a host of new opportunities for the sector.