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.
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.
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.
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.
US aerospace manufacturer Boeing has revealed a prototype delivery drone able to carry heavy loads to difficult-to-reach destinations.
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.
A small, family-run petrochemicals manufacturer has managed to increase its up-time, productivity, customer service and safety standards by leveraging IIoT capabilities.
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.
As the Industry 4.0 movement takes over the world, manufacturing businesses need to transform and develop new capabilities that can drive growth.
Arc Vehicle released its first new electric motorcycle, the Vector, at the Milan motorcycle show (EICMA) in November.
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.