Research and Development

What does the factory of the future look like?

HPE future factory video
Manufacturing has been earmarked by the World Economic Forum and the European Union as a major driver of increased employment opportunities, reduced carbon emissions and better educational prospects for young people. This huge ambition largely rests on the advent of the smart factory and the rollout of Industry 4.0, which will make manufacturing more affordable in high-wage countries.

Digital lifecycle management

Data Factories - Digital lifecycle management integrates individual data from interconnected systems with the multidisciplinary simulation of products and manufacturing processes – image courtesy of WMG.
To fully exploit the potential of connected digital technologies, manufacturers need to consider the whole lifecycle of a product: from initial design and prototyping through to full-scale production and beyond to servicing. Prof Darek Ceglarek introduces the concepts.