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The Future Of Manufacturing?

What will happen to manufacturing in the future.

In this article I will briefly cover five personal views.  If these differ to yours please let me know.

The world of manufacturing is changing rapidly.

Key areas such as

  • processes,
  • measures,
  • facilities
  • people are all seeing significant changes.
  • What of additive manufacturing and the impact of robots…
The Future Of Manufacturing

1. Manufacturing changing From … To

FromTo
ProcessConsistent, Limited flexibilityAgile, Highly collaborative and capable
MeasuresCost, quality (now a given) deliveryEfficiency, Sustainability, global impact
FacilitiesLegacy locations, equipment and infrastructureInnovative, sustainable
PeopleSpecialised workers, processes, reliant on interventionKnowledge based, continuous improvement

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2. Additive Manufacturing AM

So a change where to buy propecia from the process of removing material to the processing of adding material and building up
The future

  • Prices are dropping
  • Smaller batch production
  • Accuracy improving
  • Complexity is FREE (it just takes time)
  • High value parts and low volume
  • So could AM move to lower value higher volume?

3. Robotics

It is estimated that between 2015 and 2018 1.3 million robots will be installed in factories worldwide

4. Continued Material Developments

  • Carbon fibre is now a mainstream product
  • Battery technology has dramatically reduced charging times

5. Whats of importance to the big business

  • Supplier or partner
  • Conformity
  • Commercial terms
  • IP
  • Brand
  • Image
  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation
  • Connectivity
  • Accounting practices

What do you think will be the future of manufacturing? We would love to hear your thoughts

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