The Biggest Trends Manufacturers Need to be Ready For – Part Two
In part one of this blog, we discussed these four trends: data, artificial intelligence and Industrial IoT, 5G and Edge Computing, Predictive Maintenance, and Digital Twins. In part 2, we will focus on four more trends manufacturers need to be ready for.
- Extended Reality Technology: Manufacturing is really starting to see the benefits with augmented and virtual reality. Enhanced product design, improved production planning, complementing human abilities on assembly lines, and providing more immersive training that can closely mirror real life.
- Automation and Dark Factories: A fully automated site where production happens without direct human intervention. There will be collaborative, intelligent robots (cobots) that are specifically designed to work with humans.
- 3D Printing and Addictive Manufacturing: Fewer materials means less waste. Manufacturers can create individually customized product and use rapid prototyping.
- Web3 and Blockchain technology: Web3 is a new iteration of the World Wide Web which incorporates concepts such as decentralization, in the form of a distributed ledger such as blockchain technologies, and token-based economics. There will be opportunities for manufacturers to better monitor supply chains and automate many of the transactions along their supply chains. Additionally, many of the products that we will manufacture in the future will be sold with NFTs. A non-fungible token (NFT), which is a financial security consisting of digital data stored in a blockchain, a form of distributed ledger.
Overall, we covered eight trends that could greatly impact your manufacturing organization if you embrace the value they can bring to your business. Do not know where to begin, let 2W Tech help. We are a technology service provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We have IT Consultants on staff that can help guide your organization through your journey to modernizing your manufacturing business.