More Smart Manufacturing technologies have started to scale. Manufacturing enterprises and technology vendors have found ways to integrate additive manufacturing for spare and replacement parts, augmented reality (AR) and cobots on production lines, and edge-to-cloud closed loop machines learning for quality control and predictive maintenance. To truly integrate these technologies into existing operations, vendors will need to keep their software open to easily exchange data with other vendors’ clouds, IIoT platforms, MES, MOM, PLM, devices and applications. Open platforms with generative design, advanced simulation software and edge-to-cloud closed loop machine learning will empower manufacturing enterprises to launch new products faster and more efficiently with first-time-right production and minimized down-time.
This quarterly update provides a peek into current and future market opportunities and threats. The strategic guidance here empowers visionaries to implement and scale their Smart Manufacturing solutions, achieve real results and meet the needs of manufacturing enterprises. The technologies detailed in this report fulfill real business cases for Smart Manufacturing.