Infographic: What to Expect from Industry 4.0
Digital machining is set to transform manufacturing, allowing for better, more fact-based decision making. It will have an impact on every stage of production, offering new possibilities for productivity improvements and waste reduction.
Manufacturing has many processes that do not interact with one another, and this creates inefficiencies. CAM (computer aided manufacturing) is one way for manufacturers to streamline the production and planning process – however, manual work is required to find tool and cutting data. This can be time consuming and error ridden.
Industry 4.0 has already started to transform manufacturing. Digital technology connects all stages of the value chain, enabling communication between the various parts of a process. For instance, during the initial planning stages of component production, engineers can take into consideration advanced analytics from a recent project (i.e. run and tooling data) to inform their plans.