Read about the trends for 2020.
Autodesk has a new article on 3 Trends That Will Drive Industry 4.0 Manufacturing in 2020 and Beyond.
Many small and midsize manufacturers (under 500 employees) are now moving into the automation of processes and the supply chain that larger manufacturers have done for years
Things to look out for in 2002 are:
- Connected Manufacturing – Connecting systems together so a product’s design, manufacturing, and inspections flow and feedback into each other. This is a systems engineering problem requiring a interdisciplinary team and the use of technical standards.
- Employment and Education – The problem of finding skilled candidates to fill job openings. The need for educational reform and for diversity and inclusion (D&I) within the sector to increase the size of skilled workforce.
- Edge Computing and Cybersecurity – Processing near to equipment rather than in the cloud to reduce latency, bandwidth and potentially improve cybersecurity.
You’ve got to be able to do some basic processing at the edge, move data around quickly, and provide answers back to the factory or machine