In 2020, four key trends will shape the world of manufacturing, bringing existing innovations into the mainstream and new breakthroughs to the market.
Cost barriers to manufacturing will continue to drop for all businesses, enabled by connected manufacturing communities where organizations are matched to manufacturers with the relevant expertise and availability.
Additive manufacturing will continue to send shock waves, freeing engineers from traditional design constraints and production techniques to expedite innovation in manufacturing.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning will impact manufacturing in the form of Generative Design, which uses AI-enabled design to create unconventional geometries and predictive analytics to reduce product defects and optimize the manufacturing process.
The IIoT will enable connected manufacturing, offering more insights than ever before into the production process, revealing opportunities for process and performance improvements and increased margins.