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What is Smart Manufacturing?
Smart Manufacturing is not a buzzword. Your competitors are taking advantage of it today. Integrating new Smart Manufacturing technologies can optimize your design-to-manufacturing process and help you create highly differentiated, cost-effective and competitive products that meet today’s market needs.
Why does Smart Manufacturing matter?
Your current manufacturing processes may not be allowing you to take advantage of Smart Manufacturing technologies. With the shortage of skilled engineers today and constant pressures to adapt to industry changes, Smart Manufacturing can help you deliver the right products, at the right time, for the right cost – ensuring you maintain your competitive edge.
How can Autodesk help you with Smart Manufacturing?
Autodesk provides Smart Manufacturing software for machining, molding, and 3D printing to help maximize your operational efficiency and improve product performance. In addition, simulation technology allows your manufacturing process to be validated virtually before you commit to real-world production.
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Manufacturing-led design enables the manufacturing process to influence design decisions early and prevent designs from being sent to manufacturing.
Advanced CNC machining can transform your production capabilities. Combine multi-axis machining with on-machine verification to reduce setup times, minimize re-work, and produce precision parts.
Broaden the use of industrial robots beyond pick and place operations and assembly lines. Access offline programming tools to automate large scale 3D printing and subtractive processes.
This large mold and die shop invested in Autodesk smart manufacturing software to replace 5 different CAM systems, to allow part quality, and reduce turnaround times by 50%. In this video, Paragon's CEO, David Miur, discusses the company's future to make anything better and bigger.
General Motors disrupts the automotive industry using generative design and additive manufacturing to design a functional, lightweight seat bracket. If additive manufacturing was a door to the automotive future, generative design would be the key to unlock it.
In nearly every sector of industrial manufacturing, polishing techniques are used. But often manual polishing is the only option because the tasks are too complex to be automated. SYMPLEXITY is a 4-year project aimed at improving how humans and robots collaborate, specifically in the area of industrial polishing.
We have a range of smart manufacturing solutions and tools that have helped clients speed up their manufacturing process to successfully enable greater innovation. We'd love to help you grow your business even further.
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Autodesk is driving the development of future design and smart manufacturing technology to help you accelerate product development and deliver superior customer experiences.
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In manufacturing, IoT enables businesses to improve both the top and bottom lines. Smart Manufacturing leaders need to understand the opportunities and challenges presented with IoT.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about smart manufacturing.
|What are smart factories?|
Smart Factories are highly digitized shop floors that utilize data from product design, control, fabrication, services, maintenance, and the work organization to continuously collect and share information through connected machines, devices, and production systems. AI/machine learning goes hand-in-hand with smart factories data analysis, as it can process data and recognize patterns in the data much faster than people.
|What is connected manufacturing?|
Connected manufacturing is characterized by interconnected robots and machines that can self-diagnose and warn of possible failures in the shop floor. The proliferating IoT brings more powerful devices and machines with smart sensors that upload continuous streams of usage data to the cloud for analysis. A connected design and manufacturing process links formerly disparate operations to reveal hidden value.
|How can smart manufacturing automation help improve productivity?|
Smart manufacturing helps manufacturers become more efficient, stay ahead of the competitive curve, and explore new business models and practices. Smart manufacturing also helps a business become much more efficient with its resources by enhancing worker safety and to facilitate worker training. As more and more data points get captured with smart manufacturing automation, manufacturers get more insights into what’s happening in the shop floor that gives them a better chance to uncover bottlenecks thus increasing productivity.
|What are the biggest benefits from smart manufacturing software?|
|How does smart manufacturing relate to “advanced manufacturing” and “manufacturing 4.0”?|
Smart manufacturing is often being referred to as advanced manufacturing and manufacturing 4.0.