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    Our field is changing faster than ever, and there are always new trends in manufacturing! The US manufacturing trends show that these five trends will help the industry move forward even more in the future.

    Using augmented reality and 3D printing will continue to make a significant impact across the industry. Automation will focus on collaboration with humans, not replace them. The cloud will also become increasingly prevalent.

    Flex intelligence magazine said, "To achieve these more intelligent future factories, companies will increasingly turn to smart sensors, installing them in both older equipment and newer machines to do things like convert data, communicate with other machines and record statistics and feedback." This technology is no longer a futuristic possibility - MachineMetrics can make it a reality now. 

    Recommended ReadFlex Says These Will be the Top 5 Trends Shaping Manufacturing’s FutureSource: http://sourcingjournalonline.com

    If your manufacturing isn’t optimized for today’s digital ways, it might as well be in the Dark Ages. Whether it’s Industry 4.0, Sourcing 4.0, the factory of the future—it’s clear that companies are shifting their means of production to cater to current demand. Flex, now known in the apparel and footwear space for its role in helping fuel Nike’s Manufacturing Revolution initiative, is calling this evolution/revolution manufacturing’s fourth wave. The new fourth wave, according to the global design, engineering and manufacturing innovations leader, will be powered by smart manufacturing, robotics, the Internet of Things and smart automation that goes a step further. “Not since the advent of the computer have we seen such an overhaul in how mass production is managed,” Flex wrote in a recent issue of its Intelligence Magazine. Industry 4.0 will bring with it what’s being called the “smart factory,” which will see cyber systems monitor factory processes and make decentralized decisions. It will also see concepts and products reviewed virtually to maximize efficiency and minimize risk—which will ultimately also lead to cost savings. Read More

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