Have you heard of DFA? It stands for "Design for Automation" and it's something you should probably know about.
Industry Week said, "A DFA-ready product is critically important on the road to Industry 4.0, as it allows manufacturing companies to reduce product costs, decrease assembly time, and increase production volume with zero changes required."
So, as you design new products keep this in mind. Prepare for things like packaging, scanning, and off-the-shelf parts in your design. This will help your transition to automation in the future!
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