We all know Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution, but what technology is changing manufacturing today?
Various technologies have made Industry 4.0 a reality: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality and augmented reality, big data, cloud, blockchain, or drones.
But by 2020, digital twins, limited computing, additive manufacturing, 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) will become the true pillars of Industry 4.0( also known as industrie 4.0 in the French language), enabling innovation to accelerate rapidly and dealing with all of these technologies, we need to include cybersecurity.
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Why is this technology a pillar of Industry 4.0?
Industry 4.0 is characterized by the rapid provision of visible results from the data generated and collected and the extent to which this data affects users.
Digital twins are digital direct images of machines, devices, and processes associated with the real systems they represent through "Cyber-Physical Systems" (CPS). They allow you to experiment and try new solutions in much less time and at a much lower cost.
The distinction between the third and fourth industrial revolutions is the use and collection of data. In a frequently competitive and transnational context, we need technology that enables production information to be used more quickly at any time, regardless of location.
Researching 3D printers with new materials will create unimaginable and revolutionizing production processes and systems. This significantly reduces the cost of making a prototype or short series.
Thanks to 3D printing, every element of different shapes and sizes can be printed in a completely personalized way with lots of materials and to create functional models and parts, even in small series, at a fraction of the cost.