Automation: The Future of Manufacturing
Cloud storage enables one to store all data wirelessly. The data from any machine can be uploaded automatically, ensuring that all information is backed up over a wireless network.
FREMONT, CA: Technology automation is one of the main elements of almost all production processes. Automation is undoubtedly the driving force behind production, which dates back to the Industrial Revolution. Over the years, as technology has progressed and new inventions have gained popularity, these systems have only become more sophisticated.
Here are three recent advances in automation that are making big waves in the manufacturing industry.
One of the biggest developments in automation is that cloud computing is expected to support any industry. Cloud storage enables one to store all data wirelessly. The data from any machine can be uploaded automatically, ensuring that all information is backed up over a wireless network. In addition, in the event of a computer crash, all the data is completely safe, accessible from any computer and ready to be retrieved from the cloud.
2. Diode Lasers to Build Invisible Seams
Diode lasers improve the performance of assembly processes in the automotive industry. One car manufacturer, has recently unveiled robot-controlled 13 kW diode lasers in its facility. This aspect allowed the company to create an invisible weld on the car shell, providing additional structural protection throughout the car.
By programming these diode lasers, the firm blends automation with a host of other advanced methods, like welding and bonding. As a result, the manufacturer decreases vehicle weight, manufacturing time and energy costs due to regenerative braking in conveyor and lift systems.
3. Tremendously Small Machines for Nonmanufacturing
Nanomanufacturing—the manufacture of materials at the molecular or even at the atomic level—has recently been gaining momentum. It is expected that a future role will be played in the manufacturing of products such as high-efficiency solar cells and batteries.
Nanomanufacturing is most promising for non-manufacturing uses, such as biosystem-based medical applications. For example, a sensor inside the body could help the doctor track the level of cancer. Future generations of electronics and computer equipment will also rely heavily on non-manufacturing.
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