The Future of AI in Manufacturing

By CIOReview | Thursday, August 23, 2018
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With the era of Artificial Intelligence gaining priority in all the industries manufacturing is not left behind; it holds the key for future advancement and success in manufacturing processes. The collaboration between humans and robots have resulted in a significant revolution in the manufacturing industry. Here we look at some crucial revolutions by AI:

•  Computer Vision

Artificial Intelligence is undoubtedly more accurate than humans. In addition to this, computers not only observe the flaws but processes that information and send immediate alerts to the concerned authorities.

•  Generative Design

Designers and Engineers input the preferred designs into a new process named Generative Design- along with parameters for the materials, methods of manufacturing and cost constraints. The software explores all the permutations and combinations and generates design alternatives.

•  Digital Twins

Digital Twin is mainly a replica of physical assets, processes, and systems that can be utilized for multipurpose. Although digital twins aid in leveraging the Internet of things (IoT) but requires skills of machine learning and AI.

Digital Twins become useful when working with equipment from a remote distance as they have sensors embedded within a physical item to collect data regarding real-time status and working environment.

•  Predictive Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance eliminates the guesswork and reports the condition of the machine on an up-to-the-minute basis. This approach is time-saving and also saves labor costs.

This partnership of humans along with the intelligence of machines will lead towards higher productivity and increased efficiency. With the introduction of AI in manufacturing, the workforce will be more focused on innovations and new operation thereby contributing to the growth of AI in this sector as well.