Are you curious about digital transformation and the digital tools available to help your manufacturing business improve and grow?
Made Smarter is committed to helping small and medium-sized makers secure their businesses through technology, leadership, and collaboration.
A digital technology specialist from Made Smarter can work with you to run a digital transformation workshop and create a road map that outlines the steps you'll need to take to integrate the new technology into your business.
Find out more about a few of the technologies available and how they could benefit your business.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is the industrial application of 3D printing. The process builds objects layer by layer from digital designs. It has transformed manufacturing by enabling cost-effective, customised production of complex parts, reducing waste, and accelerating prototyping. Additive manufacturing is pivotal in aerospace, healthcare, automotive, and countless other industries.
Big data in manufacturing refers to the vast and complex datasets generated during production processes. It's harnessed to enhance efficiency, quality, and decision-making. Manufacturers leverage big data for predictive maintenance, quality control, supply chain optimization, and real-time monitoring, ultimately boosting productivity and reducing operational costs in this data-driven industrial era.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in manufacturing bring digital elements into the real-world environment. VR immerses users in a simulated environment, while AR overlays digital information on the physical world. These technologies aid in design, training, and maintenance, enhancing visualisation, collaboration, and efficiency in manufacturing processes.
Robotics and Automation
Robotics and automation in manufacturing involve the use of machines, often equipped with artificial intelligence, to perform tasks with minimal human intervention. They streamline production processes, increase efficiency, and enhance precision. From assembly lines to material handling, robotics, and automation revolutionize manufacturing by reducing labor costs and improving product consistency.