Manufacturing 4.0 and Additive Manufacturing Reports

The attached documents provide good insights into the skills needs for Advanced Manufacturing, namely; Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing); and Factory 4.0 - (also referred to as Industry 4.0 or Manufacturing 4.0) Factory 4.0 sits on multiple technologies and is how you integrate all the technologies in a common interface and wrap it into the industrial internet. This activity is going to require hybrid engineers with significant software and traditional engineering skills.

Manufacturing 4.0 looks to adopt advanced automation, vision systems, robotics, in or at line advanced metrology among others and then to have everything sensorised and talking to each other and wrapped into a cloud platform that informs, regulates, monitors and controls production.

Some reports that examine Factor 4.0 and Additive Manufacturing:
* Business Innovation Observatory - Advanced Manufacturing;
* The Factory of the Future;
* Factories of the Future 2020 Roadmap;
* Securing the Future of German Manufacturing Industry - Recommendations for implementing the strategic initiative INDUSTRIE 4.0;
* Industrie 4.0 - Smart Manufacturing for the Future

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