Even though manufacturing is extremely diverse, certain trends have been identified to have the potential to significantly impact the future of manufacturing. Among them are predictive maintenance, which will replace the traditional paradigm of breaking and repairing. So called cobots will assist and work alongside humans in the factory of the future. Digital Twins have the capacity to simulate and thus to adapt entire production chains before they are built. Energy efficiency and integrated energy will be important themes given the attempts to contain global emissions.

Trends & Challenges

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Increased connectivity provides the means to optimize workflows

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Big Data and Artificial Intelligence will increase efficiency and guide decision making

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Predictive maintenance will save costs and lower downtimes

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Deployment of robots demands alterations of regulatory and security measures

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Nanomaterials and 3d-printing allow mass customization and easier prototyping

Success Story

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Country and Trend Analyses for machine-building, automotive, food and beverage, electronics, bio-tech, and pharmaceutical industries

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The analysis contained the creation of a longlist, including contact details, among others

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The analysis was used for strategic expansion purposes in Cambodia