Manufacturing Concepts of the Future – Upcoming Technologies Solving Upcoming Challenges

Ronen Hadar, Arne Bilberg

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Abstract

This paper presents an examination of Western European manufacturers’ future challenges as can be predicted today. Some of the challenges analyzed in the paper are: globalization, individualism and customization and agility challenges. Hereafter, the paper presents a broad analysis on manufacturing concepts and technologies that are being developed today which may be used to solve manufacturing challenges in the future, such as: (self) reconfigurable manufacturing systems, (focused) flexible manufacturing systems, and AI inspired manufacturing. The paper will try to offer a critical point of view on manufacturing challenges, concepts, and technologies, and is meant to address both academia and industry.

Keywords: Reconfigurable manufacturing systems, manufacturing challenges, cognitive factory, mass-customization
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2. Oct 2011
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2. Oct 2011
Event4th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2. Oct 20115. Oct 2011

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period02/10/201105/10/2011

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