What to Expect in Manufacturing This Year?

Artificial intelligence, robotics, new investments, jobs, the importance of the EPR platform … What to expect in manufacturing this year ? This article from Manufacturing And Engineering Magazine lists the different changes to be expected in 2017.

“2017 promises some unique and impressive advancements in the manufacturing world. If Brexit hits as hard as many are expecting it is likely British manufacturing companies will seek new markets and in turn new products. To cater for such new investments companies will need to keep on top of new constructions and require companies to revamp their hardware and production lines.


If this becomes the case, there would need to be a significant upgrade in technology within certain companies. The question remains as to whether manufacturers are ready for such financial upheavals. Computer systems will need to be at the top of their game if they are not already, to avoid falling behind the rapid restraints ever-evolving manufacturing technology are forcing upon the modern world.


We can expect to see increased reliance on AI and robotics, although this has caused fear in many establishments it does appear many factories have already come to rely heavily on this technology. A greatly enhanced amount of AI infused technology is used by the manufacturing industry that aids factories in speed, accuracy and efficiency. Although AI is thought to increase, jobs are luckily unlikely to decrease. Instead job roles tend to be shifted from place to place and titles change so that valued workers do not lose their job but enter other departments where they are needed more.”


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