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What is Industry 4.0 and why designers need to understand manufacturing......?

Caroline Raper - Friday, October 05, 2018

This week In the News........What IS Industry 4.0, design & manufacturing should work hand in hand, how Google is taking on car infotainment systems...

  • Are you using the term Industry 4.0 in the right context.........
  • What happens when designers don't understand manufacturing well enough....
  • Google go into automotive operating systems with Audi & Volvo......

ARE YOU USING THE TERM INDUSTRY 4.0 Correctly.....?

Top 5 highlights from @engineering.com of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2018) held last month in the US…..including:

  • are you using the term Industry 4.0 correctly?   
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • The Skills Gap

 IMTS Exhibition 2018

WHAT CAN GO WRONG WHEN DESIGNERS DON'T KNOW MANUFACTURING WELL ENOUGH.....

  • Products that can't be produced
  • Items that cost far too much 
  • Inappropriate materials 
  • design and prototyping take forever
  • Aesthetics over functionality.......

…...we couldn’t have put it better ourselves….this article focusses on the medical device sector but it's all too true across other areas

That’s why our clients keep coming back as we do manufacturing so we can design from scratch or value engineer your existing design to achieve your goals…..and turn around a prototype in less than a year!!!  Much less!!

GOOGLE MOVE INTO CAR OPERATING SYSTEMs..... 

Google to power cars operating systems - look out for new Audi’s and Volvos from next year with Renault, Mitsubishi & Nissan following after…. move over Apple Carplay, there’s a new kid in town!  

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