Technologies Affecting Manufacturing To A Lesser Degree

There are some advancements in technology that affect manufacturing immensely while others touch it only peripherally. Today we take a look at two innovations that will change the manufacturing industry to a lesser degree.
• In the coming years, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced robotics are going to advance in leaps and bounds. A 500% growth rate is predicted to take place in the field. Since machine learning and robotics are used in manufacturing technologies, AI is standing to inherit a significant portion of the development.
• The second trend that is going to alter manufacturing is the changes in the material used. Scientists, researchers, and manufacturers have been working for decades on creating new alloys and metals. These inventions have taken fruit and created products that can withstand:
o harsh weather conditions
o function in inhospitable settings
o provide an equal level of protection at a fraction of the weight
Furthermore, the properties of these new materials have given manufacturers a massive amount of data to look through. Selecting which substance needs to be used is going to change due to this collective information. Companies will need to sift through the data to pick material for every individual product.