Tag: digital factory

Smart Factory
Industry 4.0 Innovation Manufacturing Engineering Risk Management Strategy Technology

The Smart Factory: what risks and what challenges?

What will be the risks and challenges in implementing a Smart Factory, a structure capable of adapting autonomously to market needs, to the production volumes variations and to the mass personalization? The technological evolution within our production systems, also known as Industry 4.0, will lead to a new way of producing goods, more automated and…

Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems
Industry 4.0

Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems: how to enable flexibility

Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS) are attractive options to handle mass personalization, as the system can be continuously reconfigured in accordance with the demanded volumes and products, although the development of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems is a particularly challenging task compared to the development of a traditional manufacturing system. Indeed, mass personalization can be considered one of…

industry 4.0 and gear manufacturing
Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Engineering

Industry 4.0 and gear manufacturing

How to apply the principles and technologies of Industry 4.0 to gear manufacturing? Traditionally, gears are produced by using well-established processes in the field of machining, special processes – including heat treatments – and inspection methods. Following, some production limits related to the gear manufacturing are presented and how new technologies can lead to more…