As the saying goes, technology and production go hand in hand. Over the years, advancements in technology have boosted production numbers, improved efficiencies, developed sophisticated products, lowered costs, and enhanced quality control.
That’s why more manufacturers across the world adopt modern technology to suit the appetite of their customers for the best products at the most competitive prices. Let’s take a look at some industries that have used interesting technology to take their manufacturing to the next level:
#1 Composite Manufacturing
As you probably know, a composite is a tough and resilient material made from a combination of other materials. Typically, it’s made of fibre reinforcements in a resin matrix that bonds the fibres. Modern composite manufacturing is sophisticated work that serves industries such as aerospace, automobile, navy, military, electronics, home appliances, and many more.
Of course, the most renowned composite manufacturing experts use technology to enhance production:
- Composite manufacturers use 3D printing to efficiently produce Rail lock-out mechanisms, signage components, fixtures for quality checks etc.
- Computer-controlled mixing and injection are used to improve resin infusion production by minimizing risk and enhancing product quality.
- Computer numerical control (CNC) machines help composite manufacturers produce machined items more efficiently without the hands-on involvement of labour.
- CNC textile kit cutting allows composite manufacturers to create carbon fibre, fibreglass, paper, foam, vinyl, nylon, plastics, etc., with incredible quality.
#2 Food Production
The food production industry was having a problem. Factory floors were benefiting from computers, but the computers were breaking down consistently. Unfortunately, computers were incapable of handling extreme temperatures, moisture, blood, and other elements without breaking down over time. Computer breakdowns resulted in slower production, the loss of important data, and other issues.
That’s where rugged computers came into the pictures. Rugged computers are fanless and sealed and designed to be waterproof, dustproof, and resistant to extreme heat and cold. What’s more, rugged computers come with equally rugged keyboards and monitors. Rugged computers are also drop tested to withstand shocks from vibrations and falls.
It’s not just the food production industry that benefits from such PCs. The military, navy, oceanic exploration, health care, restaurant, agriculture, dairy, mining, and outdoor sport are just some of the other industries to rely on such computers to complete their operations.
#3 Automobile Industry
The modern automobile industry relies on uses various technologies to aid in production. For example, artificial intelligence and machine learning are used to help in the research and development of emerging technologies such as electric fuel cells, driverless vehicles, and more. Likewise, cutting-edge technology is used to design state-of-the-art safety tests for all types of vehicles to keep them as safe as possible on the road.
#4 Smartphone Production
Smartphones have come a long way since the early days. Today, a smartphone is a small multipurpose device that can do everything from making phone calls and sending emails to capturing detailed photographs and videos at incredibly high resolution. Modern smartphones are assembled by machines on assembly lines at ideal temperatures after individual components are carefully manufactured.