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AI and IoT in Manufacturing: Making Operations More Efficient

AI and IoT in Manufacturing: Making Operations More Efficient

Artificial intelligence and IoT (Internet of things) are two important tools in the modern business world. These technologies are being used in several fields. Talking about Artificial Intelligence, giants like Apple and Amazon have already set examples by making their innovations, Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa is a household name today. These digital applications are controlled by voice and help the user in accomplishing several tasks including household tasks as well.

However, the use of Artificial Intelligence is not only limited to the household task and mobile apps,  it has knocked on the door of several industries too. With the help of AI, it is not only possible to collect the data but also analyze the data. Thus, with the help of analysis, the developers can create an algorithm according to the needs and demands of the users. This will lead to an improvement in the sale as more and more user will be attracted as they will get what they want. 

Also, Artificial intelligence can analyze demographics which includes- location, daily behavior, and the contacts.

The digital tracking apps have certainly added a layer to the security solutions today.

As with the help of IoT (Internet of things) which includes the GPS it is now possible to track down an individual and resistance against advert situations is just a tap away. All thanks to this new technology which has practically proved itself as a volunteer when it comes to personal security.

The digital tracking apps have certainly added a layer to the security solutions today. As with the help of IoT (Internet of things) which includes the GPS it is now possible to track down an individual and resistance against advert situations is just a tap away. All thanks to this new technology which has practically proved itself as a volunteer when it comes to personal security.

But along with these fields, the technologies are also being used in the manufacturing process. AI plays a major role in the manufacturing as it helps in the maintenance of various equipment also along with that with the help of AI several new designs can be introduced and also with the help of it improvement can be done in the products and new business models can also be created.

According to a survey conducted by Forbes, it was concluded that AI has been classified as highly important by 44% of the respondents from the automotive and manufacturing sectors in the upcoming 5 years, and around 49% of the respondents believed that it was absolutely critical to success.

The Vision

It is not possible for a human with the best vision to discover a flaw which is almost half the width of a human hair. But this flaw can be discovered by a machine which is equipped with a camera and thus will be more sensitive than the human eye. Such machine- vision tools are being developed by a start-up named Landing.ai. These machines can even discover the minor microscopic defects in products such as circuit boards that too in much better resolutions. As soon as a defect is detected a signal is generated as an alert which leads to automated issue identification.

Generative Design

AI provided the manufacturers the benefit of generative designs too. The design along with the parameters for the materials and method are put into the design software and the software then go for the formation of designs alternatives. Then finally the designs are tested, and it is found out whether the design is working well or not.

It is now possible with the help of generative design to rent around 50000 computers for an hour which will cost around $20000 and with the help of this one can perform 50000 days of engineering in a single day.

Digital Twins

It refers to a virtual model of a process, product, and service. With the help of this analysis of the data can be done and also the systems can be monitored so as to solve several problems and also new opportunities can be developed by this. The digital twins also leverage the Internet of things (IoT) but there is the requirement of the learning of the machine that is being used and also of the AI. When the working with the equipment is to be done from a remote distance digital twins are the best option to go for. All the working condition, the position and the status of the time are all gathered by the sensors. Whenever these sensors monitor some fault it is received by a cloud-based system.

Predictive Maintenance

The elimination of the guesswork is done by this as the machines report their condition on an up-to-the-minute basis. It also saves the valuable time and resources of the business which includes the labor cost as well.

IoT usage can be found in the machines such as those which are used in the manufacturing of the titanium implants.

Thus both AI and IoT are being encouraged in the manufacturing industry and companies are giving them the major role in their business and with time they are expected to spread towards more areas of the business.

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