Digital Manufacturing: Challenges and Best Practices (SUM)
Digital manufacturing offers the promise of improved productivity, sustainability, and quality through the leverage of manufacturing simulations, information management, and real-time controls. This panel discussion investigates the top priorities from end users and solution providers including topics such as knowledge re-use, change and configuration management, pre-launch performance verification, and multi-faceted process design. The panelists also comment on the next biggest advances in digital manufacturing and their interpretation of the most significant upcoming technologies with promise for acceleration of digitization in manufacturing.
Keywords: digital manufacturing, manufacturing simulations, real-time controls, knowledge re-use, control/process management, programmable logic controllers, PLCs, programmable automation controllers, PACs, bill of process, collaboration