Reductive manufacturing processes create significant levels of wasted material. Optimization is usually performed during product development prior to first production.
Goals and Objectives
Lower material costs and attainment of sustainability goals (less waste)
Hardware: Servers, storage, 3D printers, and robotics
Software: 3D printing, Big Data/analytics, cognitive/AI, machine learning, cloud, mobile, ERP, and MES
Services: IT services and connectivity services
Use Case Summary
Product form-fit-function requirements reflect production capabilities, including additive manufacturing, and intelligent machine tools (robots) that can continuously optimize material usage based on current context.