Many reductive manufacturing processes create high levels of wasted materials. Optimization is usually only done in the engineering stage prior to first production.
Goals and Objectives
Lower material costs and attainment of sustainability goals (less waste)
IoT, robotics, 3D printing, and cognitive
Use Case Summary
This includes 3D printing that is additive rather than reductive and also includes intelligent machine tools (robots) that can continuously optimize material usage based on current context.