How AI is helping transform Automation in manufacturing industry ?

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Introduction: Automation in Manufacturing industry?

AI can help the transformation of Automation in manufacturing by intervening in supply chain, quality control, and product development, product design. These can help automate processes and make things easier for managers to handle.

Below have been mentioned the various aspects were Artificial Intelligence has been transforming the industry.

Manufacturing process automation:

Manufacturers need to save on both time and money , and with automation in operations through robots dealing with production aspect , we could reduce human intervention making errors made by human being lesser. Thus, saving money and time. Also, complex and repetitive task could be outsourced to AI.

Quality Control:

Artificial intelligence with its advent has made possible to make identify defects in real time possible using visual, acoustic, and other forms of sensory data. Therefore, improvements in A.I. could make production processes faster and reducing the need for manual intervention. QA control has been made possible thanks to lots of data that makes seamless integration from various sources possible such as production process, supply chain and sales.

This data can be helpful in identifying patterns and trends to have a better and more enhanced product quality and customer satisfaction.

Supply Chain Management: 

Generative A.I. is helping in automating decision making for supply chains. This done through huge amounts of data such as demand forecasting, optimizing transportation routes, manage inventory levels, historical sales, market trends and customer demand patterns. This enables accurate prediction of demand fluctuations. This leads to cost-effectiveness, and improved supply chain management. This technology also helps in constant monitoring of quantities, cycle times, lead times, errors, etc.

Therefore, A.I. could make a lot of difference in reducing wastage and excess inventory by accurately accessing the required inventory levels and other transportation efficiency making supply chain easy for manufacturers.

Product design:

Generative A.I. is making strands in the ability to analyse data and come out with cost-effective designs for products by identifying patterns and trends. Designs by A.I. has several important benefits like, speed and efficiency, making informed decision for product design, can lead to creation of products that are aligned with needs of consumer. This overall generative design enables designers with powerful tools for better design making and give the most cost-effective design options for lowering overall cost of production.

Production Processes:

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be applied to various areas of production processes including production data management, maintenance planning. This will result in reducing cost of maintenance for production lines. It can also be used for raw material price forecasting which will result in lesser material wastage.

Many more such benefits exist which are mentioned bellow as following:

  • Creative generating
  • Preventing future problems
  • Robotics
  • Process improvements
  • Enhancement of shop floor performance

Examples of AI-powered automation in Manufacturing

There are many examples of AI-powered automation being used in manufacturing. Some of the most notable include:

  • BMW: BMW is using AI-powered robots to assemble its new 3 Series sedan. The robots are able to perform a variety of tasks, including attaching parts, applying adhesives, and welding components.
  • Siemens: Siemens is using AI to optimize the production of its gas turbines. AI algorithms are used to analyze data from sensors on the production line and identify potential problems before they occur. This helps to prevent downtime and improve production efficiency.
  • Ford: Ford is using AI to develop self-driving cars. AI algorithms are used to process data from sensors on the car, such as cameras, radar, and lidar. This data is used to create a map of the environment and make decisions about how to navigate it safely.

Key takeaways:

Manufacturing is a necessary industry that has existed for centuries, but never has technology enablement so important to remain contemporary in today’s generation. It’s like, to say need of the hour to make AI and ML an essential part to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

 The benefits of AI span from, Manufacturing automation, Quality control, Process enhancement, making good and reliable designs and also in managing and analyzing data.

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