INDUSTRY 4.0 proved to be an excellent vehicle for driving forward the agenda of connected machines and the Industrial Internet of Things. In the last 5 year, the pace of change in manufacturing industry regarding the levels of digitilisation has been dramatic, enabled by service offerings and solutions from vendors and suppliers and researchers.
With this level of digital infrastructure in place, the key questions arise of how to get value from the data, how to effect change in manufacturing processes that have impact, increasing energy efficiency, optimizing use of consumables, reducing risk of part damage.
The opportunity now is to make the manufacturing process SMART. Dr. O Donnell will present on research undertake in the medical manufacturing industry on the use of embedded sensing in in-process analytics to drive change within the manufacturing processes.
Professor Garret O Donnell, Director Science and Technology in Advanced Manufacturing (STAM), Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Department, Trinity College Dublin