Posted by Jaydeep Chauhan on March 21st, 2017
The impact of 4th industrial revolution on industrial equipment manufacturers is significant and has brought new ways of thinking from design to manufacturing. As an industrial equipment manufacturer, it is vital to evaluate your existing manufacturing processes and measure the efficiency, to successfully compete in the age of Industry 4.0, which is all about social, smart and flexible production with high value adding services.
To successfully transform your organization into an efficient manufacturing unit, there are few things you certainly need to know and ask few questions to establish best practices that are specific to your manufacturing setup.
If the answer to above questions is YES, you probably are following industry best practices that lead to efficient manufacturing processes and in turn enhanced productivity and profitability. However, if you felt hesitant in answering few questions or answered NO to some or all of the questions, keep reading further!
Maintaining pace with the Industry 4.0 revolution requires adopting right tools and technologies that can work in your favor and help in improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes. It is important as a manufacturer to realize the need of eliminating 2D design workflows and embrace 3D modeling approach across the entire value chain. 3D models open multiple opportunities to keep design process efficient and communicate the product design clearly to both technical and non-technical staff.
Maintaining efficiency is a key for industrial equipment manufacturers to successfully compete in an age of Industry 4.0. And, this is possible through bringing about a change in the product design processes.
Manufacturers with the aid of 3D CAD platforms can aim for modular product architecture with ease and can also develop a strategy to reuse items and best practices. 3D CAD models eventually allow everyone involved in the product development process to remain on the same page through efficient collaboration and clear design communication.
About Author: Jaydeep Chauhan is an Engineering Specialist working at Mechanical 3D Modelling for the past 1 year. He caters critical engineering challenges with ease and performs exhaustive procedures to develop robust, well-engineered and high performance designs. He can always be found in the lab discussing, brainstorming and tweaking designs.