Industrial manufacturing is what usually comes to mind when discussing the manufacturing industry. We’ve been conditioned to think of hard hats and blow torches whenever someone says they work in manufacturing. However, as technology grows, so does the manufacturing industry. There are many new areas being added to the manufacturing industry every day. Here are 3 areas of technology that will be influential in keeping American manufacturing competitive.
Energy-efficient manufacturing is growing bigger every day. Manufacturing companies are looking for more ways to continue operations without using an excessive amount of resources. The possibility of “blackout” factories that are able to operate in the dark have manufacturing engineers intrigued. These facilities have the potential to further cut costs by not needing to be heated or cooled because they’re largely ran by robots and other machines. Remanufacturing and recycling may also become more important as the priority grows to use more local materials.
Biomanufacturing is very different from industrial manufacturing. It uses biological organisms to produce products. This is being used heavily by pharmaceutical companies with the ongoing development of drugs and other medical compounds.
Mobile cases are very popular because everyone has dropped their Cellphone. The result of this very expensive mistake is usually a cracked screen that is a pain to fix. However, imagine a Cellphone that could bend when you drop it. Over the next decade, adaptable manufacturing is expected to expand in creating flexibility electronics. Due to the demand of stronger and more reliable electronic devices, adaptable manufacturing is expected to be one of the fastest growing areas of technology in today’s marketplace.