Top Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation, 2017

  • ID: 4252948
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 69 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Metal 3D Printing and Robotics Drive Opportunities in Multiple Industries

The technology and innovation research report covers the top 10 Advanced Manufacturing and Automation technologies that will have highest impact in the near-to medium-term. Key technologies in the Advanced Manufacturing and Automation cluster were evaluated to arrive at the top 10 technologies for 2017. The technologies were selected after critical evaluation of an exhaustive list of technologies using TechVision's proprietary selection methodology. The research service assesses technologies from various aspects such as nature of disruption, key technology drivers, market potential, patents, funding, applications and megatrends impacted.

The top 10 technologies covered in this research service are Robotic Exoskeletons, Metal 3D printing, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Nano 3D printing, Collaborative Industrial Robots, Friction Stir Welding/Solid State Joining, Magnetic Levitation (Maglev), Composite 3D printing, Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing and Agile Robots.

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1. Executive Summary
Research Scope
Top 50 Technologies - Selection Methodology
Trends in the Manufacturing Industry
Key Findings

2. Technology Deep Dive Robotic Exoskeletons
R&D Efforts are Geared toward Integrating Artificial and Human Intelligence with Exoskeletons
Improvements in Functionality, Physical Strength, and Integration Drive Innovations
Military, Healthcare, and Manufacturing are Key Attractive Markets
Key Innovators

3. Metal 3D Printing
Developments in Inks, Materials, and Equipment Can Propel Adoption
China Leads in Patent Publications Followed by the US
Increased Growth with Developments in Aerospace and Healthcare Markets
Key Innovators

4. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
North America Continues to Lead the CIM Market, Followed by European Region with the Potential to Gain Market Share
US Emerges as a Hotspot for CIM and Majority of the Funding is Focused Toward Developing User-friendly Software Platforms
Automotive, Aerospace, and Industrial are High Impact Sectors
Companies to Watch

5. Nano 3D Printing
Nano 3D Printing Enables Miniaturization and Reduces Scrap Rate
High Funding Observed in Europe with Nanomaterials and Nanostructures as Key Focus Areas
Consumer Electronics is a Major Market Driving Growth
Companies to Watch

6. Collaborative Industrial Robots
Safety, Collaboration, and Economical Factors Drive the Developments in Cobots
North America Leads the Patent Filing Trend
Healthcare and Aerospace Will Become Promising Markets in the Future
Companies to Action

7. Friction Stir Welding
Improved Functionalities and Eco-friendly attribute Driving Growth Opportunities
High Investments are attributed to Welding Institutes
Automotive, Aerospace, Railways, and Ship Building are Key Trending Markets
Companies to Watch in the FSW Space

8. Magnetic Levitation
Reduced Carbon Footprint, Enhanced Efficiency, and Improved Reliability are key attractive aspects
Government Funding in APAC Region is Very High
Transportation is the Main Market for Maglev
Companies to Action

9. Multi Material 3D Printing
Multi-material 3D Printing Reduces Operational Costs
Increased Funding Observed from the Public Sector and Government
High Impact on Industrial and Electronics Sectors
Companies to Watch

10. Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing
Low Manufacturing Cost and Continuous Mass Production of Flexible Devices Drive Market Growth
North America Leads in IP Trends and Funding Support from Government Encourages Technology Development
Need for Rapid Production Drives Adoption in the Consumer Electronics, Automotive, and Energy Sectors
Research University and Companies to Watch

11. Agile Robots
Improved Efficiency and Reduced Downtime Favoring Advancement
US Leads the World in Advancements of Agile Robots
Military and Defense and Homeland Security are High Impact Sectors
Research Institutes across the Globe Exploring the Potential of Agile Robots
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