The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Opportunity Engine covers innovations in collaborative robots, metal 3D printing, and remote monitoring in manufacturing. Some of the profiles include artificial intelligence-based cobots and automatic tool changer cobots, SLM and PBF advancements in metal 3D printing, remote monitoring, and maintenance in manufacturing and warehouse robots.
The Advanced Manufacturing TOE covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a monthly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software).
The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries.
1. Innovations in Advanced Manufacturing
- Addup SAS, France
- SLM Solutions Group AG, Germany
- Triplea Robotics ApS, Denmark
- Hanwha Corporation, South Korea
- Fuze, US
- Epson, US
- Spinar America, US
- Vecna Robotics, US
- Locus Robotics, US
2. Key Contacts
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- Addup SAS
- Hanwha Corporation
- Locus Robotics
- SLM Solutions Group AG
- Spinar America
- Triplea Robotics ApS
- Vecna Robotics