Additive Manufacturing In Industry 4.0

Additive Manufacturing In Industry 4.0
Additive manufacturing

Being a trading nation, Industry 4.0 is encouraging by Malaysia government to apply the integration of intelligent production systems and advanced information technologies few years ago. Hence, the government enhances collaborations towards increased adoption of high technology and innovation, smart manufacturing, and all matters integral to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0).

In the era of technology, production can become more flexible, efficient and automated like never before. Today, we can implement increasingly complex technologies that combine physical objects and information systems. Devices and machines can communicate with each other, exchange and process data, until evaluate their production context to self-adapt, and even make decisions. All of this happens independently, with minimal human intervention.

What is Additive Manufacturing about?

Additive manufacturing is a collection of production technologies that allows for the generation and subsequent adding of layers of material to create a final product. It is a crucial technology driving Industry 4.0 and it commonly known as 3D Printing. This technology is becoming a valuable digital technology that provide endless possibilities for manufacturing, from tooling to mass customisation across all industries.

The Advantages Of Additive Manufacturing In Industry 4.0

  1. Energy Saving And Reduce Waste Production

In typical traditional manufacturing process, machinery and equipment normally require auxiliary tools with higher energy needs. Additive manufacturing, in contrast, relatively small number of resources is required and having less need for ancillary equipment, thereby it might help to reduce the waste material while in manufacturing process.

The most important thing is the number of raw materials require is relatively lesser compare to conventional manufacturing. As a result, the energy consumption associated with raw material extraction is lower, while additive manufacturing only has overall lower energy requirements.

  • Allow Design Flexibility And Cost Saving

Additive manufacturing technology enables original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to produce fewer components within a single product, reducing the inventory significantly. This technology able to reduce business costs in tooling and Bill of Materials (BOM), decrease the time of produce final tools and fixtures. In addition, the technology provides higher degree of the design freedom that can result in a faster turnaround time hence engineers able to deliver a better result within a shorter time.

  • Environmental Preservation

The environmental benefits of additive manufacturing are an advantage for businesses looking to improve manufacturing sustainability. Among that waste reduction and energy conservation are two of the most significant. In comparison to traditional manufacturing, additive manufacturing technologies are more efficient and dramatically reduce waste product environmental impact. Because additive manufacturing only uses what is required to build a product, it has a higher material efficiency.

  • Encourage New Innovation with More Design Freedom

The way of additive manufacturing is unique in its methods compared to conventional manufacturing. Designers are given a lot of creative freedom to think about the creation they would like to produce in relation to the complete product due to 3D printing allows them to construct in any structure. 

Therefore, this enables designers to think about a new way and how to revise versions of a product that can efficiently integrate different pieces into one with less materials and equipment require within their minimum cost. For example, 3D printing allows OEMs to design complex geometry variations in three dimensions, which is difficult to achieve through traditional manufacturing processes.

  • Improve Customer Experience With Mass Customisation

Mass customisation is becoming a prominent trend as consumers are looking for a products and services that feel personalised to them. From the perspective of consumers, mass customisation creates unique products and services, in opposite for manufacturers, it means added product value and build strong customer relationships to boost loyalty.

Additive manufacturing open up whole new opportunity for customization because it does not require costly tooling changes based on consumers’ preferences. Meanwhile it is cost-effective, and allows businesses to personalize how their product’s appearance and work.

In conclusion, a powerful ERP system can definitely give a great value and strong support to additive manufacturers to keep track of a 3D printed item from the raw material to its printing, through shipping and delivery with the aim of better control on each item. 

We Help Manage Industry 4.0 Implementation via ERP System

With YGL, you’ll be working with the most experienced professionals in the ERP industry. Whether you need short-term support or resources for a long-term engagement, our ERP Consultants have the expertise to help you implement and integrate the ERP system requirement for Industry 4.0. With a core team of functional and technical ERP consultants that are both skilled and certified, we can quickly implement a robust ERP System to maximize the value of your investment.

YGL Nervo system applications allow you to enable a seamless workflow from your finance to warehouse and right down to your production efficiency by providing you the essential management dashboard which allows you to have a clear visibility.

As an industry leader in ERP system Implementation, we can be sure that each YGL consultants have the highest qualifications. We provide a wide range of ERP System Integrations with experience ranging from IOT (Internet of Things) right down to Data analytics on OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), supporting all functional modules to complete project management for your project needs. All of our consultants are fully vetted for the project they’re submitted for, which means you’re only reviewing the most qualified consultants who do what you need done.

We Can Help to implement ERP System Integration under Industry 4.0

We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us today so that we can help you with our YGL Nervo System which is strategy Industry 4.0 ready implementation needs heading towards Industry 4.0.

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