What Does the Future Hold?
So, what’s next in prototyping? The future of prototyping, product design, and manufacturing presents some very exciting opportunities for Industry 4.0. For example, manual processes like capturing assembly procedures, the ever-shifting bill of materials required, and process and quality data are becoming digitized. Some of the residents at the Autodesk Technology Centers are advancing the field with projects that include:
- Creating AI systems that track human activity on a factory floor.
- Automating Bill of Materials (BOM) generation, delivering costing and material savings.
- Developing a platform to automate assembly processes by creating digital interfaces for assembly workers in manufacturing.