Has there ever been a better time for industrial robots? Well, let’s see. There are more companies thinking more creatively and introducing more new models that perform more tasks than ever before, so … no. This is pretty much the golden age.
IoT being built into product design… manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model… and 3D printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale.
These are what we think are the nine greatest developments for manufacturing in the past year.