Advanced manufacturing enables management of large volumes of manufacturing obtaining customized products, tailored to the changing customers demands. It involves a high degree of flexibility in production processes, short design and manufacturing cycles, and cost control.
The incorporation of technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) (semantics, automated reasoning), Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, cloud computing and virtual reality allows manufacturing connecting machines, processes, systems and people, creating new ways to design, produce and interact with the market.
Furthermore, advances in robotics and automation with intelligent sensors and biosensors, linked to online control technologies, allow to monitor all types of quality and safety parameters and manage the inputs.
The advanced factory concept consists of intelligent machines playing multiple tasks. The production process is governed automaticaly thanks to the interoperability and connectivity among these intelligent machines besides the massive analysis of in real time extracted data.