The term "Industry 4.0" has quickly gained traction across the manufacturing industry as the primary descriptor for the increased digitization of manufacturing—also known as the rise of the “digital factory."
Following the Indian government’s push for a green future and economic development, the manufacturing of supercritical components in power generation is vital. SSDE using the Nikon ALTERA CMM have helped to increase energy efficiency by 40 percent with the production of super-critical turbine blades.
AATA found that the total global revenue from NDT equipment manufacturers reached nearly $2.1 billion during 2015 with $923.4 million attributed to primary equipment sales and $584.6 million to secondary equipment.
With the easy access to CAD design software and an untold number of online tutorials, it’s never been easier for a young enthusiast to roll up their sleeves, open a how-to YouTube video, and create something new.
But with designers entering the field in less traditional ways, we’re also witnessing a growing divide between designers and the manufacturers responsible for executing on their designs.