Reshaping the business of building products
Industry 4.0 is the manufacturing movement that’s changing everything. Defined by unparalleled machine intelligence and connectivity, it introduces cyber-physical systems and IoT on the factory floor.
Our advanced manufacturing investments are driving rapid progress in this field.
We’ve incorporated advanced simulation and modelling techniques across our factories, accelerating time-to-market, improving yields and reducing cost and waste. Because we don’t need to physically test, we are able to plan and optimize factory and line set up, equipment flow, and employee experience all before your product goes into production.
Automation and robotics
We increase quality and efficiency by applying our deep expertise in automation and robotics across our factories. This includes integrating smart technologies, wherever possible. On our factory floors, we take advantage of robots, cobots, and mobile robots to automate repetitive tasks, tasks that are difficult for humans, and to ensure employee safety. In addition, AI and advanced analytics alert us before machines need maintenance, which reduces downtime and increases throughput on our factory lines.
Fueled by Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sensors, connected devices and other smart technology, we focus on getting actionable data across factories, employees, customers and suppliers to optimize both process and production. This digital transformation increases efficiency, reduces risk, and enables more intelligent, faster decision making.
We optimize your designs via additive manufacturing for better functionality, product customization and parts and cost management. Making parts on demand, you reduce lead times and minimize excess inventory. We offer technical and application support at any stage of the product lifecycle. This includes feasibility studies to qualify technologies and determine what’s best. In each region, we provide a full suite of in-house industrial additive manufacturing technologies.