- Robots, 3D printing, and drones are features of the new manufacturing world-order, which even a few years ago seemed experimental.
- Financing these innovations can sometimes be challenging, however, as margins in manufacturing tend to be thin.
- Innovation does cause concern over lost employment opportunities. Companies are looking at ways to reskill workers for a more automated future.
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The manufacturing industry is in the midst of a major shift to adopt next-generation technologies. “Digital twins” of aircraft and other assets enable companies to monitor parts for maintenance well before they break down, saving valuable time and money. Robots now routinely work alongside humans on factory floors handling mundane tasks, like transporting pallets.
Drones will soon start flying around large warehouses to