From plastic toys to Industry 4.0: How Taiwan is using science to upgrade its manufacturing

Credit: Geoffroy de Crécy In 2016, industrial engineer Chen-Fu Chien was asked to lead a university research centre in Taiwan that would develop new manufacturing technologies using artificial intelligence (AI).Rather than aiming to publish academic papers, his brief was to produce ideas that could be quickly transferred into industrial settings, says Chien. His research at…

From plastic toys to Industry 4.0: How Taiwan is using science to upgrade its manufacturing

Credit: Geoffroy de Crécy In 2016, industrial engineer Chen-Fu Chien was asked to lead a university research centre in Taiwan that would develop new manufacturing technologies using artificial intelligence (AI).Rather than aiming to publish academic papers, his brief was to produce ideas that could be quickly transferred into industrial settings, says Chien. His research at…

The Digital Twin: A Smart Tool

Photo: Getty The term “digital twin” is commonly associated with smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0, but the “twin” part dates back at least to the 1960s. As part of the Apollo program, NASAcreated twinsof the Command Module, Lunar Module and Lunar Rover. The twins all stayed on the ground but […]

Samsung SDS BrandVoice: 3 Must-Haves For Intelligent Manufacturing

Samsung SDS Manufacturers today are facing headwinds on multiple fronts. Internally, management teams are struggling to extract valuable insights from the mountain of data being generated by their systems, and disparate production sites further complicate already complex operations. Externally, customers are demanding more customized products, even as competition from low-cost […]