Role of additive manufacturing in the era of Industry 4.0

Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood, Tien C. Jen, Stephen A. Akinlabi, Sunir Hassan, Kamar O. Abdulrahman, Esther T. Akinlabi

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The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) is the new industrial revolution which, unlike the previous industrial revolutions that evolved due to achievements in energy development and innovation, is based on a combination of innovative technologies that helped to propel the manufacturing industry to this new era. These innovative technologies include artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, Internet of Things, and additive manufacturing (AM), among others. The role that AM technologies is playing in Industry 4.0 cannot be overemphasized enough. It is the main engine driving Industry 4.0, and other innovative technologies are offering great support for the successful operation of AM. In this chapter, the major roles AM is playing in Industry 4.0 are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdditive Manufacturing
Subtitle of host publicationA Tool for Industrial Revolution 4.0
EditorsM. Manjaiah, K. Raghavendra, N. Balashanmugam, J. Paulo Davim
Place of PublicationDuxford
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128220566
ISBN (Print)9780128220573
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes

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