Additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is the process of creating products by layering materials until a complete 3D object is created. The process can transform digital design data and turn it into physical object using materials, such as plastic, metal, ceramic, concrete. chocolate and even human tissue. AM has the potential to […]

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

The industrial IoT (IIoT) forms an integral part of Industry 4.0, and smart manufacturing refers to interconnected sensors, and other input/output devices linked to manufacturing applications, supporting industrial automation and digitalisation. The secure wired and wireless connectivity, the modular framework allows flexible production and adaptation of production lines responding to pull requests.

Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) integration with Industry 4.0

The meaning of the term Industry 4.0 has not been concluded. There is a level of ambiguity of what it means for the construction industry[1]   According to Jim Mansfield, the Industry 4.0 is a subset of Fourth Industrial Revolution which includes technologies, software, and processes that are generally not associated with the Architecture, Engineering […]