2016 Top Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (TechVision)
An array of new technologies driven by the digitalization trend will empower manufacturers to set foot into the digital era in 2016. This year will progress as a strategic year when most manufacturing companies will engage in information gathering and drawing strategies to make best use of new technologies into their operations. In the forthcoming years, manufacturing companies will undergo a gradual transformation in their organizational structures and operation patterns influenced by digital technologies.
The technology and innovation report covers the top 10 advanced manufacturing and automation technologies that will have highest impact in the near- and medium-term. Key technologies in the cluster were evaluated to arrive at the top 10 technologies for 2016. The technologies were selected after critical evaluation of an exhaustive list of technologies using TechVision's proprietary selection methodology. The report assesses technologies from various aspects such as patents, funding, applications, megatrend impact, disruptiveness and market potential. The top 10 technologies covered in this report are additive manufacturing, digital manufacturing, collaborative industrial robots, agile robots, robotic exoskeletons, micromanufacturing, multi material joining, composites manufacturing, unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), and magnetic levitation (maglev).
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