The latest Smart Manufacturing Trends of 2015

An article in Business (April 1, 2015) titled “The latest Smart Manufacturing Trends of 2015” ( describes the growing trends of Smart Manufacturing that are saving costs and improving communication in the industrial sector. First, the author highlights Big Data & cloud computing as a continuous innovation processes that encourages companies to improve their data collection methods and optimize their physical space after transferring most of their data from servers to the cloud. Second, the article describes the importance of virtual manufacturing to not only draw up ideas but also test them before wasting time and resources. Finally, the author explains the relevance of distributed manufacturing to enhance product verification, location and time-stamps of the industrial processes. Will these trends maintain in the next couple of years? What other potential trends will be added to the list within the future?

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