Industry 4.0 is impacting Connected Manufacturing on a global scale. The integration of Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Smart Machines is providing unprecedented visibility and control into industrial processes. The combination of many Industry 4.0 technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, IIoT, Robotics, etc.) is also transforming the relationship between physical assets and virtual control via software and intuitive user interfaces.

3D Printing is poised to cause a huge shift in manufacturing as fabrication becomes much more flexible, cost effective, distributed, and on-demand. Manufacturing is no longer single-threaded as competition for similar goods opens up to many market participants. This puts the onus of differentiation on manufacturers to compete on more than just cost and availability. With the emergence of the cloud-based “as a service” model, products become services, allowing Connected Manufacturing companies to continue to compete after the sale through transformed PLM.

This research evaluates Industry 4.0 and the Connected Manufacturing market. It includes analysis of the 3D Printing market specifically. The research provides detailed forecasts for the 2017 to 2022 period for many important areas including Sensor Systems and Connected Devices, System Connectivity, Consulting Services, and more. All purchases of Mind Commerce reports includes time with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report.

Target Audience:

• Manufacturing companies
• Data management vendors
• Systems integration companies
• Industrial automation companies
• IoT and industrial service providers