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March 16, 2018

3D Work in a 3D World: A New Era of Manufacturing


Life—and work—don’t happen in 2D. But in the past, engineers have only had two-dimensional tools at their disposal. That’s changing, and it’s changing fast. From 3D printing to virtual and augmented reality, technology is ushering in a new era of manufacturing. The future of product engineering is here. Are you ready?

An Accenture Labs research report shows that Industry X.0—a merging of technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), edge intelligence, analytics and extended reality (XR)—is driving a new era of manufacturing. Leading companies across major industries, from automotive and industrial equipment to pharmaceuticals and beyond, are harnessing these accelerating forces to seize competitive advantage.

Industry X.0 will encompass processes, workers and customers. And it will be pervasive sooner than most people think. Companies will be growing and leading “in the new” across their businesses, combining emerging technologies holistically to re-imagine how they operate at every stage of the manufacturing process. Industry X.0 applications will flow through the product engineering life cycle as augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality technologies revolutionize design, providing new tools for workers to create in 3D.

Leveraging Industry X.0, businesses will integrate multiple technologies to compress timelines from months to days, and digital businesses will go to market with new products in a fraction of the time it takes their less digital competitors.

So, what will it take to succeed in the Industry X.0 era? From concept to design to prototype, new technologies are being used, and new opportunities are opening.

Technologies include:

  • artificial intelligence
  • the liquid workforce
  • extended reality
  • embedded sensors
  • generative design
  • human-collaborative robotics

Are you ready to be part of the future of product engineering? Join us.

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