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providing manufacturers with connections, collaborative relationships, and certifications for improving manufacturing processes.

The Smart Factory Institute, in collaboration and partnership with the Volkswagen Academy, is available to all manufacturers, large and small, across the country for innovation and workforce training.

A GLOBAL NETWORK

of Deutsche Messe Technology Academies driving the adoption of Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing operations.

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Beijing
(in consideration)

Chattanooga

Hanover

Port Elizabeth (2022)

Foshan

Nanjing

Jinan

Qingdao
(in consideration)

SMART FACTORY:

The Factory of the Future

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) will bring advances in customized manufacturing through the coupling of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and plant floor automation and information systems. 

Smart Manufacturing is the intelligent real-time synchronization and optimization of business, physical and digital processes within factories and across the entire value chain. Other phrases that when discussing related CPS technologies may include Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Smart Homes, and Smart Appliances.

Cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things are made up of seven elements which include:

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System

Integration

Artificial

Intelligence

Big Data & Analytics

Cloud Based

Computing

Augmented & Virtual Reality

Collaborative

Robots

Additive

Manufacturing

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Our Technology Partners

The Smart Factory Institute’s technology partners help small to large manufacturers boost productivity, reduce cost and build resiliency in their production processes by providing advanced technologies and digital solutions.

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