Factories of Tomorrow

In 1913, Henry Ford introduced the first assembly line. Prior to the introduction of the assembly line, an automobile took an average of 12 hours to build. The moving assembly line drastically cut that to just over an hour and a half from start to finish. In doing this, Ford was able to mass-produce the Model T as well as cut costs for the public. Today, cars are far more complex than that of the Model T. Necessity breeds innovation. In 1961, Robotics were introduced onto the factory floor by General Motors. Today, robotics can be found throughout the entire manufacturing process. With the support of IoT, we are now able to do far more than ever before with automated manufacturing
In Digi-Key’s Three-Part Future Factories video series, we will look at the state of the manufacturing industry, where it is today, and where it is headed into the future. Exploring multiple subjects relating to the conversation and bringing in key players facilitating innovation for business users and ultimately the end customer.
To read more, click here. https://www.digikey.com/en/blog/revolutionizing-the-world-of-manufacturing
To watch the Future Factories Video series, https://www.digikey.com/en/resources/iot-resource-center/future-factories

1 Like