This E-learning course is an on-demand programme that provides a comprehensive overview of the transformative concepts of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing. Discover the key technologies that are shaping the future of manufacturing and driving improvements in productivity, quality, innovation, agility and customer experience.
Across 6 separately bookable modules you will explore the benefits of Industry 4.0 for your company and learn about the practical implementation opportunities and challenges it presents. The convenient E-learning format enables you to undertake each course module at a time and pace that suits you (over a 90-day access period), with the ability to re-visit and repeat modules to consolidate your learning.
This module introduces the fundamental concepts of Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing. Learn about the opportunities and challenges that Industry 4.0 presents for manufacturers. Discover the key technologies that underpin Industry 4.0. Understand what the future of Industry 4.0 looks like and the implications for your company.
Part 1 – Industry 4.0 Introduction and Overview:
Part 2 – Overview of Key Technologies in Industry 4.0:
Part 3 – Future Trends in Industry 4.0:
Watch this short demo video from Module 1
This module introduces the concept of collaborative robotics and their role in flexible and autonomous smart manufacturing. Learn about the structure, benefits and challenges of collaborative robotics. Understand the industrial applications of perception technologies and smart robots. Explore a case study of the development of a collaborative robot solution in manufacturing and the business benefits achieved.
Part 1 – Introduction to Collaborative Robots:
Part 2 – Safety, Perception and Mobile Robotics:
Part 3 – Case Study of Flexible Automation using Collaborative Robotics:
Watch this short demo video from Module 2
This module introduces the concepts of simulation technologies and Digital Twins and their role in digital manufacturing. Learn about the different levels and uses of simulation technologies (including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality). Discover the requirements to develop and implement Digital Twins and their industrial applications. Explore the role of Building Information Modelling and Digital Twins in Factory Planning.
Part 1 – Simulation in Manufacturing:
Part 2 – Digital Twins in Manufacturing:
Part 3 – Building Information Modelling and Digital Twins in Factory Planning:
Watch this short demo video from Module 3
This module provides an overview of the systems and data integration elements required to achieve seamless digital production and digital shop floor management. Understand the key components of vertical and horizontal data integration. Learn about the different categories and capabilities of Manufacturing Execution Systems. Discover the requirements to make the transition to digital shop floor management as part of your Industry 4.0 implementation strategy.
Part 1 – Vertical and Horizontal Data Integration:
Part 2 – Manufacturing Execution Systems:
Part 3 – Digital Shop Floor Management:
Watch this short demo video from Module 4
This module introduces Industrial IoT and data integration as critical elements of Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing. Learn about key data analytics tools and techniques for your business. Discover the layers of Industrial IoT architecture and the considerations for systems connectivity and interoperability. Learn about the benefits of IoT gateways with edge computing capabilities.
Part 1 – Introduction to Data Analytics:
Part 2 – Industrial Internet of Things:
Part 3 – Edge Computing and Cyber Security:
Watch this short demo video from Module 5
This module provides an overview of Artificial Intelligence technologies and their application in manufacturing as a core component of Industry 4.0. Understand the different classifications of A.I. technologies and their role in cognitive manufacturing. Learn about fundamental machine learning and deep learning techniques. Explore real-world applications of A.I. in smart manufacturing.
Part 1 – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence:
Part 2 – Overview of A.I. Technologies:
Part 3 – Examples of A.I. Applications in Manufacturing:
Watch this short demo video from Module 6
Bespoke learning solutions for 1-100+ users to align your teams on the benefits of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing.
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Dr. Erwin Rauch is Assistant Professor for Manufacturing Technology and Systems at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy) and has more than 10 years of professional experience in industrial consulting. He is Head of the Smart Mini Factory laboratory for Industry 4.0 and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Fraunhofer Italia. Erwin is a leading expert on Industry 4.0, Smart and Sustainable Production Systems, and Digital Manufacturing, and is one of the top 3 authors with the most scientific publications on Industry 4.0.Read More
This E-learning course is developed for business and technology executives within manufacturing, engineering, operations and design who require a comprehensive overview of Industry 4.0 and the opportunities it presents to drive improvements in productivity, quality, innovation, flexibility and customer experience.
The course covers the fundamental concepts and technologies of Industry 4.0 that are creating high-quality manufacturing businesses and enhancing their global competitiveness by developing the smart factories, products and services of the future.
"The course took away the mystery surrounding Industry 4.0."
"I found the organisation of the material and the foundational information on which this topic builds very helpful in putting the big picture in context."
"The presentations had excellent content. The real-world experience and predictions of where the industry is going, as well as how these tools are actually used today, was most useful."
“A very comprehensive summary of smart manufacturing with examples of use cases.”
“A great recipe to build your Industry 4.0 roadmap.”
“Excellent overview of what exists today and its application within the manufacturing industry.”
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