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Manufacturing the future at a pivotal point in history

Industry 4.0 is in danger of becoming a buzzword, but the technology involved is transforming manufacturing

28th May, 2017
Dr Andrew Lynch is the Chief Innovation Officer, with Irish Manufacturing Research. He also chairs the National Steering Committee in Cobotics, and is the National Delegate on several manufacturing policy fora across a number of European platforms

Dr Andrew Lynch, chief innovation officer at Irish Manufacturing Research, is enthused about the ongoing transformation of manufacturing through industry 4.0 – though he is cooling somewhat on term itself, due to overuse.

“It is certainly something that is coming in a big way, but one of the concerns people have is that ‘industry 4.0’ has become a marketing term, almost like ‘innovation’, it means all things to all people,” he said....

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