Intelligent Manufacturing

  • Kaushik KumarEmail author
  • Divya Zindani
  • J. Paulo Davim
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


Industry 4.0 is the next generation of the industry that promises to bring in flexibility in the manufacturing environment, improvising productivity and thereby resulting in customized products and goods with enhanced quality. The promising aspect of Industry 4.0 has encouraged industries to meet the different challenges associated with the production of customized products with enhanced quality and short lead-time to market. It is intelligent manufacturing that plays a crucial role in the success of Industry 4.0. With the framework of Industry 4.0, various resources are converted to intelligent objects that can sense and therefore act accordingly within the smart environment. The present chapter is, therefore, an attempt to illuminate the readers with the associated key concepts such as intelligent manufacturing, cloud manufacturing, and Industry 4.0. Key enabling technologies such as big data analytics, cyber-physical systems, Internet of things, information and communication technology and cloud computing have been discussed in this chapter. The chapter also provides an overview of platforms in intelligent manufacturing and on few emerging trends in intelligent manufacturing. The chapter finally concludes with future perspectives for intelligent manufacturing in the context of Industry 4.0.


Industry 4.0 Intelligent manufacturing Internet of Things Cloud computing Manufacturing platforms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBirla Institute of TechnologyMesra, RanchiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology SilcharSilchar, CacharIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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