Industry 4.0 MSE 980 (3)
Industry 4.0 is the future of manufacturing which is driven by artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and the resulting digital transformation technologies such as digital twins. A digital twin is a virtual model of an industrial process, product, service or system across its life-cycle using real-time data to enable analysis, learning and reasoning. In the Industry 4.0 future, smart factories using additive manufacturing such as 3D printing and other computer-aided manufacturing systems are able to adaptively manufacture parts on demand, direct from digital twin designs. This course provides a comprehensive coverage on, among others, the role of data, manufacturing systems, various Industry 4.0 technologies, applications and case studies. Prerequisite: Recommended Prerequisite: MSE 380 or equivalent.