For me, the phrase “Factory of the Future” instantly conjures up an image of a fully automated, data-driven, lights-out facility cranking out mass-customized goods without missing a beat. It is full of best-case scenarios for the technology I cover, melding the ideal use cases technology manufacturers often discuss into one seamless environment. At best it is a blend of future and fantasy. While it is fun to think of what could be possible, there is nothing quite like going through a pandemic to help put the future in perspective. Without much warning, the pandemic tested the feasibility of many Factory of the Future theories. Undoubtedly, it has put a wealth of technologies in the spotlight – and often for good reason, when they have been able to rise to the occasion and address blaring areas of concern.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has been awarded a $2M grant