IoT and Technology in the Future of Manufacturing
According to Forbes.com, The Internet of Things (IoT) is the connection of any device with an on or off switch to the internet and/or to each other, for example, cellphones, refrigerators, home security tools, etc. This also applies to components of machines, such as a jet engine of an airplane or the drill of an oil rig. The Internet of Things generally communicates by cameras or sensors embedded in its design. As technology continues to advance, the vision driving IoT portrays how smart, connected tech will continue to help humans in skilled and manual tasks. This will be done by giving them access to context-sensitive insights that answer specific questions at the right point in time.
In fact, this drive can be seen in the large number of technical manuals and procedure guides being used by communication technology methods to be able to provide real-time assistance to users worldwide. As time goes on, we are likely to see this trend taken further with the inclusion of a greater number of external data sets into the mix. In theory, not only will your manual give you a general answer, it will make adjustments based on the external factors it is experiencing at the time of your question or other operating conditions at that moment.
With the rapid growth of technology and the ease of connecting devices to the internet, the manufacturing industry has room to grow as well. Since manufacturing has the unique capability of taking an object from creation to completion, industry has many opportunities to utilize the features of The Internet of Things to enhance the objects it creates.