MANU08001 0000 Industry 4.0
This module aims to allow students to gain theoretical knowledge and understanding of the challenges and opportunities posed by the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). Topics will include smart manufacturing, robotics, innovation and knowledge management, and smart factories. Students will gain an understanding of the complexities between new technologies and how best to manage the integration of these in manufacturing companies that need to change their processes, structures and business models in order to remain competitive.
Students will also gain an appreciation of the need for interdisciplinary skills and digital expertise to deliver smart products and services. Students will learn the importance of problem solving using Industry 4.0 technologies for the production chains of the future.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Have knowledge and understanding of the role of Industry 4.0 in today’s manufacturing industries, as well as the challenges and opportunities this brings at project and management levels.
Have detailed knowledge and understanding of one or more of the latest technologies of Industry 4.0.
Demonstrate an understanding of the engineer’s role in the digitalized world, and how this can contribute to the transformation of manufacturing environments towards Smart Factories.
Analyze and interpret data from a real world disruptive digitization problem, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in the use of Industry 4.0, and make informed judgments, considering the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
In this module students will attend lectures, which will include case studies and guest lectures. There will also be industrial visits. These will all help to explain and demonstrate the principles and application of Industry 4.0.
Module Assessment Strategies
The module is 100% CA and submissions will consist of the following:
- A report (80%) of 2,000 words analysing and discussing a case study;
- A presentation (20%) of the findings.
The learners must pass all the continuous assessment elements of the module.
Where a learner fails the CA element of the module they will be required to resubmit their report and copy of the presentation.
Simulation, Additive Manufacturing, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Big Data & Analytics, Industrial Internet of Things, Autonomous/Smart Robots, Horizontal & Vertical System Integration, Real-&-virtual Combined Environments and Human-Machine Interactions (AR, VR, MR, XR).
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Report||Continuous Assessment||Essay||80 %||Week 13||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Viva||Continuous Assessment||Interview||20 %||Week 13||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Flat Classroom||Lecture and Case Studies||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent research||4||Weekly||4.00|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Lecture||Not Specified||Lecture and Case Studies||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent research||5||Weekly||5.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2019-06-03 Industry 4.0 and Engineering for a Sustainable Future Springer
ISBN 3030129527 ISBN-13 9783030129521
This unique volume considers the emergence of Industry 4.0 (i4.0) and the many ways the multifaceted field of Engineering is transforming our ideas and our options around sustainability. It points to emerging technological advances that are facilitating industrial process improvements to artificial intelligences promise to help us live smartly and manage energy demand. Engineering for a sustainable future is an exploding area of research. This book provides coverage of key case studies from industrial partners such as Ericsson, British Telecom (BT), BMW, Matrixx and research from different UK and international institutions. Examines Smart Engineering Design; Considers how Communication Technologies are developing in the age of i4.0 (from 4G to 6G and beyond); Using interesting case studies from large manufacturers such as BMW to examine Rapid Prototyping and Digital manufacturing; Covers some key issues about Big Data and network security and discusses Blockchain; Provides fresh insight into Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality; Discusses global warming and discusses how urban heat islands are having a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of inhabitants in major cities; Provides interesting case studies to determine the industry 4.0 (I4.0) readiness of eight Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs).
2019-06-18 Automation, Production Systems and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Larsen and Keller Education
ISBN 1641720948 ISBN-13 9781641720946
Automation is the technology that is designed to function without human assistance. Various control systems are used for the operation of equipment used in factories, boilers, ships, aircraft, etc. Automation is achieved by integrating hydraulic, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and electronic devices and computers. It results in labor, electricity cost and material cost saving. It also ensures improvement of quality, precision and accuracy. Computer-integrated manufacturing is the approach to the use of computers for controlling the production process. It allows the exchange of information between processes. It is used in multiple domains, such as in mechanical engineering, electronic design automation, industrial and production engineering, etc. This book unfolds the innovative aspects of automation, production systems and computer-integrated manufacturing which will be crucial for the holistic understanding of modern manufacturing. Most of the topics introduced herein cover new techniques and the applications of these processes. As this field is emerging at a rapid pace, the contents of this book will help the readers understand the modern concepts and applications of the subjects.
2019-06-06 Simulation for Industry 4.0 Springer
ISBN 3030041360 ISBN-13 9783030041366
The book shows how simulations long history and close ties to industry since the third industrial revolution have led to its growing importance in Industry 4.0. The book emphasises the role of simulation in the new industrial revolution, and its application as a key aspect of making Industry 4.0 a reality and thus achieving the complete digitisation of manufacturing and business. It presents various perspectives on simulation and demonstrates its applications, from augmented or virtual reality to process engineering, and from quantum computing to intelligent management. Simulation for Industry 4.0 is a guide and milestone for the simulation community, as well as those readers working to achieve the goals of Industry 4.0. The connections between simulation and Industry 4.0 drawn here will be of interest not only to beginners, but also to practitioners and researchers as a point of departure in the subject, and as a guide for new lines of study.
2019 Digital Manufacturing and Assembly Systems in Industry 4.0 CRC Press
ISBN 1138612723 ISBN-13 9781138612723
Manufacturing, like other industries, is rising to the challenges imposed by aggressive consumer demands and the need for cost-effective processing that delivers quality in the fastest possible time. Fierce competition means that keeping abreast of new developments and applications in technology is essential if companies are to meet demands profitably and keep ahead of competitors. This book investigates the design and management of digital manufacturing and assembly systems for an efficient, flexible, and modular production of customized products using the I40 (industry 4.0)-enabling technologies. This book will also provide case studies covering modeling, simulation, and optimization. eBook includes color figures. Discusses how the advancement of data communication and storage through the Internet of Things (IoT) opens the possibilities of connecting sensors, robots, and devices Sheds light on how the human role in industry is decreasing due to the development of connected manufacturing floors, allowing them to take more control over the manufacturing processes, decisions, and even maintenance Covers the benefits from exploiting digital manufacturing, manufacturing enterprises, and what they expect to achieve Explains the important roles that modeling, simulation, and optimization play Investigates the design and management of digital manufacturing and assembly systems for an efficient, flexible, and modular production of customized products exploiting the I40 (industry 4.0)-enabling technologies p;lt;/P> Sheds light on how the human role in industry is decreasing due to the development of connected manufacturing floors, allowing them to take more control over the manufacturing processes, decisions, and even maintenance Covers the benefits from exploiting digital manufacturing, manufacturing enterprises, and what they expect to achieve Explains the important roles that modeling, simulation, and optimization play Investigates the design and management of digital manufacturing and assembly systems for an efficient, flexible, and modular production of customized products exploiting the I40 (industry 4.0)-enabling technologies
2014-06-15 Sustainable Manufacturing CRC PressI Llc
ISBN 1439845190 ISBN-13 9781439845196
A resource for students and practitioners, this book covers a wide range of topics, including product design, supply chain management, performance indicators, implementation framework, information system, requirements, and mathematical models. The text features case studies, end-of-chapter review questions, an instructor's manual, as well as online supplemental materials such as PowerPoint slides and sample exam questions with solutions. It provides practitioners in the industry with valuable insights into the sustainable manufacturing principles that enable them to effectively use these practices to their maximum benefits.
2019 Lean Manufacturing
ISBN 1536157252 ISBN-13 9781536157253
The paradigm of manufacturing is undergoing a major evolution throughout the world. The use of computers, the Internet and new challenges related to the Industry 4.0 have changed the way we engineer and manufacture products. Improving production with Lean Thinking is an evolution of a traditional approach in order to improve its processes to remain competitive in the global market. Lean Manufacturing is a multidimensional approach that embraces a wide variety of management practices in a unified system. These practices contain, quality systems, team work, and supplier management, among others. Nowadays, other practices have been adopted such as human factors and ergonomics. This book presents contributions of Lean Manufacturing applications in the world development and is intended to provide a comprehensive view of issues related to this area, with a specific focus on lean engineering principles; it is full of practical production examples of how Lean Thinking can be applied effectively to production systems. This work was conceptualized for an audience of graduate students mainly; however, it can also be consulted by engineers and company managers who seek state-of-the-art applications on Lean Manufacturing within a wide diversity of scenarios and conditions. The book, organized into 17 chapters, is intended to be an excellent source for dissemination of applied researches, lean concepts, and practices that have been successfully applied in the developing world domain. The book is also an excellent example of academy purpose with collaboration between different institutions from different countries that provide a global approach. Maria Joo Viamonte, PhD ISEP's President
2019-09-24 3D Printers and Additive Manufacturing
ISBN 1695364988 ISBN-13 9781695364981
Over the years, there has been an increased demand for the manufacture of objects and products of high complexity, leading to the evolution of manufacturing processes. As a result, several technologies have been developed to try to supportthese market needs. Among these technologies, we can highlight the 3D printers, which in recent years has been shown a popularization in the global media.Another phenom which has been seen along the last couple years is the rise of industry 4.0. Into the main foundations of this new industry revolution, we can highlight the 3D printers, 3D scanners, artificial intelligence and virtual/augmented reality.For this reason, the main goal of this book is to introduce basic concepts about all the main 3D printing technologies, presenting how 3D printers help industry 4.0 to rise.
Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Gov. of Ireland), 2019. Ireland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy 2020-2025.