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The manufacturing sector is seeing a surge in automation. Currently still, more than 85% of the tasks in an average factory is non-automated. But it is estimated that in a decade or two, thanks to automation, the overall productivity of the same average factory might increase by 50%.
That would be the next major innovation line for manufacturing goods. But what about in the far future?
Mass production : Check
100% Automation : Check
Manufacturing in seconds : Check
But how are the products lined up? In the far future, each product would be connected to a potential buyer right before it enters the market. That buyer would be able to pass instructions to the factory working machines to specify the requirements in the product. This could happen on the scale of every second measured while manufacturing the product. The buyer could have the potential to completely change the functioning of the product as compared to the others produced from the same factory line.
3-D Printing has the potential to produce the most complicated parts with ease and this technology also helps in the assembly. A modification of 3-D printing would include Automated Design Technology which would be a characteristic of Artificial Creativity where the computer would generate a basic design of its own while analyzing the needs and application.
Reverse Engineering would be the technology of the old. A particular change in a product's dimensions and tolerances could be effectively reversed by one step, or even hundreds of steps. This will be possible due to unmatched precision in designing and combining components of a product. Also the credit would go to accurate tolerance levels which can allow the reversal without damaging other dimensions.
So the problem of faulty manufacturing would become extinct. The world would boast 100% perfect products for all sectors and for everyone.