Industry 4.0 with cyber-physical integration: a design and manufacture perspective

Alfredo Alan Flores Saldivar, Yun Li, Wei-neng Chen, Zhi-hui Zhan, Jun Zhang, Leo Yi Chen

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    Foreseeing changes in the way companies manufacture products and provide services, future trends are emerging in design and manufacture. Together with growing internet applications and technologies connected through the cloud, a new Industrial Revolution, named “Industry 4.0”, aims to integrate cyber-virtual and cyber-physical systems to aid smart manufacturing, as presented in this paper. Connecting information and physical machinery, this new paradigm relies on how effective and fast connectivity are achieved for Industry 4.0. A new generation of wireless connection, 5G, will help and accelerate this trend. Following analysis of the present cyber-physical integration for the 4th Industrial Revolution, this paper also investigates future methodologies and trends in smart manufacturing, design and innovation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 21st International Conference on Automation and Computing: Automation, Computing and Manufacturing for New Economic Growth, ICAC 2015
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9926-8011-4
    ISBN (Print)9780992680107
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2015


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    • computational modeling
    • analytical models
    • unified modeling language
    • mathematical model
    • object oriented modeling


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