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The Influence of Smart Manufacturing towards Energy Conservation: A Review

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 38505, USA
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Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 38505, USA
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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
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Department of Engineering Technology and Management, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
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Center for Manufacturing Research, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 38505, USA
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Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
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Technologies 2020, 8(2), 31; https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies8020031
Received: 20 March 2020 / Revised: 18 May 2020 / Accepted: 20 May 2020 / Published: 25 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Innovations in Materials Processing)
Today, the current trends of manufacturing are towards the adaptation and implementation of smart manufacturing, which is a new initiative to turn the traditional factories into profitable innovation facilities. However, the concept and technologies are still in a state of infancy, since many manufacturers around the world are not fully knowledgeable about the benefits of smart manufacturing compared to their current practices. This article reviews several aspects of smart manufacturing and introduces its advantages in terms of energy-saving and production efficiency. This article also points out that some areas need further research so that smart manufacturing can be shaped better. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart manufacturing; energy; cyber-physical system; data analytics; Industrial Internet-of-Things; artificial intelligence; additive manufacturing; robotics smart manufacturing; energy; cyber-physical system; data analytics; Industrial Internet-of-Things; artificial intelligence; additive manufacturing; robotics
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Terry, S.; Lu, H.; Fidan, I.; Zhang, Y.; Tantawi, K.; Guo, T.; Asiabanpour, B. The Influence of Smart Manufacturing towards Energy Conservation: A Review. Technologies 2020, 8, 31.

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