From Germany’s Industry 4.0 mission to Made in China 2025 and Make in India mission to British Factory of the Future in 2050, digital manufacturing (DM) is promoting in the world’s major industrial countries as a technology foundation of the future manufacturing. At the same time, in the different segments of the DM realm, different forms of information technologies (IT) are flourishing such as the following: computer-aided manufacturing, robotics control in manufacturing, and process simulation. This paper is aimed to review the latest initiatives of DM in the leading universities and major industrial countries. Along with, a critical literature review of various initiatives in the area of DM-assisted hybrid additive manufacturing (DM-HAM) has also been carried out. DM-HAM seems to be very promising for next generation multi-operational manufacturing as it is time saving and economical. The highlights of this review will provide a guide for the upcoming research activities in the area of DM-HAM.
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 22, 2017
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