Advanced Manufacturing Systems:

Advanced manufacturing is the use of the latest innovative technology to create novel products and to improve quality and productivity. This technology is developing at an increasingly rapid pace, but it's important for companies to cut through the hype and buzzwords and to understand what the technology truly offers.
This topic shows how new technologies can be used to improve the coordination of manufacturing processes and understand them better, to identify areas of improvement and rapidly change systems to cope with an increasingly dynamic market.
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (AMS) > 1. Manufacturing Systems Strategies

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (AMS) > 1. Manufacturing Systems Strategies

Keeping up with an increasingly rapidly changing market, with higher demands for quality and customisation is a challenge for all manufacturing enterprises. Rigid and static manufacturing strategies may result in the market leaving a company behind.
This module details strategies for introducing new products, as well as manufacturing system architectures that are able to change and adapt to a fluctuating market. In addition, a session on special challenges for manufacturing large products is included. 

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (AMS) > 2. Manufacturing Systems Modelling and Simulation

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (AMS) > 2. Manufacturing Systems Modelling and Simulation

The first step to improving a manufacturing process is to understand it. Models and simulations can significantly aid a manufacturing enterprise in identifying areas for improvement and spotting underutilised capability.
This module details strategies from the most fundemental mathematical approaches, to the latest state-of-the-art digital twins, enabling the reader to understand what's the most appropriate strategy for them.

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (AMS) > 3. Sensing and Data Collection

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (AMS) > 3. Sensing and Data Collection

Collection of data about a manufacturing process can be used to adapt the process in real-time to improve outcomes, or used to improve the quality of the models and simulations. In either case, data must be collected.
This module details how sensors can be used for data collection, part tracking, and predictive maintenance. It also contains a session on how metrology can be used in-process to create highly precise products.

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (AMS) > 4. Manufacturing Data Analysis and Decision Making

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (AMS) > 4. Manufacturing Data Analysis and Decision Making

Collecting large volumes of data is increasingly simple with the use of sensors based on the Internet of Things; using wireless communication and cloud databases. However, the majority of manufacturing data collected goes unused, wasting the potential value gained. 
 This module details how to use data to make better and more informed decisions, enabling companies to react to changes with confidence in their decisions and in shorter time frames.