Predictions of a contraction in the manufacturing sector, brought on by supply chain issues, harsh economics and a lack of skills, will likely have an impact on manufacturing investments and innovation. However, the new Model Digital Factory Demonstrator (MDFD), opening at the National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland (NMIS) in spring of next year, hopes to ease some of those pressures.
The center is a physical showcase of end-to-end manufacturing use cases in a digital factory environment that allows investors, partners, students, experts and academics to see how an invention or process works in real-time on the factory floor.
Enabled by a long-term strategic partnership between NMIS and enterprise technology company, Infor, the factory is set to be a hub for manufacturing excellence and a showcase for industry 4.0 capabilities.
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