Smart Manufacturing is no longer just a concept, it’s the new norm among manufacturing companies. Today, connected machines - the adaptive cyber-physical systems can think, make decisions and communicate key technological breakthroughs in Additive Manufacturing, Industrial Robotics and Industrial Internet of Things, which are transforming existing factories into state-of-the-art production workshops.
India intends to increase the share of GDP by manufacturing sector to 25 per cent from the existing 17%.The manufacturing industry envisions a paradigm shift to smart manufacturing in the near future. Manufacturing pioneers and early adopters realize the potential of disruptive innovations in smart
manufacturing. Pragmatic national policies including ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’, regional presence of global manufacturing leaders and adoption of best practices in Industry 4.0 augment the prospects of smart manufacturing across diverse industry verticals in the country