An IoT-Based Solution for Control and Monitoring of Additive Manufacturing ProcessesBarbosa GF* and Aroca RV
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil Washington Luis road, 310, São Carlos – SP, Brazil
- *Corresponding Author:
- Barbosa GF
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil Washington Luis road
310, São Carlos – SP, Brazil
Tel: (16) 3306-6426
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 13, 2017; Accepted date: March 06, 2017; Published date: March 16, 2017
Citation: Barbosa GF, Aroca RV (2017) An IoT-Based Solution for Control and Monitoring of Additive Manufacturing Processes. J Powder Metall Min 6:158. doi:10.4172/2168-9806.1000158
Copyright: © 2017 Barbosa GF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Day-by-day, industries are looking for digitizing their manufacturing processes, as well as introducing control and monitoring systems along the shop floor. Internet functionalities and data-based services have been introduced on processes in order to innovate the production based on the Industry 4.0 paradigm. This new concept, also named advanced manufacturing, digital factory or industrial Internet brings benefits for production processes and machines towards a complete value chain transformation with all, or most, information stored on cloud based services. This work presents a proof of concept system additive manufacturing machines management, where an Internet integration of beacon technology on manufacturing environment allows the communication of production data extracted from the machines with mobile devices in a fast and intuitive way. Information can be obtained through applications installed on mobile devices, providing real time indexes of productivity to managers or operators when they simply approach to the machines. The proposed solution aims to show the application of this technology in the manufacturing environment, where IoT (Internet of Things) linked to systems integration and cloud architecture, presents the benefits of the Industry 4.0 concepts. Finally, the gains in productivity and innovation obtained with the concepts of advanced manufacturing have been presented, to add value in term of growth and competitiveness for the companies in their manufacturing processes.