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How the IoT Will Influence the Engineering and Manufacturing Industries

October 19, 2018 / Shrey Fadia

The Internet of Things is creating a 3D map of your workspace, and it knows you have been taking too many coffee breaks. Every 15 minutes?? Seriously, stop. In this connected map, devices, machines and business processes are linked. With the potential of sensors embedded in new and legacy production equipment, connected by IP to deliver actionable indicators to decision makers is the heart of the fourth industrial revolution—from the invention of the steam engine to machines now being able to replenish their own parts by signaling—engineers and designers today are challenged with a new task: how to perceive value and communicate the benefits of tech adoption for consumers and companies alike.