Industry 4.0 promises to transform manufacturing by combining automation with emerging capabilities in artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT). Through the application of machine learning, new manufacturing processes can be created and existing processes optimised. Tech Lab works closely with the UTS Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and colleagues in Germany to develop new I4.0 technologies tailored to Australia’s unique industrial environment. Manufacturing is coming back!
Areas of expertise
Formulating advanced algorithms that enable computer vision, machine learning and data analytics.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Developing sensor technologies to facilitate digital connectivity between people, machines and products.
Digital twins & simulation
Applying process data to create a digital replica of a physical entity, used to monitor operations remotely, model proof-of-concept projects and accurately test new production methods before deployment.
Integrating artificial intelligence, IoT, data science and digital twins to produce a smart system capable of learning from itself and making decisions on its own.
Collaborative robots (cobots)
Combining the strengths of humans and robots in a shared work environment.
In 2021, Tech Lab will add 3 large metal 3D printers to support development of new products and complement 3D printing capabilities currently available in Protospace.
Advancing the Australian manufacturing industry.
Industry research projects
Automation and data exchange in practice.