We are surrounded by a growing number of products with embedded intelligence relying on sensors and internet access. These smart products, that already transform our lives, are also physical entities that need to be manufactured. Manufacturing today similarly relies on data and data-driven insights to improve quality, efficiency, and safety on the shopfloor. This paper discusses the vision to utilize the ability of smart products to sense and communicate already during their own manufacturing to enrich the smart manufacturing system’s data for better insights development and optimization. We furthermore, discuss the barriers and opportunities embedded in such a paradigm shift.
smart product; smart manufacturing; integrated sensor system; integrated sensor system; integrated sensor system; product lifecycle; PLM
Juergen Lenz, Eric MacDonald, Ramy Harik, & Thorsten Wuest. (September 2022). Self-sensing Smart Products in Smart Manufacturing Systems. Manufacturing Letters. doi:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213846322001857