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Morning Breakfasts In Networking Exhibition Area

Continental Breakfast, Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Country Style Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes

Opening Keynote: The Urgent Need To Accelerate The Adoption Of Smart Manufacturing In The EU

As we transition from one manufacturing era to another, it is clear that legacybehaviors, business models and technology architectures must make way for new ones. CESMII’s mission to enhance US manufacturing productivity through a collaborative ecosystem of partners, interoperable technology standards and continuous improvement in workforce development and education will help break down those barriers.

Utilizing Cloud Architecture To Facilitate The Move To A Smart Manufacturing Future

  • What is the next generation cloud architecture capable of?
  • How does adopting a cloud architecture improve sustainability in manufacturing operations?
  • The advantages of bringing transactional and semi-structured data into one high-speed query engine
  • The role a centralized cloud architecture play is ensuring enterprise apps are more than saving money
  • Get innovation to market faster by standardizing and structuring the data and processes within a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) environment

The Emerging Role Of Artificial Intelligence To Control Automotive 4.0 Inspections And Improve Data Analytics Allowing The Production Line To Operate Continuously Without Impacting Overall Operational Throughput

  • How 3D modelling and computational analysis within an AI/ML intelligent system undertake the laborious scanning to identify images with nonconformance issues
  • The advantage of utilizing vision AI within automated inspection systems to recognize patterns to process thousands of images in milliseconds, more accurately than manual inspections
  • The dangers of poorly training or untrained AI algorithms in AI-controlled automation enabled systems
  • Data analytics can uncover patterns of nonconformance as small as tenths of a millimeter and material degradation in automotive production, beginning with stamped parts through the body shop, paint shop, and final assembly

Reaping The Benefits Of Digitizing And Modernizing Operational Technology (OT) To Bridge The Divide Between IT And OT Teams, Enabling People, Processes, And Technology To Seamlessly Work Together

  • Developing a strategy and roadmap for Industry 4.0 journey using Industry blueprints
  • How to provision software-defined and 5G-enabled edge services to build a core-to-edge solution with end-user device integration, cloud or edge-based application delivery, high-security options, automation, and innovative network services
  • Why companies are embracing innovative technologies in all areas of the business, such as simulation testing of vehicles, operational efficiencies, predictive maintenance, autonomous vehicles or enhancing in-car experiences
  • The need to better connect data across mission-critical operations — including manufacturing plants, research and development, and sales operations

End-To-End Body Manufacturing Lines Increases Flexibility To Accommodate Completely Random Production Flow That Extends To Model-Specific Assembly, Welding, And Quality Inspection Operations

  • Cameras used to detect parts by shape, instead of sensors and photocells, and full-line 3D scanning at all stations ensures seamless robot alignment
  • Delivers increased process optimization and control
  • Reduction of manual operations, the deployment of advanced automation products, and the reduction of auxiliary equipment
  • Deployment of proprietary laser welding, vision systems and the RHEvo Roller Hemming solution
  • increased model flexibility, improved equipment efficiency and enhanced quality inspection capabilities

Utilising 3D Printed Jigs And Fixtures To Reduce Cost, Improve Safety And Boost Efficiency

  • Cut costs for increased profitability – Additive manufacturing creates jigs and fixtures faster, and at a lower cost than current manufacturing methods, without compromising on quality or performance. With quick turnarounds, part consolidation and near labour-free production, 3D printed tools produce dramatic cost savings.
  • Reduce development cycle – Reduce 3d printed jigs development cycle from months to weeks. With printed prototypes and CAD Print integration. Developments in durable materials, you can continue to meet rigorous manufacturing requirements.
  • Customize for improved ergonomics and safety – Create strong, lightweight jigs and 3d printed fixtures, easily customized for the application, better ergonomics and operator safety.

The Evolution Of Efficient Artificial Intelligent Algorithms Combined With Hardware That Allows Automotive Manufacturers To Streamline Processes, Reduce Human Dependence Throughout The Value Chain, And Deliver Improved Results

  • Using a mixture of robotics, human-machine interactions, and quality assurance parameters to augment the overall efficiency and produce better results
  • Leveraging AI and ML to break down complex engineering processes and train software to curate optimized designs based on certain parameters
  • Utilizing AI’s predictive abilities to reduce equipment failure; robotics and human collaboration automate tedious processes and enable humans to focus on strategic tasks.
  • Using AI and big data to enable the usage of spatial information to manage inventory and other critical needs

Morning Networking Break

Exhibition Hall > Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks

Recognizing The Key Challenges In Bringing Smart-Factory Cybersecurity Up To Speed And The Steps Required To Mitigate Attacks

  • Overcoming the lack of collaboration between Smart Factory leaders and the Chief Security Officer
  • Coping with inadequate proportion of the annual budget channelled to cybersecurity
  • Why performing an initial cybersecurity assessment of the whole organization is important to build awareness
  • The importance of identifying risk ownership for cyber attacks in Smart Factories
  • How to establish a framework that monitors and facilitates Smart Factory cybersecurity and embeds cybersecurity practices to the Smart Factory environment

Strategies To Overcome The Growing Cyber Threats That Can Be A Menace In Smart Manufacturing Environments

  • Understanding the role that operational technology ecosystems play in driving cyber concerns
  • Overcoming the update paradox where traditional application of security controls such as patching, or vulnerability scanning cannot usually occur without detailed evaluation due to potential effects
  • Managing legacy systems with long life cycles (10+ years) that were not built to be externally connected. With the increase in edge computing, cloud platforms, and the adoption of other smart factory technologies, air gapping is no longer a viable option
  • Working with destabilized infrastructure such as existing networks and associated architectures that were not designed to handle the data flows required for the adoption of these new technologies
  • Defeating the operational constraints of real-time capabilities are typically essential; introducing additional security controls could introduce latency

Ensuring Automotive Manufacturing Facilities Are Ready To Meet The Emerging Demand For Automated Electric Vehicle Production

  • Automated production of electric vehicles represents the future for leading-edge automotive manufacturers
  • Using robots’ vision systems to detect part variation and adjust accordingly.
  • Improving cycle times with robots and automation tools
  • Overcoming the investment challenge when scaling up production to meet the rapidly mushrooming demand for electric vehicles
  • Taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the rise of electric vehicles constructed using fewer and different parts compared with gas-powered vehicles

The Growing Role Of AGVs In A Smart Manufacturing Environment: Using Data And Automation To Reach Your Destination Without Congestion

  • Utilizing individual AGV transport systems with active or passive load handling devices.
  • Managing workpieces by mounting onto platforms or transported between the individual workplaces
  • Ensuring targeted and reliable supply and disposal of the assembly lines
  • Controlling engines with AGVs to ensure efficient and ergonomic working for the various assembly activities

With Sustainability Now An Integral Part Of Industrial Transformation. What Are The Major Factors To Be Considered By Automotive Manufacturers For Transformation?

  • How can manufacturers ensure that any sustainability initiatives that are undertaken are truly sustainable?
  • Using data and automation to manage the burgeoning cost of energy and materials
  • Ensuring access to granular data sources to deliver greater visibility into sustainability metrics
  • How will digital technology support long term sustainability goals?

Networking Lunch Break

Soup, Salad, Mains, Sides, Dessert
Tea, Coffee, Juices, Soft Drinks

Converging On A Zero-Trust Blueprint To Close The Security And Safety Gaps In The Automotive Industry

  • How a software-driven transformation is compelling automakers to rethink the way they see and build vehicles, along with how they can monetize new applications and services
  • Why a standard plan-and-control approach is necessary but no longer sufficient meaning a more integrated adapt-and-react approach needs to be implemented
  • Importance of defining the requirements, architectures, and implementation throughout the entire systems lifecycle
  • Zero trust manufacturing embodies numerous concepts, including hardware-based security, embedded security, public key infrastructure (PKI), key and certificate lifecycle management, device trustworthiness, code signing, and authentication
  • How zero trust manufacturing enables OEMs to shift contract manufacturing more rapidly to companies throughout the EMS market, providing a meaningful competitive advantage that helps accelerate time-to-market, minimize production risks, and maintain cost competitiveness

By Implementing Augmented Reality (AR) Solutions On The Factory Floor, Automotive Manufacturers Have Established An Entirely New Avenue For Improving The Key Performance Indicators Of Manual Assembly And Maintenance Operations

  • Empowering the next generation connected worker with augmented reality
  • Guiding manual assembly with augmented reality workflows
  • Empowering the digital transformation of the maintenance technician
  • Controlling how AR devices can be used to monitor assembly progress, provide real-time feedback and in more advanced applications incorporate automated inspection for quality control
  • As companies begin their research into how implementing AR programs could help them meet today’s interrelated manufacturing and human challenges, what factors should they consider?

Java-Based HMI/SCADA Systems Offer An OS-Independent Product, But Some Java-Based HMI/SCADA Systems Come With Disadvantages. Are They Worth The Risk?

  • How every HMI/SCADA user can find the right balance between the three main challenges of availability and reliability, risk, and cost
  • Java has allowed some HMI/SCADA providers to offer an OS-independent product. However, Java-based HMI/SCADA systems do come with disadvantages
  • Unlike some Java-based HMI/SCADA, superior, easy-to-install redundant solutions are available in proven HMI/SCADA technologies
  • Higher risk associated with downtime or failures – whether a machine, line, plant-wide system, or enterprise-wide HMI/SCADA system – is an important factor to consider

The Benefits Of Deploying New Generation HMI/SCADA Systems In Smart Manufacturing Environments

  • How a next generation HMI/SCADA solution provides visibility into real-time data, predictive analytics, genealogy, tracking throughout the plant, and more
  • Driving smarter operator decisions with model-based high-performance HMI for faster response and development
  • Precisely monitor, control, and visualize every aspect of your operations for intelligent control using high performance technology
  • Understand how to scale your automation system from a single machine to a complete factory, automation solutions range from a few I/O points to millions
  • Learn how you can prevent your automation system from becoming the weakest link in your operations

Embracing The Opportunities Offered By Industry 4.0 To Optimize Processes For Better Productivity

  • Understanding how technologies such as digitization, advanced and predictive analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and the industrial internet of things (IIoT) make it easier to run operations and deliver products faster
  • How the digital demands of the modern automotive manufacturing business have stretched ERP capabilities beyond their bounds and require something even more robust: the digital operations platform (DOP)
  • The importance of multi-tier connectivity on a single, shared network streamlines the overall process across tiers and parties, delivering intelligence based on a holistic view of the supply chain
  • Utilising AI and IoT in unison to interpret data received from sensors and aggregate, sort, and identify the significant data points to recommend what action to take

Shifting Gears With AI-Driven Generative Design For Automotive Manufacturing

  • Leveraging artificial intelligence, generative design enables engineers to create lighter, stronger, and more sustainable automotive components
  • Allowing automotive engineers to quickly identify solutions to reduce mass while maintaining performance standards, meeting design goals, and respecting constraints
  • Evaluating multiple manufacturing methods using generative design to improve and optimize automotive component durability and eliminate areas of weakness
  • Exploring more solutions that allow you to consolidate complex automotive components into solid parts, reducing assembly costs and simplifying your supply chain
  • Meeting sustainability goals by using generative design for lightweighting parts, reducing production waste, and helping select more sustainable materials

Afternoon Networking Break

Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Donuts, Snacks

Empowering Automotive Manufacturers To Reduce Unscheduled Downtime, Prevent Equipment Failure, And Reduce Maintenance Costs While Increasing Asset Utilization With Asset Performance Management (APM 4.0)

  • Ensuring that the people that operate the asset are safe and adhering to equipment-specific regulatory requirements
  • Complying with regulations regarding impact, such as emissions and footprint, of the asset’s operations on its environment including all sustainability objectives
  • Managing the total operating and maintenance cost of the asset which are highly interdependent and need to be handled in an integrated way
  • How efficiently and effectively the asset is operating to create the desired output is based on the throughput, yield, and quality of the manufactured product
  • The asset’s health is dependent on the condition of its maintainable items, and the investments that are required for asset replacement heavily depend on how well the condition can be maintained

Ensuring Quality Management Keeps Pace With The Digitalisation Of The Automotive Sector With The Advent Of Smart Manufacturing

  • How the digital backbone can be used to sort out quality problems before real production, where the cost of a problem is much higher
  • The importance of building quality management on top of a smart manufacturing architecture
  • Creating a closed-loop approach to complete the cycle from engineering to manufacturing to supply chain, and down to field services
  • Integrating a low-code platform that allows users to create easy-to-use interfaces and workflows for every participant in the quality value chain

RealizingValue From Digital Twin Investment In Automotive Manufacturing

  • How the creation of a 3D model with a one-to-one correspondence with the physical plant supports virtual commissioning to help engineers save on costs and time as they develop their manufacturing and operations plans
  • Iterating and optimizing to explore what-if scenarios. Once a baseline digital twin is established, it is important that organizations refine the model so it can provide digital support for improvements of the factory floor
  • Executing and operating through merging IT and OT so automotive manufacturers can merge data from information technology systems and operations will be able to further optimize their digital twin
  • Creating a digital transformation solution that improves operations and provides data so company executives can make better, more informed decisions

Variability AndTraceability: Critical Value Chain Capabilities In The Transition To EVs

  • Managing the rapid innovation lifecycles and variability of components (battery, motor, inverter, braking etc.) as the sector transitions from ICE to EVs
  • Utilizing a digital passport to track critical components throughout their lifecycle stages (as-sourced, as-manufactured, as-used, as-serviced)
  • Merging product, process, and asset views into a digital twin or data model that is essential for managing variability and traceability (as well as other objectives of the network stakeholders)
  • Learning from proven use case examples and digital twins from across industry segments that apply to different scenarios across the EV value network

Chairs Closing Remarks

All Attendee Evening Drink Reception