A primary answer to that is a place where there are a lot of experts in AI and machine learning. Digits are driving physics.
When you talk with Tim Shinbara, vice president and chief technology officer at AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology, you might think that the discussion is going to be focused on physical things like, well, machines. And were you to think that, you’d be wrong.
Because when he talks about the ongoing advances in manufacturing technology they are largely predicated on digital tools. Machine learning algorithms, artificial intelligence and the like.
And when the subject turns to more tangible things like machining center spindles, the point he makes is that advanced integral motor-type spindles are not only providing quick response times to G-codes, but are providing “a whole suite of different information streams to the controller.” Information about the environment. Vibrations. Stiffness data. Information streams that can be translated into what could be considered actionable intelligence.