Topic: Smart Manufacturing: Key Technologies and their Applications
Date: 2017年12月12日（周二）8：00-11:00 AM
Today, we are on the brink of fourth technological revolution of industrial production – Industry 4.0, the essence of which is the ubiquitous connection of people, things and machines in manufacturing, thus giving rise to “smart manufacturing”. This connection is intended to manufacture new goods and services that are smart, customized and value-added. Some of the underpinning technologies include, Horizontal & vertical systems integration; Industrial Internet; Augmented reality; Big data and analytics; Autonomous robots, Simulation, Additive manufacturing; The cloud; and Cyber security. The Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems (LISMS) was established in New Zealand in 2016. Its aim is to develop and implement some of the key Industry 4.0 technologies for smart manufacturing. There have been a number of projects in LISMS; some are accomplished and others on-going. Close industry connections have been obtained, which pave the way for some of the technologies to bear fruits in industry.
Professor Xun Xu is a Chair of Manufacturing at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Auckland. He has been working in the field of intelligent manufacturing technologies for some 30 years. Professor Xu is an internationally recognized expert in smart machining systems, cloud-based manufacturing and IoT enabled manufacturing. Professor Xu serves as an Associate Editor and a member of Editorial Board of a number of international journals and has published over 300 research papers. Currently, he is the Associate Dean Research for Engineering. He also served as the Deputy Head of Department and Director of Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems (LISMS), the only Laboratory for Industry 4.0 in New Zealand. His current research focus is around various Industry 4.0 technologies. Dr. Xu is the Fellow of American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Fellow of Engineers New Zealand (EngNZ).