Unlike other industries, Al Hejaz automation has shown a keen interest in implementing E commerce for manufacturing. The technique majorly involves the application of virtual manufacturing that allows utilization of multiple fake manufacturing methods and computer generated dissimilar methods and combines them to give an effective conclusive model. During the real manufacturing process, a virtual manufacturer always prefers to use analytical replication technique to ensure that the process is conducted with great confidence. Before cloud manufacturing and distributed manufacturing techniques, manufacturers had to use the design technology to achieve their production goals. But as technology improved through intense research and experimentation, virtual manufacturing technique has made it to the top as it has the ability to represent three dimensional models for the production along with accurately calculated performance and efficiency results.
Virtual manufacturing technology has greatly reduced the costs and efforts for the production and testing of a new product. Previously, manufacturers had to manufacture the product and test it for its stability and characteristics by spending considerable amounts of finances and resources. But with virtual manufacturing technology, all you need to do is feed in the details about the product concept and the program will show you a three dimensional image representing its characteristics and the predicted results. For instance, a manufacturer won’t need to actually build a car engine and then have it tested but he can simply use the virtual technique to design the engine virtually through the program that will give calculated results of the engine as well. This saves a huge amount of resources, finances and time because without virtual technique, the car engine would need to be re-build if it fails to achieve the desired results causing the waste of time, money and resources that were consumed while building it in the first place. Whereas in virtual model, you can simply re-design the engine by feeding in the new input characters and then check again. In the automation industry, most companies prefer working on the concept prototype first. This is done to ensure that not even the tiniest errors exist in the product and it is giving the best possible results. Now, virtual manufacturing technology has brought these companies at great ease as the designers can instantly design and run the model for tests. If there are any flaws the design can be easily and quickly edited to refine the results. Moreover it also helps in improving the features of the product and design as the program generates the calculated results of the existing one and predicting the improvement capacity of the design. This is how the manufacturers in the automation industry create high end and great quality products.
The time efficiency is controlled by the combined effect of virtual manufacturing technology and augmented reality technique. All these luxuries were not available to the automotive industries earlier when they were utilizing the old techniques of cloud manufacturing but now the efforts have been reduced down half as they were before and the quality and durability is much more ensured.
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Wasim Ahmed Khan
PhD, CEng, FIMechE,
Professor of Operations Management,
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Science and Technology,
Topi, Swabi, Khyber Pakhtonkhowa,