7 transformations for Factories of the Future
Agoria and Sirris, trade associations for the technological industry in Belgium, are developing a methodology to identify Factories of the Future and eventually support companies to transform their manufacturing operations to join that league. Last year, Agoria received a grant from the European Commission to roll out their methodology at the European level. Towards the end of 2018, a team of Agoria and Sirris auditors along with industrial specialists carried out an intensive assessment of Materialise, focusing particularly on the Manufacturing division and its additive manufacturing production unit.
In order to become a Factory of the Future, Agoria’s team determined that a manufacturing company must undergo seven transformations in areas as diverse as technological advancement, workforce engagement and inter-company collaboration.