The Bright Ideas Visionaries Should Have Learned at CES 2019
Smart Manufacturing Platforms (Industrial Solution):
The democratization of manufacturing services was on display at CES and most noted by the services of two companies: Surcle and Fictiv. Surcle offers crowdsourced engineering design services. Through its platform, companies can create competitions for design of products and solutions that are engaged by Surcle’s network of nearly 10,000 engineers, inventors, and specialists. What makes Surcle interesting is that the challenges for product designs are increasingly for smart products, which should not be a surprise as many enterprises do not have all the internal skills to build digitized, sensorized, and connected products. Fictiv is an on-demand engineering platform designed to make it easy to quickly get products manufactured. By uploading 2D and 3D CAD files, Fictiv will match product manufacturing requirements with its network of manufacturing service suppliers covering CNC machining, injection molding, finishing, and other post-processing services. The online communications enabled by the platform also allow manufacturers to provide feedback on the design to improve manufacturability.
THE 14 TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGIES THAT ABI RESEARCH FOCUSED ON AT CES 2019 AND VISIONARIES SHOULD KNOW INCLUDE:
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