Technological innovation is increasingly complicated, requiring knowledge and expertise from more fields than ever before in order to meet the needs of a dynamic market. For example, manufacturers increasingly require more flexible, configurable, and dynamic processes in order to stay relevant with consumers’ ever-changing needs. This is fueling the trend towards a Flexible Modular Manufacturing System (FMMS), a system that switches from low mix, high volume, application-specific manufacturing to high mix, low volume sizes of customized products. To achieve this level of flexibility, an organization needs to understand manufacturing processes, machine vision, AI, and robot mobility—to name a few—and only a select few organizations possess such breadth and depth of knowledge and skill.
ADI Catalyst creates opportunities specifically for organizations to join forces and combine these types of complimentary capabilities. One example at ADI Catalyst involves a worldwide leader in healthcare manufacturing. This company is deeply involved in migration from a mass market approach to one of customized treatment and therapies.
To help deliver these advancements requires a wider range of knowledge than previous systems, including 3D time-of-flight (ToF) positioning which acts as part of a larger solution. This solution enables the much faster changeover of production lines needed for personalized treatments like CAR T-cell therapies and human implants.
This solution was tailored to meet the unique demands of the manufacturer’s processes in order to fully deliver against the promise of FMMS, and navigating those unique demands is exactly the type of work taking place at ADI Catalyst.
Moreover, this is the type of ecosystem-level collaboration that makes ADI Catalyst even more essential and valuable to our customers and their customers.