LANSING – Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, takes manufacturing into the tech age by using such advanced products as 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Self-Diagnostic machines, Digital twins and much more.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. seeks to have 6,200 Michigan manufactures using some elements of I40 within the next two years. That’s about half of the 12,000 Michigan manufacturers. Natalie Chmiko, senior vp at the MEDC, heads up the state’s economic development agency’s I40 efforts.
She joins MITech TV to talk about where the program is, and where it is headed, and how MEDC will get about 2000 more manufacturers on board by end of 2025.