Case Study: Bringing 5G business value to industry: A case study uncovering 5G’s potential for real-time control in manufacturing - Ericsson

Bringing 5G business value to industry: A case study uncovering 5G’s potential for real-time control in manufacturing

The next wave of industrial productivity is known as Industry 4.0. Encompassing technologies centered on automation, business information and manufacturing systems, the Industry 4.0 vision includes connected production where all components are tracked and configured in a self-managing system. The research has looked specifically at the manufacture of bladed disks (BLISKs), which are important components of turbines such as aircraft jet engines. Consisting of a rotor disk and multiple blades around its edge (see Figure 1), BLISKs are one of the most demanding metal processing applications.

In this case study, the value, in terms of both economic and sustainability value, is uncovered for using 5G technology in the production of BLISKs.

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