Department of Mechanical Engineering


Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems (LISMS)

Forming collaborations between industry and researchers to embrace Industry 4.0 for future manufacturing.

Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems

About the lab


The concept of Industry 4.0 is conceived as the fourth Industrial Revolution in 2011. Recognised as the successor to the three earlier industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0 represents a smart manufacturing paradigm for the Factories of the Future. Value chains and value networks will be digitally connected, efficiently organized and managed, and optimized in real time. This is enabled by the seamless integration of everything in, and around a manufacturing operation (suppliers, plants, distributors, and even the products) in the core concept of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Industry 4.0 is ushering in a new era of industrial production, in which the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Services (IoS), Internet of Data, and Internet of People can be realized.

Vision

Industry 4.0 holds the promise of increased flexibility in manufacturing, better quality and improved productivity, which enables New Zealand companies to take on the challenges of producing more individualized products with a short lead-time to market. The resultant higher quality products and services ultimately enhance companies’ competitiveness.

Mission

The LISMS is established to showcase some key technologies of Industry 4.0, as well as to demonstrate how New Zealand businesses benefit from implementing these technologies. The laboratory also facilitates interactions and collaborations between industry partners and researchers.


Objectives

  • Assisting local industries in better understanding Industry 4.0
  • Encouraging collaborations between industry and researchers
  • Showcasing and implementing the research works at local industries
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Industry 4.0-centred research
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Publications


The downloadable links below display selections of publications relevant to the LISMS:

 
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Facilities


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Courses


Undergraduate
MECHENG 235 Design and Manufacturing 1
MECHENG 236 Design and Manufacturing 2
ENGGEN 204 Managing Design and Communication
MECHENG 334 Engineering Design 3M
MECHENG 352 Manufacturing Systems
MECHENG 706 Mechatronic Design
MECHENG 731 Engineering Design 4M
MECHENG 752 Technology Management

ENGGEN 705 Advanced Innovation and New Product Development

Postgraduate
MECHENG 751 Advanced CAD/CAM/CNC
MECHENG 753 Manufacturing Information Systems

 

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Commercial services


  • Industry 4.0 consultation
  • Robotics training
  • CAD/CAPP/CAM/CNC
  • STEP-NC applications
  • Internet of Things enabled manufacturing
  • Production planning
  • Service-oriented manufacturing
  • Automation applications
  • Big Data Analytics for manufacturing
  • Discrete event simulation studies
  • IoT solutions
  • Product development
  • Reverse engineering
  • RFID systems and applications

 

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Research partners


Research institutions 

 
Companies
 
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