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3 Ways Manufacturing Industry Will Change In 2021

2020 brought lasting changes to the manufacturing industry. The trade war, the dreaded pandemic, and the last-minute resource allocation made the year a nightmare for many manufacturers. However, with 2021 up and running at full flow and the world recovering from the pandemic’s drastic effects, it is time for us to put on our thinking caps and predict what 2021 has got in store for us.

This blog post lists down three ways the manufacturing industry will change during the year. While the manufacturing industry will also face the implications of remote work and social distancing in the post-COVID world, this blog post focuses on technological trends only.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things is primarily the codependence of different devices you use each day. Everything from your smart devices to your television is connected to one server, becoming Wi-Fi compatible immediately. The application of IoT is no different in the manufacturing industry, as multiple manufacturing plants and processes are moving online.

Automating industry processes and bringing them online means that manufacturers can execute complex machining programs from the comfort of their homes. However, this also increases the likelihood of a cyber-attack, especially if the manufacturer is not equipped with sound security.

Emerging Technology

2021 will hopefully be the year of transformation for the manufacturing industry. Almost two-thirds of U.S. manufacturers have already adopted 3D printing technology in a short period of time. Remote CNC, 3D printing, and other technologies are used increasingly to produce finished components more efficiently.

Similarly, artificial intelligence has tremendous potential in the manufacturing sector. Overall, we can expect a gradual shift towards a more automated mechanism in the industry.


Digitization continues to promise monumental changes in the manufacturing industry in 2021, alongside IoT and electrification. Manufacturers are expected to face the sudden need to digitize their operations and adopt a full-fledged digital strategy.

Many manufacturers are expected to emphasize internal digitizing, which includes aspects of both IoT and electrification, as companies look for improved energy consumption and infrastructure monitoring. Like other permanent changes, the global pandemic spurs the need for digitizing. Companies embracing digitization will find it easier to navigate through 2021 than other companies.

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