In the past two hundred years, the world has moved through several social, cultural, political, and technological changes, including three industrial revolutions. The First Industrial Revolution occurred between the mid-1700s and mid-1800s with a transition into steam and water power. The Second Industrial Revolution occurred between the late 1800s and early 1900s, when railroads became widespread and electricity was introduced for many different applications. The Third Industrial Revolution began in the late 1980s with the burst of computer technology and the internet. In the last 20 years, we’ve been moving through the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which came about through the rapid growth in the expanse of internet connectivity, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and augmented realities. As a contract manufacturer building precision-based parts, components, and full assemblies, MultiSource Manufacturing LLC grows and advances with the industries we serve.
Industry 4.0 is the conceptualization of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Its core aspects emphasize the connectivity, automation, and rapid advancements in the technological capabilities of modern industry.
MultiSource works as a contract manufacturer for a broad range of industries that require extreme precision, highly reliable quality, and trusted materials, including the medical device, semiconductor, aerospace, and defense industries. We also work with our Forpak partners to build innovative automated food processing equipment that meets strict food safety standards.
All of the parts and assemblies we manufacture for these industries fit into the mold of Industry 4.0 through our prototyping, technology, and practices.
MultiSource engineers practice reverse engineering based on proven specifications and geometries, but we also provide prototyping services using intelligent CAD systems, 3D printing, and CNC controls. Our prototyping strategies follow Industry 4.0’s core elements of information transparency, massive data collection, and computer support. Throughout the prototyping process, we have a fully open line of communication with all our clients.
Our facilities have always hosted state-of-the-art technology and highly precise machining centers. Today, we have access to a wide range of technology across our six fabrication locations. Intelligent automation is another key component of Industry 4.0. Our multi-axis CNC machining centers, advanced software programs, computer technology, and other tools push our production floor into the future.
Throughout our facilities, from the customer service desk to the clean room, our practices continue to support Industry 4.0’s value for communication and connectivity. We find projects run smoothly and yield the highest quality products with a network of communication across all our departments and at every stage of the production process.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will change many parts of our world, but manufacturers and engineers will see some of the first new standards take place. To learn more about our work as a contract manufacturer, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC today at (952) 456-5500, request more information, or request a quote.