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Hype Cycle for Innovation in Manufacturing Industries, 2019


Accelerated technology innovation in recent years opens opportunities for extraordinary product and process innovation. This Hype Cycle helps manufacturers identify opportunities to use these tools to jump ahead of competitors and accelerate digitalization.

Published: 29 July 2019

ID: G00370046

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern Michelle Duerst Simon Jacobson

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Dust
    • Smart Assets
    • Things as Customers
    • 4D Printing
    • AI-Enabled Material Informatics
    • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
    • Generative Design
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Experience Platforms
    • Digital Thread
    • IP Protection in 3D Printing
    • Digital Business Technology Platform
    • Digital Twin
    • Immersive Experience — Manufacturing Operations
    • Prescriptive Analytics
    • Mass Customization of Discrete Manufacturing Products
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Machine Learning
    • Connected Home
    • Product Innovation Platforms
    • Augmented Reality
    • Building Information Modeling
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Analytics for Customer Intelligence
    • Connected Car Platforms
    • Digital Optimization
    • Virtual Reality
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Product Portfolio Management for Manufacturing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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