By now, you’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things (IoT). You may even be a bit tired of hearing this buzzword. Like it or not, it’s much more than a buzzword, and it’s changing the way we work from product design to consumer use—and it’s not going away.
Let us break it down for you: IoT is a network of devices embedded with sensors and software that connects them to the internet, which connects them to each other, allowing real-time data collection and exchange.
What does this mean for the manufacturing industry? And for you as an engineer?
For starters, IoT makes data more cohesive and digestible. While data collection is not new, IoT offers a new way of organizing data so you can use it to your advantage without becoming inundated. This leads to an improved customer experience, predictive maintenance, and new service lines to help you design and create better products, as well as additional streams of revenue.
It makes perfect sense for manufacturers to get on board, but how do you get there?
Autodesk® is on the forefront of embracing this disruption, which is why they developed Fusion Connect, a cloud native solution to help manufacturers create smart and connected products. Coined as the “fast track to IoT,” Fusion Connect was designed for engineers like you. The point and click approach means you can embrace IoT and design connected products without having to learn to code.
To learn more about what IoT means for the manufacturing industry and how Fusion Connect can help get your team to where you need to be, watch this recording of our recent webinar featuring guest Autodesk speakers, Kevin Robinson and Paul Nederveen. They shed light on the impact of IoT, benefits of a smart connected product strategy, and how Fusion Connect can help accelerate your product journey to give you a competitive edge.