Here we take a look at some of the biggest technological breakthroughs in the world of industry so far and we have these to share with you.
Biggest technological breakthroughs in the World of Industry.
Creating a 3D object from nothing … sounds futuristic, doesn’t it, but 3D printing is a thing of now. Since its emergence, 3D printing has taken the world by storm; it is now possible to 3D print almost all materials – including metal, plastic and, incredibly, human tissue. 3D printing works by making a virtual CAD (computer aided design) file into a real, physical object.
As the technology continues to evolve we will see more and more uses for 3D printing. Already in its short life span we have seen scientists build new organs via 3D printing. Architects have built five storey buildings through the technology and manufacturers have built cars. The future is bright for 3D printing and will open up a range of possibilities across industry and technology.
Combustion Imaging Cameras
Combustion imaging cameras allow industries to assess the efficiency of their boilers and furnaces to improve cost effectiveness and safety measures. Working with machinery is a dangerous job, and the threat of explosion is imminent for industry workers … until now. Combustion imaging cameras are able to withstand high temperatures and can be submerged into industrial boilers to identify potentially underlying issues with boiler pressure, temperature and durability. The information garnered by the cameras can be used to avoid devastating industrial explosions.
Robots are revolutionizing industry throughout the world. Today’s robots are a far-cry from the simple machines that were previously introduced into factories to complete simple tasks. Modern-day robots are now equipped with highly sensitive sensors that enable them to complete even specialised tasks such as manoeuvring materials and welding. The use of robots in industry has resulted in a dramatic increase in industry efficiency. We are now getting to the point in our society that robots are taking over jobs from humans, automation is a revolution being spearheaded by our robotic technologies.
Nanotechnology has been something long reserved for the realms of science fiction, but scientists are getting closer and closer to applying this technology in real life. Nanotechnology works with any technology with dimensions or tolerances less than 100 nanometres, focusing on an atomic and molecular level.
Although the technology is still in its infancy, it’s only a matter of time before it will revolutionise a range of different industries. Scientists are already working on a range of applications, including:
- Medicine: Researchers are developing customizable nano-particles the size of molecules. These nano-particles will be able to deliver drugs directly to the target cells within your body. Treatments such as chemotherapy will become much more advanced, reducing the amount of damage to healthy cells and only targeting those with the cancer.
- Electronics: Nanotechnology will be able to help us increase the capabilities of electronic devices whilst also reducing their weight and power consumption.
- Space Travel: Nanotechnology may be able to help us make spacecraft lighter, making it easier to propel spacecraft and reduce fuel consumption. This will drastically reduce the cost of space travel.
Looking at these technological breakthroughs so far, you’ll agree with me that everything is just becoming more promising as technology keeps advancing. The only downside of these developments is in the area of job economy where some of these breakthrough technologies are quickly taking over jobs from humans.