Smart Manufacturing: Trends and Startups 2019
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Smart Manufacturing: Trends and Startups 2019

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Smart Manufacturing: Trends and Startups 2019

Real Estate, Industrials, Financials Author: Huicong Yi Dec 07, 2019 12:00 PM (GMT+8)




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  • The global smart manufacturing market was valued at USD 177 billion in 2018, this figure was nearly 4 times that in 2015
  • This year, based on the estimation on GDP growth respectively, the manufacturing value-added from the world’s largest economies US and China is expected to reach USD 6.4 trillion
  • The industrial robotics market was valued at USD 16.9 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% during 2019-2024 to reach USD 31.7 billion by 2024; the automotive industry has seen the biggest downstream application
  • Among all manufacturing processes, predictable physical work is the most replaceable
  • The total market size of additive manufacturing worldwide hit USD 9.68 billion in 2018, with a 5-year CAGR of 26.1%; applications have moved from academia and consumables and electronics to aerospace and automobiles


  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Highlights
  • 3 Startups driving innovation globally
  • 4 Status of global manufacturing
  • 5 China, US and R&D leaders
  • 6 What manufacturing is ‘smart’
  • 7 Key growth drivers in the smart manufacturing industry
  • 8 Key financial indicators of the China’s listed manufacturers
  • 9 Advanced robotic: arms of smart manufacturing
  • 10 Additive manufacturing – the future is agile
  • 11 Machine vision – AI empower manufacturing
  • 12 A sketch of the ‘Industry 4.0’
  • 13 Appendix

In this report

11 sub-industries

That have been affected the most by cutting-edge technology

50 companies

In the smart manufacturing industry

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