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AI and the Future of the Machine Design

Engineers have started leveraging artificially intelligent systems to design and develop new products. Advancements in AI, synergistically implemented with a myriad of other technologies such as IoT, cognitive computing, advanced robotics, VR (virtual reality), 3D and 4D modeling, and printing have completely transformed industrial operations and processes.

The conventional methods of product designing and manufacturing have been overcome by modern AI-based techniques. Today, the products are assembled, produced, distributed, and upgraded in a whole new fashion.

Working with Different Variables

Designing a simple product conventionally might be easy and simple, but the real challenge arises when the product designers and engineers need to simultaneously deal with several aspects of a product without compromising its efficiency and performance.

Things become complicated when you need to keep several desired outcomes in mind when designing a product.

If for instance, you need to design an automobile, you’ll have to consider a plethora of factors, including but not limited to its cost, durability, weather and damage resilience, fuel efficiency, appearance, infotainment features, etc.

If you leverage AI and ML (machine learning) tools, a company’s design team can iterate through as many designs as they can and spend the remaining time focusing on the tried and tested methods.


Customization of a product requires extensive manual labor. Even if you’re designing a product as simple as athletic shoes, you’ll be required to have extensive assembly lines with human workers.

With the use of AI and ML, however, automated product customization is expected to become a strong possibility. The continually emerging technologies may facilitate full customization of every shoe pair and improve its performance according to the individual requirements of the athletes.

Automated sensors may create a pressure map of the person purchasing a shoe and capture fundamental information to build unique designs. AI is expected to completely transform how products are customized and put an end to the ‘one-size-fits-all’ by facilitating the development of one-of-a-kind products.

New Design Alternatives

As humans, we tend to easily forget previous experiences. However, AI tools can tremendously help designers come up with impeccable product designs and winning ideas, by automatically refining a product’s design based on all the other completed projects. AI tools may also recommend new design alternatives to help businesses improve user engagement.

Leverage Technology to Improve Your Product Designing and Manufacturing Processes

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