New manufacturing challenges facing sustainability

Jorge Zamorano, Miguel Alfaro, Valmir Martins de Oliveira, Guillermo Fuertes, Claudia Durán, Rodrigo Ternero, Jorge Sabattin, Manuel Vargas

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We sought to identify opportunities for Industry 4.0 technologies in Sustainable Manufacturing using a two-stage methodology. In the first stage, we investigated Industry 4.0, sustainability, and Smart Factories and identified eleven technological trends linked to Sustainable Manufacturing. In the second stage, we graphically integrated the technological trends with Sustainable Manufacturing and a Smart Factory scheme in the context of Industry 4.0. We formally discussed the interconnection between these concepts and the relevant literature from which we derived these opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalManufacturing Letters
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • Industry 4.0
  • Sustainable Manufacturing and Smart Factory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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