AI-enabled Optimization of Production Processes

29 April 2021, 13-14.30h
online webinar, Flanders Make

This ‘How can AI leverage Smart Manufacturing’ webinar addresses AI based methodologies and approaches to help finding the right process parameters for the manufacturing processes.

Industrial production processes are often very complex: they consist of multiple steps and the different parameters of each individual production step can highly influence the end result. Consequently, obtaining good process parameters which guarantee product quality and productivity, can be a cumbersome task, particularly in case measuring (intermediate) product quality is hard and experimentation is expensive. In additions, it is often necessary to make a trade-off between conflicting objectives, e.g. minimizing process time while maximizing product quality.

During this webinar, we introduce new approaches making use of AI-techniques to optimize process parameters. Firstly, we will illustrate by means of an industrial adhesive joining use case how Gaussian Processes can be used to retrieve cost-effective process parameters which guarantee structural strength of the end product. Secondly, we will discuss how AI-techniques can be used to realize anomaly detection systems and active learning methods can provide online quality control for additive manufacturing, able to cope with changing manufacturing and environmental conditions, and demonstrate the effectiveness of the techniques using first experimental results. Finally, Nicolas Deruytter, CEO of ML6, will explain how Machine Learning is already used today to improve efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of production processes

Artificial Intelligence as Key Enabler for Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Transition

‘How can AI leverage Smart Manufacturing?’ is a series of 3 webinars, targeting an industrial audience, in which we demonstrate and discuss AI as key enabler for Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 transition. Each webinar is self-contained and does not depend on the other webinars.

Industry 4.0 Becomes a Reality

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and smart manufacturing systems become integral research areas where researchers from academia and industries are working towards next generation intelligent smart manufacturing applications.

The Flanders AI Research Program is a full program where AI research is performed in different domain areas including Industry 4.0.

In cooperation with different research teams in the program, Flanders Make, the strategic research center of the manufacturing industry in Flanders, is developing proofs of concepts to demonstrate how AI can be introduced in manufacturing to make it smarter and Industry 4.0 compliant.


  • 29 April 2021, 13-14.30h
  • Location: online
  • Language: Engels
  • Target audience: industrial audience


  • Price: participation is free, but registration is requested

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