The manufacturing industry must constantly adapt to new economic conditions, new technologies and whatever challenges the world can throw at it. The COVID-19 pandemic presented one of the greatest challenges the industry has faced in some time. It also presented opportunities to change and grow. The manufacturing trends of 2023 are, in part, an ongoing response to the pandemic’s economic and social impacts. Advances in various forms of technology are also shaping 2023’s trends, as areas like artificial intelligence (AI) and “smart” devices continue to advance. Read on to learn more about nine of this year’s biggest manufacturing industry trends.