Smart Manufacturing Comic Book & App

Use augmented reality to design, manufacture, and test a flying drone! Download the Smart Manufacturing comic book and app and bring manufacturing to life in the comfort of your own home or classroom.

Visit the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) to download the Smart Manufacturing App.


Explore the Smart Manufacturing comic book and app through our Q&A activity available as a downloadable PDF and online quiz.

Educators: If you would like to request a copy of the Smart Manufacturing Activity Worksheet Answer Key, please contact us at

Frequently Asked Questions

Download the Smart MFG App from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android), and click here to access the comic book. If you don’t have access to the comic book please contact to have one emailed to you.

Your device will scan the comic book to launch the augmented reality experience.

The experience is activated by your device’s camera. Make sure to properly frame the pages of the comic book so your device launches the experience.

The Smart Manufacturing Comic Book and App were created by the Manufacturing Institute and MFG Day in partnership with Rockwell Automation and PTC, Inc.

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