News & trends of the industrial world
Global Business & Markets | 06 Feb. 2018
German companies confident
The cliché of "German angst" does not apply to digital transformation: German managers face digital disruption with more confidence and...
Digital Twin | 06 Feb. 2018
In Bremen, mobile port robots perform unloading tasks
The working conditions at sea ports are extreme: Every day, employees haul hundreds of crates each weighing up to 35 kilograms, no matter...
WoMenPower | 05 Feb. 2018
Women hit harder by digital transformation
The authors of a new study of the World Economic Forum demand nothing less than an "occupational retraining" revolution. By 2026, 1.4...
Energy | 05 Feb. 2018
A major boost in energy efficiency as the first climate goal
August 2, 2017 was Earth Overshoot Day and this year isn't looking much better. The best strategy against climate change is to save energy.
Integrated Energy | 05 Feb. 2018
Joint venture opens up electricity market for supermarkets
Solar specialist SMA Solar Technology and energy supplier Danfoss are planning a joint venture intended to pave the way for supermarkets to...
Industrie 4.0 | 04 Feb. 2018
Leader in digitization increases its edge
Japan, the U.S. and even Germany are among the winners when it comes to the digital transformation of production systems. At the same time,...
Young Tech Enterprises | 04 Feb. 2018
Shell invests in blockchain startup
The oil company has purchased shares in the young London-based company Applied Blockchain. Smart contracts could be the future of energy...
Research & Technology | 03 Feb. 2018
New steel alloy for unbreakable 3D printing process
Today, industrial metal 3D printing processes are ideal for producing large, heavy, high-strength objects. A new alloy will now improve...
Predictive Maintenance | 03 Feb. 2018
Digital assistant maintains boiler systems at dairy farms
Bavarian private dairy farm Bechtel has combined its new boiler system with the MEC Optimize assistant, which provides a fully automatic...
Integrated Energy | 03 Feb. 2018
Audi begins smart grid model testing
The car manufacturer hopes to connect its smart energy network to the power grid. Network stability and autoproducers alike are set to...
Cobots | 02 Feb. 2018
The dirty work happens in the washing cell
A cleaner at the BMW plant in Dingolfing has to work under extremely harsh conditions: In the middle of a washing cell at 60°C. Luckily for...
Artificial Intelligence | 02 Feb. 2018
Google CEO returns to the Stone Age
Are we living in an AI era like human kind before it learned to master fire? Google CEO Sundar Pichai seems to think so,
Industrie 4.0 | 02 Feb. 2018
Electronic skin enables non-contact control
Researchers have developed an ultra-thin electronic magnetic sensor that can be worn on the skin, allowing virtual and visual objects to be...
Industrie 4.0 | 01 Feb. 2018
3D-printed whiskers control underwater robots
A South Korean research team has developed sensors that are designed to function like seal whiskers and improve positional control for...
Integrated Energy | 01 Feb. 2018
China builds energy-self-sufficient greenhouses
Chinese battery and electric vehicle manufacturer BYD seeks to provide the Middle East with greenhouses that use water from desalination...
Cobots | 31 Jan. 2018
Robotic colleague helps with retail
ARMAR-6 will assist employees at British supermarket Ocado in the future. This new electrical “co-worker” is designed to be able to...
Industrie 4.0 | 31 Jan. 2018
Bosch unveils IoT campus for Berlin’s digital scene
Bosch has opened an IoT campus in Berlin for creative thinkers and digital experts. Up to 400 employees are to work in this creative...
Industrie 4.0 | 30 Jan. 2018
3D-printing job market is booming
It took some time, but 2017 seems to have finally been the breakthrough year for additive manufacturing: Compared with the previous year,...
Predictive Maintenance | 30 Jan. 2018
Industry yet to embrace predictive maintenance
Though predictive maintenance is a much-discussed buzzword, it has yet to be effectively implemented in production facilities. However, the...
Integrated Energy | 30 Jan. 2018
Hydrogen from solar rays
Scientists at the University of Twente have discovered how to directly convert energy from sunlight into usable fuel. To do so, they use...