In the future suppliers, producers and clients will all be integrated and networked. The question is not whether industry is going to adopt this new digital scenario, but rather how efficiently it will do so. What is needed is a strong, vital network between IT and mechanical and electrical engineering.show more
In the future suppliers, producers and clients will all be integrated and networked. The question is not whether industry is going to adopt this new digital scenario, but rather how efficiently it will do so. What is needed is a strong, vital network between IT and mechanical and electrical engineering.
Clear the stage for digital production
It’s obvious that Digital Factory is growing: Without software there is no Industrie 4.0 and no IoT. Digital Factory is the nerve center of HANNOVER MESSE. Visualization, additive manufacturing, CAx, PLM, ERP, and MES – in the midst of the leading trade fair for industrial integrated processes and IT solutions, Digital Factory gives answers to all IT and process questions along the industrial process chain.
But the product spectrum is not the only unique thing about it. This leading trade fair’s integrated approach is unparalleled: By linking product design to all other business processes it creates a crucial bridge within Industrie 4.0.
Industrie 4.0 | 23 May. 2018
3D simulations facilitate plant design
Digital images make plant design more precise, more efficient and faster: Kewesta records a 70 percent increase in on-schedule delivery...
Industrie 4.0 | 22 May. 2018
Digitalization also achievable for smaller businesses
Many small companies shy away from taking the big step toward digitalization and networked automation. But family business Hofmann has shown...
Artificial Intelligence | 22 May. 2018
Europe takes different approaches to implementing AI
A new study indicates that AI-based technologies raise company expectations. But concerns with regard to legal aspects and compliance...
Industrie 4.0 | 21 May. 2018
T-Systems Multimedia Solutions integrates Rhebo network security
Early detection of network anomalies is a crucial security factor in the industrial context. In the future, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions...
Digital Factory | 21 May. 2018
First target: industrial control systems
Exactly one year ago, ransomware worm WannaCry threatened industry and numerous public institutions. Where does cyber security stand today?
Industrie 4.0 | 20 May. 2018
5G-ACIA gears production to wireless networks
The newly founded 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation is championing the introduction of 5G in industrial production. The...
Digital Factory | 20 May. 2018
First integrated 5G antennas online in Berlin
Deutsche Telekom has laid the foundation for rolling out 5G in Germany: In early May, the company commissioned 5G antennas under real...
Platform Economics | 19 May. 2018
Siemens MindSphere now on Azure
A pilot version of the IoT operating system MindSphere from Siemens is now available on Microsoft Azure. Customers and partners of both...
Digital Twin | 19 May. 2018
SAP brings together product developers working on digital twin
Digital twins in the cloud are set to revolutionize product engineering, while bringing together and networking manufacturers, system...
Industrie 4.0 | 18 May. 2018
Targeted control by the automotive industry
German automotive manufacturers and suppliers are too slow in making structural preparations for the age of electromobility and...
Digital Factory | 18 May. 2018
Next-generation 3D printing
HANNOVER MESSE 2018 saw the successful premiere of the Ultimaker S5 3D printer from Ultimaker. Its increased build volume makes it ideal for...
Young Tech Enterprises | 17 May. 2018
Innogy and MCI invest in Holo-Light
Innogy Innovation Hub and Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) are investing in the startup Holo-Light. The start-up company offers solutions...
Digital Factory | 12 May. 2018
Automotive industry leads the way with smart factories
No other industry invests more in smart factories than car makers. This will pay off in increases in productivity in the billions by 2023,...
Artificial Intelligence | 10 May. 2018
Companies insist on better AI support
VDE member companies and colleges see Europe in last place when it comes to digitization, behind highly industrialized continents. But...
Cobots | 10 May. 2018
Flexible lightweight robots move into electronics manufacturing
The triumphant advance of collaborative robots appears to be unstoppable. At the Hanover Fair, KUKA presented the LBR iisy, a cobot for...
Industrie 4.0 | 10 May. 2018
Digitization optimizes tool regrinding
The digitization of relatively small industrial sectors can also result in time and cost savings: c-Com GmbH offers a software solution for...
Industrie 4.0 | 09 May. 2018
Premium AEROTEC uses Airbus’ data platform Skywise
Airbus supplier Premium AEROTEC is adapting Airbus’ data analysis and collaborative platform Skywise to make communication processes with...
Integrated Industry | 07 May. 2018
Industry 4.0 is much more than production automation
Consulting company Ernst & Young has focused on industrial SMEs and found that mechanical engineering invests more than average in...
Industrie 4.0 | 07 May. 2018
Zeiss buys MES developer Guardus
Zeiss Group has acquired Guardus, a software and systems company specializing in manufacturing execution systems. This is supposed to...
Integrated Industry | 06 May. 2018
The VDE Tec Report reveals deficiencies in IIoT security
In almost every third company, employees are not being trained on IT security topics even though nearly half have been victims of...