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.
Machine Learning | 07 Jul. 2018
Bavaria, Germany, wants to become a top AI location
The Bavarian state government decides to set up a new competence network for artificial intelligence. A new Fraunhofer Institute is to be...
Digital Factory | 06 Jul. 2018
Hackers attack control systems and operating technology
Security incidents were recorded for about every third industrial company in the ICS (Industrial Control System) or industrial engineering...
Industrie 4.0 | 05 Jul. 2018
Digital engineering is easier said than done
Investments in digitization are paying off only to a limited extent for many companies in the manufacturing industry. Despite its great...
Digital Factory | 02 Jul. 2018
The industry future-proof, except in the area of safety
The KPMG consultants have good and bad news for industrial companies. According to an international survey, they are well prepared for the...
Predictive Maintenance | 02 Jul. 2018
Ultrasound can hear microorganisms growing in pipes
Predictive maintenance requires a constant flow of data from all relevant points. A clever retrofit solution for water pipes was invented at...
Digital Factory | 01 Jul. 2018
Sick enters the system business
Sick has reorganized its e-card production at the Reute location as a smart model factory. At the same time, the sensor specialist is...
Industrie 4.0 | 27 Jun. 2018
Company maps show the digital need for action
Some industrial companies are finding it difficult to deal with the digital transformation. In North Rhine-Westphalia, companies are...
Digital Twin | 25 Jun. 2018
MapleSim now works with virtual acceleration
The 2018 version of the MapleSim modeling platform integrates speed and acceleration simulation capabilities for digital twins, making it...
Career 4.0 | 24 Jun. 2018
Every unemployed computer scientist has more than five job vacancies t
The Association of German Engineers (VDI) warns about a growing shortage of skilled workers: German companies have to fill an average of...
Digital Factory | 22 Jun. 2018
Alexa is engaged as voice assistant in industry
Connyun connects its own Industry 4.0 solution I4_Station Optimizer with Amazon Web Services and plans to integrate voice assistant Alexa...
Machine Learning | 20 Jun. 2018
Intelligent scan head combines dynamics and precision
Automated manufacturing processes in the field of laser micromachining and additive manufacturing often require high-performance scanning...
Industrie 4.0 | 19 Jun. 2018
The middle class underestimates its digitization opportunities
The shortage of skilled workers already costs German SMEs around 65 billion euros a year. To make matters worse, many companies have no time...
Machine Learning | 17 Jun. 2018
PwC sees a potential of 430,000,000,000 euros in AI
According to PwC, artificial intelligence could generate 430 billion for the German economy by 2030. The consultants consider the healthcare...
Industrie 4.0 | 15 Jun. 2018
Robotics and automation achieve a record sales volume
The VDMA industry association is recording double-digit growth rates in the area of robotics and automation for 2017. The outlook for 2018...
Industrie 4.0 | 14 Jun. 2018
TÜV calls for a test procedure for data protection and cyber security
TÜV certifies that German industrial facilities have a generally high level of safety. Experts see lawmakers as having the duty in the...
Integrated Industry | 11 Jun. 2018
Groupe PSA sets up a strategic digitalization center
The French car manufacturer is stepping up its digital transformation: A central facility has been created to pool resources and expertise...
Predictive Maintenance | 06 Jun. 2018
Motor Scan gets old electric motors ready for IIoT
Many industrial companies are struggling with digitization, as their old machines often do not yet have up-to-date technical interfaces. A...
Digital Factory | 05 Jun. 2018
NextLAP platform monitors and controls production processes
NextLAP's IP/1 process monitoring platform is designed to go one step further than traditional predictive maintenance approaches: It enables...
Digital Factory | 05 Jun. 2018
Arvato adds flexible cloud services to its range
By building an Azure stack in its Gütersloh data center, Arvato aims to expand its corporate cloud offering. The stack will mean that the IT...
Industrie 4.0 | 03 Jun. 2018
New vulnerability in CPUs endangers cloud systems
The security holes "Specter" and "Meltdown" already caused great uncertainty back in January of this year. The industry now faces new...