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 | 08 Sep. 2018
Industry associations help find the right sensors
Sensors and measuring technology are considered key Industry 4.0 technologies. The industry association AMA has now published an up-to-date...
Industrie 4.0 | 04 Sep. 2018
Digital Council to take Germany forward digitally
The ten honorary members of the Council will meet at least twice a year with the federal chancellor. She is looking for women and men with...
Industrie 4.0 | 03 Sep. 2018
Kistler opens a competence center in Aachen
The Swiss specialist in measurement technology is taking this step following its takeover of the Aachen-based company IOS, which is being...
Industrie 4.0 | 31 Aug. 2018
SIEB & MEYER is upgrading its processing of circuit boards
The new CNC 95.00 CNC control system is intended, among other things, to reduce the potential for errors during operation. Integration into...
Industrie 4.0 | 31 Aug. 2018
Industry are falling asleep when it comes to their own protection
Although ever more systems communicate via the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), many companies are neglecting to protect themselves...
Industrie 4.0 | 31 Aug. 2018
The country needs new managers
The success of the digital transformation in companies depends on a modern management style in the boardroom. But many managers in Germany...
Industrie 4.0 | 25 Aug. 2018
Making old machines fit for Industry 4.0
Harting calls its digitization treatment for old injection molding machines "retrofit". The Group from East Westphalia is hosting an Expert...
Research & Technology | 22 Aug. 2018
I can see something you can't!
The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) has developed a compact W-band radar based on millimeter waves for inspecting...
Research & Technology | 16 Aug. 2018
Novel semiconductors may bring about performance gains
With “memristors”, researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with a new type of semiconductor, which is supposed to combine...
Digital Factory | 15 Aug. 2018
"Possibly the smallest machine in the world!"
This bold claim comes from Pickert & Partner GmbH. Its system - based on the Raspberry Pi mini computer - simulates an entire production...
Industrie 4.0 | 14 Aug. 2018
SKZ becomes official Industry 4.0 test environment
Medium-size companies can now expect funding for development, testing and application of digitized processes and products. The first...
Digital Factory | 14 Aug. 2018
Audi and Ericsson test 5G in industrial application
The two companies want to set up a test site with a 5G wireless cell. The focus here is particularly on the extremely low latency times for...
Industrie 4.0 | 13 Aug. 2018
The whole of an OPC UA assembly cell can now speak the same language
fortiss has unveiled a model system which links together smart components from several manufacturers. As a result, heterogeneous production...
Digital Twin | 13 Aug. 2018
Baden-Württemberg is digitizing materials technology
The south-west of Germany is planning a very distinctive digitization campaign: digital twins of materials are intended to benefit small and...
Industrie 4.0 | 12 Aug. 2018
Companies’ own employees are putting IIoT security at risk
With the ever-increasing level of industrial digitization, attacks on the networked structures of modern industrial companies are also...
Industrie 4.0 | 05 Aug. 2018
Audi builds electric motors in Hungary
The company itself speaks of a “new era.” Audi has started series production of electric drives in Győr, north-western Hungary. The...
Industrie 4.0 | 03 Aug. 2018
Continental goes to Kaunas for electronics production
Continental has laid the foundation for its first plant in Lithuania. It meets the requirements of Industry 4.0 and is expected to produce...
Industrie 4.0 | 01 Aug. 2018
Advanced Planning and Scheduling interlinks ERP and MES
After digitizing and automating individual processes, the digital pioneers are now networking the different areas. A current example...
Digital Factory | 01 Aug. 2018
KraussMaffei creates a business unit for smart machines
In order to cope with the digital change in mechanical engineering, the KraussMaffei Group is adapting its corporate structure to the...
Startups | 31 Jul. 2018
Light is worth $121 million to Leica and the Softbank Group
The startup, Light, has won over camera maker Leica and the Softbank Group. The company is working on imaging techniques and has developed a...