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.
Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives | 21 Jan. 2019
New processes improve hot and cold forming
A new video from the Association of German Engineers (VDI) presents novel material and energy-saving metal processing techniques.
Artificial Intelligence | 18 Jan. 2019
German employees not ecstatic about AI
Employees in large German companies are particularly skeptical of artificial intelligence (AI): Workers in Germany are far more wary of the...
Digital Factory | 17 Jan. 2019
The road to digitization
To stay competitive, manufacturing enterprises need to integrate the data at play in all of their value-creation processes. From 1 to 5...
Digital Factory | 15 Jan. 2019
Companies want to start using 5G as early as 2020.
Many firms are in a hurry to implement the new standard. They want to launch corresponding projects by 2020.
Industrie 4.0 | 12 Jan. 2019
Manuals aim to protect SMEs against industrial espionage
One in three SMEs in Germany has already been hit by economic or industrial espionage. Scientists are now proposing measures for improved...
Digital Factory | 10 Jan. 2019
Data volumes are growing; digital know-how is stagnating
The volume of data being recorded in industrial production has grown significantly. A recent study, however, has revealed that German...
Digital Factory | 09 Jan. 2019
Data volume expected to explode until 2025
The volume of data generated worldwide should increase from the current 33 to about 175 zettabytes in 2025. The authors of the "DataAge...
Research & Technology | 09 Jan. 2019
Austria plans to promote mixed reality
This could prove popular: 25 industrial companies and several universities in Austria have jointly developed new and concrete mixed reality...
job and career | 08 Jan. 2019
Employees are taking digitization (too) lightly
Is digitization nothing but hype? This is what management consultancy Deloitte asks in the light of the findings of its latest analysis....
Security | 08 Jan. 2019
Fake news re VPN
Media reports of an imminent closure of VPN tunnels in China a few months ago caused great consternation among a substantial number of...
Management | 08 Jan. 2019
Cyber policies in demand
Inflicting damage or stealing data – hackers are motivated by many different aims. The market for cyber insurance in German industry is...
Integrated Energy | 07 Jan. 2019
US researchers improve energy harvesting
Energy harvesting, i.e., scavenging energy from the environment, plays an important role for devices on the Internet of Things. Pennsylvania...
Digital Factory | 04 Jan. 2019
Ford automates steel hot forming
The automotive manufacturer has introduced a new method of hot forming at its Saarlouis works. A combination of conventional processes and...
Cobots | 03 Jan. 2019
Omron introduces new range of cobot models
With its new TM series, Omron hopes to make collaboration between humans and robots more effective. Several image-processing features and...
Cobots | 29 Dec. 2018
Swiss union admits robot
Labor union “Employees Switzerland” has had its first non-human member since December 1, 2018: by granting membership to a collaborative...
Digital Factory | 24 Dec. 2018
Ubirch and *um jointly secure Industry 4.0 data
Ubirch GmbH and The unbelievable Machine Company (*um) sign a strategic partnership. The joint project focuses on the highly secure...
Awards | 23 Dec. 2018
The best Industry 4.0 projects focus on transparency
Siemens, Kamax and BMW are the winners of the Industry 4.0 Award 2018. The trade magazine "Produktion" and ROI Management Consulting AG...
Digital Factory | 21 Dec. 2018
One in a thousand
CODESYS - the IEC 61131-3 development platform from 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH - is compatible with no fewer than 1,000 different...
Integrated Energy | 19 Dec. 2018
Schaeffler industrializes organic electricity storage
Organic flow batteries made from unlimited renewable raw materials are considered as an important contribution to the energy transition. The...
Industrie 4.0 | 18 Dec. 2018
Hackers prefer the chemical and automotive industries
Sabotage, espionage and data theft via digital, networked communication channels are increasingly harassing German industry. The attackers...