Industria 4.0

Industria 4.0

Machine learning is taking off in the wind tunnel
07/08/2020 - Calculation of the aerodynamic characteristics of new automobiles and aircraft currently takes up to a day. New software is now using machine learning to reduce this time to fractions of a second.
Industry are falling asleep when it comes to their own protection
07/08/2020 - Although ever more systems communicate via the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), many companies are neglecting to protect themselves against cyber attacks.
Transport robots carry the dye buckets at Bierbaum
07/08/2020 - The textile industry is also benefiting from digitization: automatically navigating transport robots to ensure a smooth flow of goods between the dye kitchen and printing presses at bed linen...
Human behavior of robots triggers emotions
07/08/2020 - The interaction between robots and human beings is already a reality in many branches of industry. But if the robots’ behavior is too human, problems can arise.
German chemical industry makes massive investment in research
07/08/2020 - The chemical-pharmaceutical industry in Germany will spend €11 billion on research and investment this year. The Verband der Chemischen Industrie (Chemical Industry Association [VCI]) is calling...
Apium dries up the error rate in 3D printing
07/08/2020 - Polymer-based filaments tend to pick up ambient moisture. Apium has now developed a filament dryer to ensure consistent 3D printing quality.
Making old machines fit for Industry 4.0
07/08/2020 - Harting calls its digitization treatment for old injection molding machines "retrofit". The Group from East Westphalia is hosting an Expert Day to provide information on how this works.
Digital officers and HR managers shape the digital transformation
07/08/2020 - The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and the Human Resources (HR) department are critical when it comes to ensuring a company's digital transformation succeeds.
Research factory practices protection against cyber attacks
07/08/2020 - External attacks on companies are now part of everyday life. The Fraunhofer IOSB-INA Industrial Automation branch and RZ products have now developed an integrated security concept.
Schaeffler buys drive-by-wire technology from Paravan
07/08/2020 - The automobile industry supplier Schaeffler from Bavaria and Paravan from Baden-Württemberg are entering into a joint venture. Schaeffler holds 90% of the joint venture company.
A new partner for Panda
07/08/2020 - Panda is the lightweight robot that won Franka Emika GmbH the prestigious Deutscher Zukunftspreis. Now its creators are entering into a joint venture with technology group Voith and look set to...
Continental is checking air springs with ultrasound
07/08/2020 - The automobile industry supplier has developed a sensor for air springs, which should make city buses, in particular, safer and more efficient. Predictive maintenance is also envisaged.
The country needs new managers
07/08/2020 - The success of the digital transformation in companies depends on a modern management style in the boardroom. But many managers in Germany do not seem to have taken that on board yet.
A tiny AI chip is giving machine learning a boost
07/08/2020 - To make intelligent data processing significantly faster, Google has developed new TPUs. These are intended for use in industry in particular.
Bionics set to boost lightweight construction
07/08/2020 - Together with partners from industry, Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences is investigating how findings in bionics can be applied to lightweight construction by means of laser metal fusion.
The automation wave is turning the world of work on its head
07/08/2020 - Over the next five years, up to 11% of full-time jobs could disappear because of automation solutions. This is the indicated by the results of a survey of 180 decision-makers in the German-speaking...
3D printing is getting things in gear at Easelink
07/08/2020 - The Austrian start-up Easelink orders its components made by additive manufacturing directly from the printer because they are available so quickly.
Munich Re acquires IoT startup Relayr
06/08/2020 - Munich Re wants to leverage Relayr’s software developments to generate more accurate risk analyses. The startup offers end-to-end IoT solutions for the digitalization of industrial companies.
Robots with a human touch
06/08/2020 - Esben H. Østergaard, founder and CTO of Universal Robots, is the pioneer of collaborative robots. The Danish inventor recognized the need for the human touch in manufacturing and has developed new...
Chinese company offers machine learning for everyone
06/08/2020 - The Chinese search engine operator Baidu has put machine learning models online that can be used without any programming knowledge. The first models deal with image and sound recognition.
Wearable Robotics
06/08/2020 - Bad posture when lifting and carrying causes injury to workers, costs employers money and is responsible for 23 per cent of all sickness-related absences from work. Dr. Peter Heiligensetzer, an...