Industria 4.0

Industria 4.0

Don’t forget the installed base
20/05/2020 - Sweden is one of the most innovative nations in the world. The Swedes have, for example, made a strong impression on the consumer market with Spotify, but they have also firmly established a...
Beko is entering the cloud with compressed air
02/04/2020 - Through acquisition of a minority holding in optiMEAS Measurement and Automation Systems GmbH, the compressed air specialist Beko Technologies is planning to extend its range to include Industry...
US researchers develop swarm robots with community spirit
02/04/2020 - In many industrial halls, self-driving shopping carts and containers are already a reality, while autonomous cars are being tested on the roads. A new algorithm will make sure they don’t crash.
The digital twin helps win the award
02/04/2020 - Feinguss Blank was honored for a particularly light and innovative wheel carrier at the Newcast trade fair in Düsseldorf. It was created using a digital twin and 3D printing.
Digitization is not necessarily a job killer
02/04/2020 - A new analysis attests to positive impacts on the job market for digitization and automation: technological change tends to create more jobs than it destroys.
Higher demands on employees
01/04/2020 - Just like industrial automation, which has been in common use since the 1970s, digitalization is not expected to cost more jobs than it creates, according to a study. However, new jobs are expected...
Robots with green thumbs!
01/04/2020 - The team from the MASCOR Institute at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences - winners of the HANNOVER MESSE Robotics Award in April - is now launching a startup with its ETAROB field robot as part...
New steel materials crank up 3D printing
01/04/2020 - Over the next three years, the AddSteel project plans to create new function-adapted steel materials for additive manufacturing. The German plant manufacturer SMS group is responsible for the...
3D printer expected to manufacture transmission parts weighing tons
01/04/2020 - Research institutes and companies in Lower Saxony are jointly developing a 3D printer that can produce steel components for ship transmission housings weighing several tons. After all, compared to...
In the hangar, 5G is ready to take to the skies
01/04/2020 - Lufthansa is performing maintenance in an innovative way at Hamburg Airport: using virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) alongside 5G.
A smart camera is checking 3D printing
01/04/2020 - In precision manufacturing, additive manufacturing processes offer plenty of scope for improvement. An optical measurement system for quality monitoring should now be able to close one loophole.
The upcoming cobot takes care of the night shift on its own
01/04/2020 - Omron and VisCheck are currently developing a cobot that works autonomously. This robot of the future should even be able to adjust the manufacturing machine that it operates when necessary.
Rockwell Automation expands its partner network
27/03/2020 - Another system provider has qualified as a Recognized System Integrator and is expanding Rockwell Automation Germany’s partner network.
Interest in 3D printing with aluminum alloys catching up
27/03/2020 - Additive manufacturing processes using aluminum alloys are increasingly being used in industry. In metal-based 3D printing, they could soon be as common as nickel, steel, and titanium.
How to avoid 3D printing errors
27/03/2020 - An international research project took a look at additive manufacturing methods and processes in the last few years. The results have now been published.
Audi relies on 3D printing and start-up cooperation
27/03/2020 - Audi plans to use auxiliary components from additive manufacturing processes in the assembly of the e-tron GT electric car in future. The design software is the result of a cooperative project with a...
Cobot grinds and polishes the Ford Fiesta
20/03/2020 - Automotive manufacturer Ford uses collaborative robots to make final grinding and polishing work on vehicle bodies more efficient. Six machines process a complete body in just 35 seconds.
Birds optimize object recognition
20/03/2020 - Functioning object recognition is a prerequisite for a multitude of applications, such as autonomous driving and production automation. Jena-based computer scientists have now developed an algorithm...
Additive manufacturing reinvents the gas turbine
20/03/2020 - To demonstrate the possibilities and limits of powder-bed-based additive manufacturing, scientists and engineers have printed a Siemens turbine to scale – with only 68 individual components instead...
Germany third in world in terms of robot density
20/03/2020 - The latest IFR figures show that the robotics market mostly remains concentrated in Asia. After a record year in 2018, the association expects things to slow down in 2019.
Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM introduces AR
20/03/2020 - Augmented reality offers companies extensive possibilities for optimizing products and processes. The AcRoSS research project is developing a platform concept intended to help SMEs introduce...