A digital twin for each material

To ensure the digital networking of production systems and the optimization of material-specific requirements, we need to measure, analyze and replicate the changes in material properties in a process in which “digital twins” of materials are created. The materials data space developed by Fraunhofer researchers has laid the groundwork for this process. When a finished Read more about A digital twin for each material[…]

Digitalized manufacturing: Trends, perspectives and business opportunities

The future and prosperity of entire countries depend on the production of goods, just as many jobs in the USA and worldwide. The future of digitalized manufacturing and Industrie 4.0 rests entirely upon the ability to pool expertise and resources. Fraunhofer’s interdisciplinary systems expertise sparks the new ideas that meet the challenges of a changing Read more about Digitalized manufacturing: Trends, perspectives and business opportunities[…]

Digital assistance systems can also help lighten the load in the workplace

Digitalization in industry is often equated with a cut in jobs. Indeed, for many people, there is a very real fear that smart technologies, such as augmented reality, will put them out of work. However, with their new solution for the logistics sector, Fraunhofer researchers are now showing that digital assistance systems can also help Read more about Digital assistance systems can also help lighten the load in the workplace[…]

New scanner works autonomously and in real time

Let’s say the armrest is broken in your vintage car. As things stand, you would need a lot of luck and persistence to find the right spare part. But in the world of Industrie 4.0 and production with batch sizes of one, you can simply scan the armrest and print it out. This is made Read more about New scanner works autonomously and in real time[…]

IoT Solutions World Congress takes IoT to airports, commodities and space exploration

How can Internet of Things (IoT) technologies prevent baggage loss, secure power plants or help humankind to travel and explore Mars? To answer these and other questions the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) will gather over 220 companies and 250 speakers on its third edition. The Congress program will feature 8 tracks –Manufacturing, Read more about IoT Solutions World Congress takes IoT to airports, commodities and space exploration[…]

Germany, France and Italy join forces to promote digitising manufacturing

The key digitising manufacturing initiatives of Germany, France and Italy have agreed on a trilateral cooperation to support and strengthen the digitisation processes of their manufacturing sectors as well as to promote European efforts in this field. German Plattform Industrie 4.0, French Alliance Industrie du Futur and Italian initiative Piano Industria 4.0 have developed a Read more about Germany, France and Italy join forces to promote digitising manufacturing[…]

PTC and EY Align to Facilitate Industry Innovation and Adoption of Internet of Things Business Models

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) and EY have formed a strategic alliance to facilitate industry innovation and promote adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) business models using the ThingWorx® industrial IoT platform from PTC. With this alliance, PTC and EY will co-create IoT solutions, based on the ThingWorx platform, to enable manufacturers to improve end-to-end product lifecycle Read more about PTC and EY Align to Facilitate Industry Innovation and Adoption of Internet of Things Business Models[…]