SUPPLY CHAIN - FROM AUTOMATIC TO AUTONOMOUS
The logical conclusion of Industrie 4.0 is the complete digital penetration of the value chain and ultimately its autonomization. This will not only characterize the future of production and logistics processes inside and out of factories, but will also have an effect on the mechanical and plant engineering sector as a whole.
INDUSTRIE 4.0 - SECURE DIGITAL IDENTITIES CREATE TRUST
According to Industrie 4.0 experts, secure digital identities (SDIs) are the only way to ensure cybersecurity. VDMA members demonstrate what these are, where they can be used, and which technologies are currently in development.
CYBER CRIME CAUSES DAMAGE RUNNING TO MILLIONS OF EUROS
At the end of 2017, several VDMA member companies independently reported fraudulent activities involving fake bank account details in offers to international customers. There is cause for concern.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: READY, STEADY, GO
The international innovation contest in the field of artificial intelligence within an industrial environment is rapidly gaining momentum. For mechanical and plant engineers from Germany, it is becoming increasingly important to quickly develop the potential of this technology.
PLATFORM FOR TRENDSETTERS
Startups turn trends into new products and have established new ways of working and thinking. Their digital creativity can spur the implementation of Industrie 4.0. The VDMA Startup Machine platform matches startup creativity with the domain expertise of machine makers.
UNDERSTANDING LEIBNIZ'S THOUGHTS
The great polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz noted his thoughts and ideas on countless pieces of scrap paper - an immeasurable wealth of knowledge as paperwork in the most literal sense. Using digital reconstruction, the Leibniz Puzzle project is set out to shed some light on his ideas.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AS THE DRIVER OF THE SECOND WAVE OF DIGITALIZATION
Internet technologies and the related cloud solutions have been driving the first wave of digitalization for over 20 years. Nowadays, analog data storage and transmission systems are hard to come by in important German economic sectors. The second wave of digitalization, however, will make all the difference, as it focuses on the analysis of digitally available data. A secondary publication.
THERE IS NO PRODUCTION WITHOUT TOOLING
They give their customers real competitive advantages and are as solid as a rock. Even in times of crisis, precision tools remain stable in their economic development. Why that is and where the industry is heading in the future is the focus of VDMA Precision Tools Association.