INDUSTRIE 4.0 - HIGHLIGHTING SMART AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS
Modern lighting technology has a lot more to offer than just light and colors. Used in production systems, the new LED lights become smart measurement devices for machine data, reporting failures in real time.
LNG: NEW ALTERNATIVE IN HEAVY-DUTY TRANSPORTATION
Up to this point, the use of liquefied gas was limited to a few regions and applications. High-tech solutions for transport and processing gas unlock new potential.
EU RESEARCH: DOES IT STILL MATTER?
How to make the best out of EU research budgets? Commissioner Carlos Moedas suggests answers and proposes giving more money to innovators. But what does that mean for collaborative R&I? A VDMA analysis from Brussels.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - AT HOME IN THE WORLD
The export rate of more than 75 percent speaks volumes - mechanical engineering companies have their markets all over the world. VDMA supports them in a variety of ways.
Be it arm wrestling, tossing the caber or with the help of machines, people love to compete. VDMAimpulse has drawn up a list of unusual competitions in which people and machinery work as a team.
DIGITIZATION IS CHANGING EVERYTHING
Digitization will affect and shape all sectors of industry. Be it a revolution or an evolutionary process - each and every company must find its way to Industrie 4.0.
KEEPING A KEEN EYE ON THE FUTURE
The future is unchartered territory. Mechanical engineering companies are constantly striving to ensure a successful future - with the help of VDMA.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY PAYS OFF
The benefits of energy efficiency are obvious - but there is still a lot of untapped potential. Therefore, VDMA is pressing ahead with the establishment of energy efficiency networks.
FROM GERMANY TO THE US VIA ASIA
Once an installation specialist in the Saarland town of Rohrbach - now a site manager for production, purchasing and logistics in the USA. Yannick Schilly's (41) career milestones are quite diverse - and international. What made him follow this path? Curiosity, passion and the support of his family and his employer Festo.
THE VOICE OF REASON
Political representation of interests has become even more important for the industry. VDMA gives its members a powerful voice both in Berlin and Brussels.
LANDFILLS AND COWS - CLIMATE KILLERS
Methane gas is harmful to the environment. Waste and recycling plants can use the gas to improve energy and resource efficiency and thus contribute to the Paris Agreement.
IRAN: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Now that most of the international sanctions on Iran have been lifted, the mechanical engineering industry is eager to expand trade relations with the country. While there is great economic potential, there are also obstacles along the way.
DIE AND MOLD MAKING - INNOVATIVE AND VERSATILE
The range of die and mold making is huge. Dominated by medium-sized companies, the sector increases the productivity of many companies in other industrial sectors with its products and services.
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