Machine Learning – Caught Between Wishful Thinking and Reality
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming ever more present in production. The technology and its tools are under constant development and have now made the jump from consumer products to the industrial sector, and with this into the mechanical engineering sector.
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Smart Power Transmission and Fluid Power Solutions
What do a “transparent” bicycle, a clever, luminous tank and a hydraulic unit with an Industrie 4.0 interface have in common? These are just three of many smart exhibits on display at the special show “Smart Power Transmission and Fluid Power Solutions” hosted by VDMA and Hannover Messe.
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Production and logistics
Requirements of production logistics continue to grow, with diversity down to batch sizes of one, just-in-time production – and the right material precisely when it is needed. While information and data can be moved virtually, physical goods demand the latest intralogistics.
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The changing face of power plant engineering
Integrated energy and digital solutions are set to make energy supply systems more efficient, flexible and environmentally-friendly in future.
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Platform economy: Mechanical engineering drives the digital transformation
Value creation in B2B business is increasingly coming from digital services. Mechanical engineering can be a driver of the new platform economy – as long as the topic is internalized all the way up to board level.
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Thilo Brodtmann: Hannover Messe 2018
VDMA Ececutive Director Thilo Brodtmann on the importance of free trade, partner country Mexico, intralogistics @ Hannover Messe and the "digital factory".
Virtuell um die Ecke schauen
Ohne Intralogistik funktioniert keine Fabrik, ohne modernste intralogistische Systeme kann Industrie 4.0 in der Produktion nicht gelingen. Fahrerlose Transportsysteme sorgen in immer mehr Unternehmen selbstständig dafür, dass die richtigen Dinge zum richtigen Zeitpunkt am richtigen Platz sind. Am Flughafen ebenso wie beim Versandhändler – oder in einer großen Dortmunder Brauerei.
Thilo Brodtmann: Hannover Messe 2018
VDMA Ececutive Director Thilo Brodtmann on the importance of free trade, partner country Mexico, intralogistics @ Hannover Messe and the "digital factory".
Virtuell um die Ecke schauen
Ohne Intralogistik funktioniert keine Fabrik, ohne modernste intralogistische Systeme kann Industrie 4.0 in der Produktion nicht gelingen. Fahrerlose Transportsysteme sorgen in immer mehr Unternehmen selbstständig dafür, dass die richtigen Dinge zum richtigen Zeitpunkt am richtigen Platz sind. Am Flughafen ebenso wie beim Versandhändler – oder in einer großen Dortmunder Brauerei.

News

25.04.2018
VDMA considers the latest communication by the European Commission on artificial intelligence as balanced, but it warns that the debate that will now start needs to stay focused on facts.
24.04.2018
VDMA 2018 study: Another 7.3 billion euros in damages - China remains by far the biggest plagiarist - Counterfeits are a security risk
23.04.2018
On the occasion of the Hannover Messe, VDMA Power Systems presented the “Power Plant Engineering Economic Trend 2018”. Before the presentation, the Chairman of VDMA Power Systems and CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Dr. Markus Tacke, explained: “The announcements in the coalition contract regarding climate protection and energy transition must now be acted upon, as European plant engineering can only then assert itself as the forerunner of a leading market for energy systems in global competition.”
23.04.2018
VDMA raises forecast from 3 to 5 percent - Open borders and the prevention of a trade war are crucial to a successful production - CeMAT and IAMD are the key building blocks of the Hannover Messe - Recommended courses of action for the platform economy
18.04.2018
Startups and mechanical engineering: a perfect match! But how can they find each other and cooperate even better in the future? We are investigating this question in dialogue with startups - in a workshop at the Young Tech Enterprises Forum at the Hanover Fair.
• Power transmission engineering and fluid power are providing the central building blocks for Industrie 4.0
• IAMD: A new leading trade fair is being launched
• Comprehensive event program from VDMA associations at the Hannover Messe
29.03.2018
The Chief Negotiator of the European Commission will give insight into the Brexit negotiations on 23 April.
26.03.2018
At the Hannover Messe, the Production Technology cluster of excellence and the associated PROTECA network will present solutions relating to the usability of machine learning algorithms for self-optimising production systems.
23.03.2018
The Business Lunch at the Hannover Messe is an opportunity for companies, networks and institutions from Germany and the Netherlands to discuss digital best practices.
22.03.2018
Digital Champions present examples of digitalisation in practice at the NRW pavilion at the Hannover Messe.
21.03.2018
Über 20 Mitgliedsunternehmen der VDMA Arbeitsgemeinschaft Brennstoffzellen werden vom 23. bis 27. April 2018 auf dem Gemeinschaftsstand Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen in Halle 27 der Hannover Messe vertreten sein.
08.03.2018
Sensors play a central role in implementing Industrie 4.0 since they are the connecting elements between the digital and the real world. Yet, the costs of the suitable sensor technology often hamper implementing technological innovations in machinery and plant engineering. This guideline provides assistance: Users and manufacturers of sensor systems are supported in developing cost-efficient sensor systems.
Mechanical engineering exports to the partner country of the Hannover Messe grew considerably in 2017. VDMA trusts in improvements in trade brought on by a new agreement between the EU and Mexico.
26.01.2018
For the 4th time already, the Additive Manufacturing Symposium organized by the Additive Manufacturing Association in cooperation with the fair in Hannover will take place at the Hannover Messe. Technology suppliers and users of the new manufacturing technologies will both have their say, all under the headline “Mechanical Engineering.”
Energy is the leading global trade show for integrated energy systems and mobility. Smart grids, virtual power plants, renewable energies: new ideas and solutions for tomorrow's energy supply are presented at the world's biggest energy fair running April 23th to 27th 2018.
VDMA StudioTalk: Hannover Messe 2018 in Focus
This year’s motto of Hannover Messe is “Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate”. In the StudioTalk interview, Hartmut Rauen, VDMA Deputy Executive Director, gives a preview of what visitors can look forward to and why Hannover Messe and CeMAT, the world’s leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, will take place at the same time. He will also talk about the importance of digitalization in the mechanical and plant engineering sector and provide an overview of the topic of platform economy. VDMA will shed light on these and many other topics during Hannover Messe.
Hannover Messe 2018
Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate: Onuora Ogbukagu, Spokesman of Deutsche Messe, presents the motto of Hannover Messe 2018.
VDMA StudioTalk: Hannover Messe 2018 in Focus
This year’s motto of Hannover Messe is “Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate”. In the StudioTalk interview, Hartmut Rauen, VDMA Deputy Executive Director, gives a preview of what visitors can look forward to and why Hannover Messe and CeMAT, the world’s leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, will take place at the same time. He will also talk about the importance of digitalization in the mechanical and plant engineering sector and provide an overview of the topic of platform economy. VDMA will shed light on these and many other topics during Hannover Messe.
Hannover Messe 2018
Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate: Onuora Ogbukagu, Spokesman of Deutsche Messe, presents the motto of Hannover Messe 2018.
Mechanical Engineering Industry Expects Increased Production
VDMA raises forecast from 3 to 5 percent - Open borders and the prevention of a trade war are crucial to a successful production - CeMAT and IAMD are the key building blocks of the Hannover Messe - Recommended courses of action for the platform economy
The VDMA network at Hannover Messe 2018
The VDMA is represented with a number of locations, events and campaigns.
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Mexico takes a great leap forward
Mechanical engineering exports to the partner country of the Hannover Messe grew considerably in 2017. VDMA trusts in improvements in trade brought on by a new agreement between the EU and Mexico.