For several years, SAP has worked alongside partners from industry to create the open integrated factory – a functioning model representing tomorrow’s manufacturing, which enables batch-of-one production and new business models. The IT giants have further expanded and improved their exhibit for HANNOVER MESSE 2017.
The key topic of the Hannover Messe 2017 trade fair, “Integrated Industries, Creating Value”, is concerned with competitive advantage through digitalisation, new business models and added value through intelligent technology, and the networking of humans and machines. Prior to the fair, Festo is introducing the breakthrough innovation “Festo Motion Terminal” along with fascinating future-oriented technologies as part of its Bionic and Future Concepts.
Paperless manufacturing, full transparency, KPIs, real-time reporting and an SAP interface – these are the ambitious goals that Georg Mauser is setting for his sheet metal processing company, Mauser + Co. GmbH, for the medium term. He is taking this step towards manufacturing of the future together with TRUMPF. The necessary confidence and trust is already there: the two companies have been working together for more than 70 years.
The recent IN(3D)USTRY event in Barcelona brought together industry users, manufacturers and service providers to discuss 3D printing’s role in building more efficient, value-added manufacturing processes. Speaking on behalf of Stratasys, Ben Lazarus described the different ways 3D printing is being implemented to improve production and help businesses gain a competitive advantage.