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    GE’s Mind+Machines conference is where the industrial powerhouse displays its outside-the-box ideas. One of the most striking demos at this year’s San Francisco meeting was a Siri-like voice interface which makes it possible to have very realistic remote conversations with a machine. During an interview with...

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    The German Benteler group is testing augmented reality and Google Glass in its Belgian automotive facility. So far, the results are promising.   You have only a few hours to deliver a series of modules on time and in the right order. Implementing the Just-in-Sequence (JIS) concept, which applies Just-in-Time principles...

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    The cloud may be a very promising technology, but sending industrial or consumer data to the Web raises multiple data protection and privacy questions. At Hannover Messe, Microsoft announced that its Azure IoT Suite will be able to connect to the Microsoft Azure Deutschland cloud, resolving compliance issues for its...

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    OPC UA is turning into the de facto standard for M2M communication. A good example of this trend is Festo’s announcement that it will now “use OPC UA as the communication interface for new products.” The company has embedded OPC UA in the latest version of its CPX automation platform. As Festo Product Manager...

    Applications, services, platforms, connectivity, monetization, and more. Getting into IoT sometimes sounds like a daunting task. At Hannover Messe, Swedish telecom and IT giant Ericsson launched its new IoT Accelerator program to facilitate such projects. Targeting public safety, utilities, transport and smart cities,...

    “Our ambition is to be able to print every iglide-made product.” At Hannover Messe, igus made it crystal clear that it intends not only to continue developing new materials for additive manufacturing but also to offer its customers the possibility of having their parts produced in an igus printing shop. DirectIndustry...

    Wheels: -29%. Differential: -14%. Diesel pump housing: -18%. Nuts: 6 g each. At Hannover Messe, the Lightweight Forging Initiative, a primarily German consortium of forging companies and steel producers, has been trumpeting an impressive list of weight-saving measures for automotive parts which could result in a total...

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