• DirectIndustry e-Magazine - #16 - SPECIAL HANNOVER MESSE - DirectIndustry e-Magazine


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    This 16th issue of DirectIndustry e-magazine, a Hannover Messe Live Special, focuses on Industry 4.0 hotspots. Though the German fair is still going strong at press time, our journalists are already drawing attention to some tremendous industrial automation developments—from predictive maintenance to digitization and self-organizing factories.

    Our reports also focus on innovative construction materials of the future. Their lighter weight will improve efficiency while reducing the carbon emissions of industrial processes. Enjoy the fair!

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    INDUSTRY 4.0
    PdM can mean machinery needs less maintenance.
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    What if engineers could predict when maintenance should be performed on machinery and equipment? Modeling data collected by new sensors inside machines and engines now enable predictive maintenance (PdM). The end-game is maximum efficiency and the complete automation of business decisions.   First Steps: Data...

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    Softwares play a vital role in the simulation of the factories of the future.

    Watch our exclusive report. The real and virtual worlds have begun to merge in production. It is now possible to create digital twins of a product before it is produced and even simulate the production environment. At Hannover Messe, DirectIndustry e-magazine met with two big actors of the digitization of the industry: Siemens and Dassault Systèmes.

    We are using different materials—soybeans, plastic bottles, natural rubber and even other companies’ waste materials.
    Courtesy of Ford

    At Hannover Messe, different green and lightweight materials found in the American car manufacturer’s vehicles were  showcased —from recycled plastic bottles to plant-based elements.   Henry Ford was always interested in using sustainable materials in his cars. In the 1940s, the prototype “soybean car” used...

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    Camille Rustici

    Camille Rustici is a Video Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…

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    Hicham Dhouibi

    Hicham Dhouibi is a mechanical and process engineer and writer with years of experience in automotive, plastic processing and telecom industries.

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    Jamie Carter

    Jamie Carter is a journalist based in Wales, who writes about technology for the South China Morning Post, Mashable, MSN, the BBC Sky At Night, TechRadar.com and Korean Air’s Morning Calm.

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    Kristina Müller

    Kristina Müller is a German journalist working on a freelance basis for different print and online media, mainly about industrial, nautical and medical issues.

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