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Who is the tech-augmented worker of the factory of the future? An enhanced worker who wears an exoskeleton to reduce the physical burden of certain tasks. A virtual worker who wears AR glasses and a VR headset to work hands-free and simulate tasks. A collaborative worker who safely works hand-in-hand with cage-free...


Trends

Industrial software is easier to handle nowadays. Generating 3D models of a factory or a city,...

Industry 4.0 again proved to be a popular theme at this year’s SPS fair in Nuremberg. This vision...

A little twist of the wrist and this overhead crane begins to move. The operator is not some sort...

A Rafale breaks the sound barrier above the head of the new French president. We’re at the Paris...

Mobile and collaborative robots, virtual assembly lines, digital manufacturing. It’s not science...

Service robots, AGVs, virtual reality. We’re at Industrie Lyon, the largest French industrial trade...

Mobile robotics is the new mega-trend at Hannover Messe this year. Whether autonomous or on a...

Roboy is a humanoid robot developed by the Universities of Munich and Zurich and 3D printed by EOS....

A regular exhibitor at Hannover Messe, the German leader is showcasing spectacular new bionic...

Robots and cobots dominate this year’s edition of Hannover Messe. And the trend toward low-cost...

Is a laser revolution underway? Whatever the answer, the winds of innovation were blowing last...

Watch our exclusive video report. “Holography could be a good candidate for true 3D display,” said...

Watch our exclusive video report. Is a cyber war actually taking place? In any case, hot or cold,...

Watch our special video report. Autonomous vehicles were one of the major attractions at IMTS this...

Watch our special video report. Is the Taiwanese Touch the beginning of a new trend in the...

Watch our exclusive report. The low-cost war is raging in cobotics! At Hannover Messe, new players...

Watch our exclusive report. Last year, during our special coverage of Hannover Messe, we titled one...

Watch our exclusive report. The real and virtual worlds have begun to merge in production. It is...

Watch our exclusive report. Is the era of mass customisation upon us? Long seen as a promising...

Watch our exclusive report. Will magnetic levitation bring about a revolution in the factory of...

Watch our exclusive video report. A process for cutting metal tools and workpieces with liquid...

Watch our exclusive video report. Additive manufacturing is a growing market, one that is standing...

Coatings, adhesives, packaging and polymers are among the products now made with nanoparticles....

Water is essential in industry, whether it is used for cooling, as a solvent or as a transport...

“Industry 4.0 is about connecting the equipment on the factory floor with the enterprise’s...

Researchers have long been keen on developing new technology by observing how nature works. Festo’s...

Tradeshows

Non-destructive testing is a way of checking manufactured parts and finding the flaws (cracks or...

Orbs of light and dancers opened PTC’s LiveWorx 2018, the digital transformation conference that...

Bentley Systems opened its Reality Modeling Center to help users create digital assets. This...

The nature of international competition makes it essential to innovate on the assembly line and...

His name is TORO. Equipped with 4 robotic arms, this lightweight robot is torque-controlled. It was...

How can citizen participation affect the infrastructure of future smart cities? During the Mobile...

The real and virtual worlds have begun to merge in production. It is now possible to create digital...

The best moments from last month’s Web Summit in Lisbon featured a parade of personalities from...

How will autonomous vehicles impact physical infrastructure and the way we build roads? During...

This video was published in DirectIndustry e-magazine #23, an IMTS Special Edition in October...

For this year’s edition of EMO Hannover, the focus is on smart manufacturing with the EOS funny...

Dancing laser beams opened PTC’s 2017 edition of LiveWorx that took place in late May at the Boston...

A regular exhibitor at Hannover Messe, German leader Festo presented new potential uses for its...

Arburg’s concrete application of Industry 4.0 is a flexible, automated production line producing...

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) is a Danish company that develops transport AGVs. At Industrie Lyon,...

Isybot is a French start-up created last November with the CEA, France’s nuclear energy commission....

More than 100 Japanese companies were exhibiting at the Hanover trade fair in late March. Japan...

Watch our interview. Cameras, sensors, radar are the new eyes of autonomous vehicles. But do you...

Watch our interview. Projectors are getting smaller and smaller and technology is getting better...

Watch our interview. Silicon photonics was a major theme at SPIE Photonics. The technology, still...

Watch our special video report. Machining is catching up with the digital age. New apps for...

Watch our exclusive report. What are the materials of tomorrow? Which ones will enable lightweight...

 

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