There are plenty of reasons to cross the Atlantic and head to Hannover Messe next week — some serious (robots, new tech, business connections, Obama), others not so much (enjoying the sites, sounds and sausages).
Industry demands such as lightweighting are requiring suppliers to take an active role in developing new products with new materials at a faster pace. Robust 3D printing services are helping to meet this demand.
On the eve of the world’s largest industrial show, American manufacturers “don't just want to keep up,” according to one leader. “They want to be trend-setters.” Digitization is playing a big part in that success.
It seems every trade magazine I pick up nowadays has an article on Industry 4.0 or big data or the Internet of Things or the digital factory. These terms are being pitched around like a rugby ball and almost always with a decided lack of clear ...
The sense of urgency over terrorism in Western Europe is particularly acute these days, and it might be a bad time for tech companies to push back. “Will they really be able to hold out against pressure from other democracies?”