Category Archives for "Industry 4.0"

Industry 4.0 – Creative Space for Innovation

Many mid-sized companies do not have a clear idea of how Industry 4.0 will impact their business processes and models. Hofmann Mess- und Auswuchttechnik performed an Industry 4.0 assessment with the help of PROSTEP to increase their employees’ awareness of this topic. This not only resulted in new product ideas but also the realization that […]

Systems Engineering and Model-Based Systems Engineering

The development of smart, connected products is a highly interdisciplinary process. Not only must the engineering disciplines traditionally involved in mechanical, electrical/electronic and software development be integrated in the development process at an early stage but also new stakeholders , so that their various requirements can be incorporated: the production planning department, which has to […]

From Industry 4.0 to New Business Models

Industry 4.0 involves far more than increasing efficiency and flexibility in manufacturing through the intelligent networking of machines, systems, workpieces and IT systems. First and foremost, it involves the development of smart, connected products, which, in the view of a plant engineer, also includes the machines. And it involves the development of new, service-oriented business […]

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