Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute Showcase Digital Transformation at IMTS Exhibition

Digitalized production technologies are transforming business models and changing market structures. Concepts like Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) represent a paradigm shift in business and society, generated by a growing number of increasingly connected and automated devices, machines and products. Forecasts indicate that by 2020, 32 billion objects will be connected to the internet. The economic impact of digitalization is staggering: studies show that in six economically important industries alone, Industry 4.0 will give rise to productivity increases in the tens of millions by 2025.

The future of Industry 4.0 rests upon our ability to pool knowledge and resources. Fraunhofer’s interdisciplinary systems expertise sparks new ideas that meet the challenges of a changing world – and helps create customized solutions right along the value chain.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Work undertaken by its researchers and developers opens up new vistas and forge the future.

Visitors to the joint Fraunhofer booth at the IMTS 2018 in Chicago can experience how a vibrant mix of new technology in the fields of smart production, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, digital engineering, sensor systems, human-machine interaction and smart materials is reshaping the future.

In addition to the exhibit, a variety of in-depth lectures, talks and expert sessions provided by renowned scientific leaders.

Many jobs in the USA and worldwide depend on the production of goods.

  • How can the pioneering role in economy and the prosperity of the USA be secured in times of increasing global competition
    and finite resources?
  • How can mechanical and plant engineering continue to function as one of the greatest strengths of many economies?
  • How can new interconnected technologies make production smarter as well as more flexible, individual, efficient and sustainable?
  • Discover the latest research results in the fields of production, digitalization, automation and networking.

To show the changes that will affect manufacturing in the future, Fraunhofer experts for production focus on:

  • Virtual reality (VR) solutions
  • 5G wireless standard for real-time transmission of data
  • Digital networks connecting machinery with product and supplier
  • Production of small batches and one-of-a-kind products under mass production process conditions
  • Smart maintenance, new assistance systems and machine learning methods
  • Cyber security and data sovereignty within the cognitive internet
  • New additive manufacturing techniques

IMTS East Building, Level 2 Booth No. 121815

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