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Video: Leading Trade Fair Digital Factory Continues To Grow
The intelligent factory of the future is the focus of the digital factory. Methods of virtual product development, software for planning and controlling manufacturing, concepts for data exchange or predictive analysis tools are presented. As Deutsche Messe, as the organizer of the Hannover Messe, announces, interest in the leading trade fair for IT solutions and integrated processes remains unabated. This is particularly reflected in the growth in space: Overall, the Digital Factory occupies around 11,000 m² of net exhibition space in halls 6, 7 and 8 as part of the Hanover Fair 2017. Due to the high demand, space in hall 17 is also occupied.
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Arno Reich, head of the Digital Factory department, sees reasons for the interest both in the thematic and in the structural development of the leading trade fair: "Embedded in the Hanover Fair, the only event that represents the industrial value chain, the Digital Factory is the ideal platform, to present IT solutions and processes for industry,”says Reich. The exhibition spectrum now ranges from classic CAD systems to artificial intelligence and cloud services. "The accompanying forums and conferences, especially the Industry 4.0 forum in Hall 8, have developed into key forums and increase the attractiveness of the digital factory," Reich continued.
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PLM, CAx and additive manufacturing in Hall 6
The topics CAx and PLM can be found in Hall 6 - with well-known exhibitors such as Autodesk, Bitkom, Dassault Systemes, Eplan Software & Service, IGE-XAO, PTC and Siemens Software. The Additive Manufacturing division moved to Hall 6 for the first time due to its proximity to CAD providers and the lightweight construction theme of the leading trade fair Industrial Supply. Arburg, HP, Stratasys and EOS provide an overview of new processes in 3D and 4D printing.
Accompanying this, the 3rd Additive Manufacturing Symposium will take place on April 27 and 28 in the Convention Center (CC), Heidelberg room. Experts discuss innovations in additive manufacturing. Another highlight is the CAE forum. It is the central point of contact for the topics of numerical simulation, 3D visualization and 3D printing / 3D scanning. Overall, the digital factory exhibition area in Hall 6 grows by 500 m² net exhibition space.
Hall 7 for MES and ERP
MES and ERP providers and platforms are concentrated in Hall 7. Bosch, IBM, Microsoft and SAP have increased their appearances. Intel, Software AG and Huawei are also represented in Hall 7. The MES topic is represented by MPDV and Forcam, among others. PSI Automotiv & Industrie presents ERP solutions.
A new exhibitor of the Digital Factory is Amazon Web Services (AWS) - the cloud provider presents itself in the open-air area, between halls 7 and 14, in the south of the exhibition center. At the international MES conference, experts will discuss the topic "Is Industry 4.0 possible without MES?" The event will take place on Thursday, April 27th in the Convention Center in room 3A. For the first time there will be a guided tour "MES-Sloutions" after the conference. Visitors are led into the halls of the Digital Factory and Industrial Automation, where exhibitors are shown MES solutions for the process industry and discrete manufacturing. (mz)
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