Simulation for Digital Transformation

My colleague, Will Hastings, and I recently attended SIMULIA Day. SIMULIA is the Dassault Systèmés (DS) brand for simulation and analysis solutions (computer aided engineering (CAE)). What was particularly interesting about this product update and overview of product test and analysis solutions, was how comprehensive far-reaching this technology has become for all PLM providers and […]

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Mercedes Moves to Smart Manufacturing

The automotive industry is currently undergoing its most dramatic changes since the invention of the automobile. That’s according to Eckart Mayer, president and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Taiwan, who spoke at this month’s inaugural TIMTOS Summit, themed Connecting to the Future and which was held in Taipei as an accompanying event to the TIMTOS exhibition, the second largest machine […]

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Industrie 4.0 in the Chemical Industry – Covestro’s View

A few month ago, Felix Hanisch, Head of Global Process Control at  Covestro, spoke about the meaning of Industrie 4.0 for the chemicals industry from Covestro’s perspective.  Covestro, a specialty polymers company, was carved out from Bayer in 2015 and aims to make the world “a brighter place.” The goal of Industrie 4.0 is to produce intelligent […]

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Criteria for Industrie 4.0 Products

Last year, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI), published a guideline for general and manufacturer-independent criteria for Industrie 4.0 products. The reference architecture model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0) was developed as part of the standardization work and represents the entire solution space for Industrie 4.0. In RAMI 4.0, technical standards are located along […]

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3D Printing and the Chemicals Industry

I recently had a chance to participate in a very interesting discussion about the 3D printing and how it affects the chemicals industry.  Part of an SAP series about the future of manufacturing,  the “Coffee Break with Game Changers” internet talk radio series is hosted by the energetic and talented Bonnie D. Graham. Here’s the […]

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