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Virtual reality and augmented reality have not yet succeeded in making a widespread breakthrough in production and machine shops. A new app is now available to make it easier to monitor machines with mixed-reality glasses.

The car manufacturer is using the composite material from the German manufacturer Covestro for its new electric car. This move should reduce the weight of the seat backs by half.

Global pricing pressure is pushing the German steel industry into crisis to an ever-increasing extent. One potential way out could be the implementation of more efficient production processes with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).

The fear of digitalization and lack of expertise threaten to slow down the digital transformation. The Port of Hamburg is countering both problems by training its staff.

At Hannover Messe 2019, companies founded the ‘Open Industry 4.0 Alliance’ to create a standardized, open ecosystem of interoperable hardware and software. A whole host of companies have since joined the alliance.