Digital Factory at HANNOVER MESSE 2013

The trade fair Digital Factory aims to further consolidate its status as a leading world event with an impressive display of integrated processes and IT solutions in Hall 7 at HANNOVER MESSE from April 8-12, 2013.  Market leaders in the fields of PLM and MES, including Dassault Systèmes, EPLAN and SolidWorks, as well as MPDV, PSIPENTA und PROXIA, will be exhibiting their latest products, solutions and innovations.  Digital Factory will be a focal point and IT hub at next year’s HANNOVER MESSE, which is dedicated to the core theme “Integrated Industry”.  The exhibiting companies at Digital Factory will be presenting the entire spectrum of IT tools required for the integration of industrial processes.

“Digital Factory is the place where companies interested in optimizing process efficiency and integration can identify the solutions and tools required to achieve this goal and are able to meet the right partners”, says Oliver Frese, Senior Vice President of HANNOVER MESSE at Deutsche Messe AG.

The proximity to Industrial IT in Hall 8 and the Industrial IT Forum will help to ensure that future-oriented business and automation IT solutions can be networked and incorporated more efficiently.  The Industrial IT Forum is a joint project of the German engineering associations VDMA and ZVEI with a clear focus on the initiative Industry 4.0, or fourth industrial revolution.

Process integration and interdisciplinary product development are core themes of Digital Factory.  This leading international trade fair addresses such key categories as CAx, PLM, MES, ERP and Rapid Prototyping in a uniquely comprehensive presentation staged by leading suppliers.

The group presentation “CAE Forum” is a new addition to the Digital Factory program.  Experts in simulation technology, e.g. engineering consultancies, as well as providers of software, systems and services, will be able to outline their expertise and demonstrate practical applications of numeric simulation at the stand and on a big screen.  Digital Factory will highlight the central role of simulation and calculation within industrial IT.

The keynote theme of Technology Cinema 3D, which takes place for the fourth time next year, will be the “Workplace of the Future”.  This will reflect the significance of high-end 3D visualization and how it will determine design and production procedures in the future.

The fifth MES Conference is being organized under the auspices of Germany’s leading associations in the relevant industries: NAMUR, VDI, VDMA and ZVEI.  On the Wednesday and Thursday of the trade fair various companies will present reports of their practical experience and success with the implementation of MES.  Conference sessions will address topics of significance to discrete manufacturing and industrial processes.  Admission to the MES Conference is free of charge to all trade fair visitors.

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