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IT security in production – A major challenge for machine manufacturers

29/01/2020

Frankfurt am Main, 29 January 2020. – Almost daily reports of hacker attacks are unnerving the public. According to the results of a Deutsche Telekom survey, nearly two thirds of German companies have fallen victim to hacking at least once. The mechanical engineering industry, too, is experiencing a significant increase in attacks on its production facilities.
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The future is cyber-physical

20/01/2020

Frankfurt am Main, 20 January 2020. – Like many a successful TV series, industry thrives on innovations that build on previous successes. This applies in particular to the clamping technology industry, the products of which are currently morphing into cyber-physical devices.
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New developments in the manufacture of precision tools

03/12/2019

Frankfurt am Main, 03 December 2019. Tool production demands maximum precision and quality. New technologies, such as additive processes or laser-assisted production for the fine structuring of design and functional surfaces, are increasingly being used alongside conventional manufacturing processes.
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OPC UA makes life easier for measurement technicians

27/11/2019

Frankfurt am Main, 27 November 2019. - The non-proprietary communication standard OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture) is currently experiencing rapid growth because the open platform facilitates the integration of new machines and devices into production.
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Vigilance – The best protection against hacking

27/11/2019

Frankfurt am Main, 27 November 2019 - Digitalisation has its price. The networking of people, machines and companies not only increases productivity and sustainability, but also raises the risk of a cyber attack. The VDMA Cybersecurity Congress at METAV 2020 on 11 March 2020 offers potential ways of resolving this dilemma.
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Additive manufacturing being put into practice

11/11/2019

Frankfurt am Main, 12 November 2019. – There has been great deal of hype surrounding the benefits of additive manufacturing for several years now. Numerous companies have invested in machines and have been trying out the innovative manufacturing process.
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