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FUTUR – Vision, Innovation and Realization.

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Participation of Fraunhofer IPK and ENRICH in LAC at the 10th International Industry Innovation Summit

The 10th International Industry Innovation Summit (10º Congresso Internacional de Inovação da Indústria), scheduled for September 27th and 28th, 2023, at São Paulo Expo, stands as a significant event in the global innovation landscape.
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When the ­Machine Reports Its Status

Even if the central concern of digitally integrated production or Industry 4.0 is networking industrial systems – the individual machine remains a central focus point of optimization. The reasons: Networking requires interfaces that must first be implemented on the individual machine. Fraunhofer IPK discussed the challenges facing machine builders in the development of intelligent mechatronic system technology with experts as part of a trend report.
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Greenwashing Is Yesterday’s News – Responsible Action Becomes a Must for Manufacturers

For a growing number of companies, sustainability is no longer just a marketing argument, but an economic necessity. In times of supply bottlenecks for raw materials and rising energy prices, using scarce and expensive resources efficiently is gaining importance, as Fraunhofer IPK shows in a trend report.
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We add Biology to Industry 4.0

»BioFusion 4.0« transfers principles from nature into industrial manufacturing to achieve sustainable and circular value creation. At this year‘s Hannover Messe from April 17 to 21, 2023, Fraunhofer IPK demonstrates how biogenic materials and digital solutions can be used to design resilient production processes and sustainable products.
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