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Digitization is a decisive key in mechanical and plant engineering to ensure the competitiveness of European industry and thus also prosperity in Europe.
The VDMA Supply Chain Security specification gives purchasers a standard-compliant aid to minimum requirements in accordance with IEC 62443, simplifying the process for both sides without sacrificing security.
Discover the future of Industry 4.0 with Manufacturing-X! Secure data exchange, digital sovereignty and innovations in focus. Discuss live at the 14th German Mechanical Engineering Summit in Berlin.
In order to remain at the technological forefront and enable climate protection, the world of production must change. It needs more knowledge about all processes and materials in the value network, and it needs more cooperation toward a sovereign production location in Europe. The "Manufacturing-X" initiative is intended to make this possible.
The new version of the NIS directive will in future oblige manufacturers of "critical products" such as machines or control components to implement cybersecurity in their own operating environment.
The EU law on artificial intelligence must not be allowed to fail in the final stages. That is why the negotiations must now be concluded swiftly and more time provided for implementation in the form of practicable transition periods.
At the trilogue on November 30, 2023, an agreement was reached between the Council, the European Parliament and the EU Commission on the Cyber Resilience Act. The VDMA welcomes the agreement, which helps to meet the current challenges.
The digital transformation in German mechanical and plant engineering does not stop at service. Modern ticket systems significantly optimize the transparency and systematic processing of service requests and increase efficiency in the service department.
With exciting discussions about ChatGPT as well as an intensive exchange of experiences about protocol management and CRM systems, this meeting offered a wealth of insights and networking opportunities.
In pharmaceutical companies, the need for fast, lean processes is increasing. In this context, digitization can help shorten market entry times, while maintaining and even improving product quality. However, players must also arm themselves against threats.
Sharing data is crucial for the success of digitalization. Manufacturing-X provides the perspective for a federative data ecosystem for Industry 4.0.
The EU Data Act was adopted by the European Parliament on 9.11.2023. It is expected to come into force at the beginning of 2024. A VDMA FAQ document has been prepared and updated to provide non-binding guidance.
On the occasion of the Mechanical Engineering Summit 2023, Produktion magazine asked Hartmut Rauen about Manufacturing-X. In the interview, the Deputy Managing Director of the VDMA explains what it is all about.
CECE Summit highlights cyber security as priority topic.
This regulation also places data traffic between companies on a new footing. Companies are well advised to analyze their data streams and flows in order to be able to implement the requirements of the EU Data Act in good time.
On 26 October 2023, the focus day at the Future Food Factory OWL of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences (TH OWL) revolved around the topic of sustainability through digitalization in food production.
From China to climate change and transformation through artificial intelligence: the first day of the Mechanical Engineering Summit featured one thematic highlight after another.
The ECJ has ruled that access by independent economic operators to vehicle repair and maintenance information as well as to on-board diagnostic system information may only be subject to the conditions set out in the relevant regulation.
At the 14th German Mechanical Engineering Summit, discover the Industrial Metaverse: Future of Digital Networking. Experience opportunities and challenges, discuss potential for sustainable business and actively shape the future.
What added value does image processing provide to automation and system engineering companies? What role does it play in smart production? These questions will be addressed in the (German) panel discussion at the VDMA Forum in Hall 3 at SPS.
The Industrial Metaverse - what added value does it offer? Which use cases are already possible and which hurdles still need to be overcome? A conversation with Michael Schmitt (Capgemini) and Florian Klein (VDMA).
The VDMA handout on the implementation of the DSGVO has been revised. It is now available in a second edition in German and English exclusively for VDMA members.
In its decision, the court clarifies that the merger of companies at issue does not involve the transfer of personal data to third parties under data protection law.
On October 10, 2023, Pöttinger Landtechnik in Grieskirchen hosted an exchange of experience on the future of customer service in machine and plant engineering, which was fully booked with 46 participants.
The VDMA Austria and the VDMA Competence Center Industrial Security invited to the presence-exchange of experience Product Security at the Technology Center Seestadt in Vienna on September 21, 2023.
Digitization is a decisive key to securing competitiveness in mechanical engineering. For a successful digital transformation, companies need a clear strategy with a focus on openness to technology and customer benefits.
For HET Filter GmbH, the topic of digitalization is a matter of trust and has been an innovative tool not only since the pandemic. Christopher Muschiol told us why in a live interview at the VDMA Special Show at POWTECH.
The EU Data Act aims to put data traffic on a new footing, including between companies. This could shift the center of power in the economy. For industrial SMEs, this law is both an opportunity and a risk.
Data is the blood of the complex organism of product development. The results report "Digital Product Development" by the WZL of RWTH Aachen University and the VDMA (German Engineering Federation) compactly shows how the many pieces of information can be effectively linked.
Together against cyber attacks
Use opportunities, minimize risks! Companies can benefit from Generative AI, but should not put their data at risk in the process.
As part of the "X-Forge BW" project led by Fraunhofer IPA, a guideline for the use of machine data was created together with well-known companies. This is available for download free of charge.
On the occasion of the new adequacy decision of the EU Commission for transfers of personal data from the EU to the US, the Data Protection Conference has published application notes on this.
The national data strategy makes a future-oriented data policy possible. The task now is to quickly put concrete measures in place. Companies need the freedom to consistently exploit the opportunities offered by information technology.
Industry 4.0 needs easily available, secure and consistent data networking. Manufacturing-X is designed to make this possible. The goal is to establish a data ecosystem, which also includes a funding program.
The demand and the need for conversation among like-minded professionals was great. Hundred of minds discussed the future of AI in mechanical and plant engineering.
How to turn your team into a human firewall!
These cybersecurity obligations are coming to mechanical engineering companies
We support the introduction of a whistleblower office.
The Von der Leyen Commission has launched a series of groundbreaking digital laws, some of which directly affect mechanical engineering. A snapshot on Data Act, Cyberresilience Act and AI Act.
Attention Europe enthusiasts! With our new web seminar series "EU Bubble talks - 30 minutes insights from Brussels" we take a look behind the scenes of European politics and take you with us.
The Alliance Industry 4.0 Baden-Württemberg has set up a website on the topic of climate-neutral production. The collected low-threshold measures are intended to facilitate the changeover in the company.
Evidence from video surveillance that is inadmissible under data protection law can be taken into account by the labor court in unfair dismissal proceedings.
The OECD leading economic indicators provide early and reliable signals on the economic turning points of individual countries and groups of countries.
What could a data space for Manufacturing-X look like in the future and what is important? The VDMA and ZVEI's blueprint study provides an impetus for this.
The VDMA Supplier Self-Assessment is a standardised questionnaire that companies can use with suppliers regardless of specific procurement purposes. Highly topical with the mapping of regulatory requirements from MVO and CRA.
The first steps toward greater digital security can be implemented quickly and easily. The "Close the door on the net" campaign provides tips.
Digitalization and Industry 4.0 make many things seem easier and better, including improving processes in production. But this only becomes successful when viewed through the classic lens of lean management.
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