UNDERSTANDING LEIBNIZ'S THOUGHTS
The great polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz noted his thoughts and ideas on countless pieces of scrap paper - an immeasurable wealth of knowledge as paperwork in the most literal sense. Using digital reconstruction, the Leibniz Puzzle project is set out to shed some light on his ideas.
COVERED IN DUST, BUT STILL CUTTING EDGE
Machines that have been "made in Germany" still dominate the global coal mining industry today. But how does largely automated mining work at depths of 1,200 meters?
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VDMA EMINT: EVER SMALLER AND MORE PRECISE
Be it micro pumps that are capable of dosing minute quantities of insulin, or tiny components for mechanical watches with an accuracy down to the nanometer range, the motto of the Electronics, Micro and Nano Technologies association, or EMINT for short, is not "bigger, higher, and faster", but rather "smaller and more precise".
MOBILE MACHINES - RESPONDING APPROPRIATELY TO STRICT LIMITS
The European Union's upcoming Stage V regulation sets the world's strictest emission limits for mobile machines. Leading manufacturers illustrate how they are handling the new requirements.
CHINA CALLING: TWO YEARS IN GAOMI
This wasn't Eberhard Janssen's first stay in China. Yet, even for experienced globetrotters, the expat life offers new cultures, new living conditions and new working environments. For two years the Claasian relocated from his job in Harsewinkel, Germany, to Gaomi and gained valuable experience.
CYBER SECURITY LEGISLATION: EU MUST EXERCISE CARE DESPITE THE URGENCY
The European Union wishes to avoid a patchwork of national regulations with regards to cyber security. How can this balancing act succeed?
GULF STATES ON THE VERGE OF CHANGE
The Gulf States want to achieve independence from oil prices by changing their economic and domestic policies. A drop in oil prices since 2014 has resulted in many investment projects put on hold. This also has effects on the export figures in mechanical engineering. Despite political tensions in the region, however, reform efforts are generally perceptible.
HOW HARD WILL BREXIT BE?
The exit agreement is still being thrashed out between the EU und United Kingdom. Real talks and compromises seem far out of reach. The prospect of a hard Brexit has become realistic.
CHALLENGES TO PRODUCTION IN SAUDI ARABIA - USING LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES
It is not only state-owned companies who are urging suppliers to consider local production. However, maintaining a branch office or even a production facility in Saudi Arabia poses a particular challenge.
CLOSURE OF MINES - LOSS TO THE SUPPLIER INDUSTRY?
The manufacturers of mining machinery in Germany are anticipating the closure of Germany's last two hard coal mines at the end of 2018. The aim is, however, to remain innovative.
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IMAGE PROCESSING MAKES VISIONS OF THE FUTURE POSSIBLE
Image processing increases quality, efficiency and safety in production in a sustainable manner. Practical applications illustrate the latest technical developments, trends and visions of the future of industrial image processing, also known as machine vision.
SAUDI ARABIA: "VISION 2030" DRIVES ECONOMIC REFORM
"Saudi Vision 2030" and the "National Transformation Program 2020" are to reform the economy of Saudi-Arabia. The changes offer new business opportunities for German companies.