Siemens PLM expands partner program

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Siemens PLM and the German engineering group’s Technology to Business (TTB) division are expanding a manufacturing partnership program¬†to include robotics startups. Until now the so-called “Frontier Partner Program” made available Siemens PLM software to startups keen to develop 3D printing innovations. Now, however, entrepreneurs with a focus on robotics technologies can also qualify for the […]

Made for Daimler suppliers: a CAD bridge for NX and Catia

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T-Systems is offering suppliers to Daimler a program that can convert 3D CAD data created with Catia into a format that can still be used following the company switch to a new Siemens NX based software system. The German business services group said its Com/Fox software will be able to handle the conversion without any […]

Interview: Daimler China CIO Marc Lampe discusses CRM

Greater China CIO Marc Lampe (Photo: Daimler)

Marc Lampe moved to Beijing as regional CIO of Daimler’s operations in September of 2013. Before taking charge of the carmaker’s IT operations in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, he was responsible for IT in the German company‚Äės vans segment. Lampe’s primary job in China is to support the growth of Daimler and its Mercedes-Benz […]

Daimler completes transition to Siemens NX CAD software

Daimler's switch to Siemens NX reflects a desire to integrate CAD with xxxxx(Photo: Siemens)

Daimler has¬†completed a groupwide transition to Siemens NX CAD software, which replaced Dassault Systemes’ Catia V5 software across all of the company’s¬†divisions. The German car and truck maker said the move, which involved training more than 6,200 users on the new software, was made to improve efficiency and sustainability. Daimler said in a press statement […]

Point of view: A need for connected logistics!

Hilmar Dunker is editor in chief of automotiveIT, Germany

The manufacturing industry, including the world’s automakers and suppliers, has been putting in a lot of effort to improve production processes through the introduction of¬†new, connected, technologies. “Industry 4.0,” which involves the networking of machinery and processes, is on track in many companies. But logistics, arguably as important as the actual manufacturing of products, appears […]

Siemens pools development, production of EV converters

With integrated testing and production at eCar Powertrain Systems, Siemens wants to send a signal that

Siemens is pooling development and production of converters for hybrid and electric vehicles at a new international headquarters in Erlangen, Germany. The German power technology group said it is adding 1,300 square meters of space for inspection and testing to a 1,200 square meter manufacturing plant for converters. The combination of the two functions will […]

Nokia: no plans for new phones

Nokia's Lumia phones are  being rebranded Microsoft (Photo: Microsoft)

Nokia, commenting on media speculation, said it doesn’t have any plans to get back into the smartphone market. “These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks executive,” the Finland-based network equipment and mapping software maker said in a press release. “Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or […]

German companies under (cyber) attack

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More than half of all German industrial companies have been the object of industrial espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past two years, according to a study by the country’s high-tech association, Bitkom. The study, which polled senior managers at 1,074 companies, found that car companies are most frequently targeted, followed by the chemical […]

Point of View: Germany needs Industry 4.0

Hilmar Dunker (Photo: Claus Dick)

Industry 4.0 is the new buzzword and rightly so. The term attempts to capture the comprehensive change that is sweeping the global industrial landscape. It’s therefore no exaggeration to use “4.0” to define the fourth industrial revolution that is upon us. But dig a little deeper and get ready to be surprised. Industry 4.0 may […]

automotiveIT Congress: The rising challenge of cyber security

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A security gap identified in BMW’s ConnectedDrive infotainment system showed clearly that more connectivity also provides more entry points for cyber crime. “Devices and services are more and more interconnected, and create vast amounts of data. But to whom do they belong and are they secure?” asked Michael George, author and former German intelligence agent. […]