Postings tagged with: Automotive


Elitza Bastian| Sep 21, 2016

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High availability thanks to services

Following the design, production planning, engineering, and production execution stages, comes the fifth and final stage of the value chain in the automotive industry: smart services. These include services for data management and digital production security, as well as for spare parts supply, maintenance, modernization, and training, which ensure maximum efficiency. Renowned car manufacturers rely on our service portfolio at their factories to increase plant availability. Security is a key el ...

Elitza Bastian| Aug 17, 2016

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Efficient engineering with TIA and virtual commissioning

Production planning is followed by the next stage of the automotive value chain: production engineering. This stage is becoming increasingly important due to the challenge posed by the mass customization of cars. Efficient engineering ensures error-free production, even for different models. We provide software and hardware for successful technical planning that allows car manufacturers to be well equipped for the future. The setup of production technology allows for significant time savings ...

Elitza Bastian| Jul 08, 2016

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Precise planning, precise production

Following the initial design phase, the second step in the automotive industry’s value chain is production planning. Whereas the first phase is all about design, production planning involves determining the necessary production facilities and the individual manufacturing processes. If resources and implementation can be quickly defined, the lead time to production will be reduced. Furthermore, careful planning lowers the costs associated with the subsequent step. Production planning is another ...

Alexander Gloning| Apr 29, 2016

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“Teamwork is what made this all possible”

Once again this year, our guides will be at our booth, giving our visitors an in-depth look at the solutions for the digital enterprise. Over the course of 30-minute guided tours, they explain all kinds of information about the Siemens booth. We talked to Thomas Kühnrich about the job of being a tour guide. How does a tour guide prepare for the trade show? Thomas Kühnrich: I’ve been a tour guide at Hannover Messe for eight years now. So I have a certain amount of experience. Nevertheless, I al ...

Alexander Gloning| Apr 26, 2016

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Obama meets Siemens – a high-level visit on Monday

The Hannover Messe is the world’s leading industrial trade fair, with more than 5,200 exhibitors from 75 countries participating in 2016. This year’s partner country is the US. In fact, 465 exhibitors came from the “land of unlimited opportunity.” And it is also why US President Barack Obama made to his way to Hanover as a very special guest. He and Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the trade fair Sunday evening in a special ceremony.   On Monday morning, the trade fair grounds resembled ...

Elitza Bastian| Apr 12, 2016

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In the fast lane thanks to digitalization

The automotive industry is at the forefront when it comes to digitalizing its processes. This is absolutely essential since manufacturers must produce increasingly more individualized and more complex vehicles for their customers. For this, they need integrated solutions that cover the entire product and production lifecycle. We support the automotive industry by providing a unique, integrated portfolio for all aspects of production  – from the product idea to the finished vehicle. The automoti ...

Adam Wesoly| Apr 07, 2015

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Maserati gets off to a flying start with digitalization

There’s only one week left before this year’s Hannover Messe. We, too, are of course working in high gear to prepare for this important event. This year we’ll be exhibiting at the Siemens booth under the motto “On the way to Industrie 4.0 – Driving the Digital Enterprise.” But what highlights and surprises can visitors to the trade fair expect? I’ll provide a preview in the coming weeks in a series of articles on Hannover Messe 2015. Digitalization in manufacturing Digitalization is triggering ...

Stefanie Assner| Jul 01, 2014

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The automobile market in China is booming

(Photo: BMW AG)German brands are quite popular abroad, and the automotive industry is profiting from this in China. By entering into joint ventures with Chinese companies, German manufacturers are conquering the Chinese automobile market – and Siemens is making a key contribution to their success.About 35 years ago, Volkswagen was the first Western car maker to establish a subsidiary in China. Today the country has become an important sales market for Volkswagen. There are good reasons why many ...

Adam Wesoly| Apr 11, 2014

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Industrie 4.0 – Evolution not revolution

How can we make sure that our country remains competitive internationally in the future? How will companies manufacture products tomorrow? Everyone is already talking about the answer to these questions, namely “Industrie 4.0.” At the Hannover Messe, Siemens is demonstrating the “future of manufacturing” in the “Future Forum.” The heart of the “Future Forum” is the “Automotive Showcase,” a fully automated assembly plant for the automotive industry in which processes that are still carried out by ...

Adam Wesoly| Mar 03, 2014

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TU Darmstadt uses NX for the Student Formula competition

Last week, we started to report on “Virtual product development and its challenges” as well as “Opportunities in virtual product development”. In this article, I want to bring your attention to TU Darmstadt, which is using NX for the Formula Student competition. TU Darmstadt students face challenges similar to those for companies in the automotive industry. They must manage complexity, continuously optimize, and work together in interdisciplinary teams. The university students in the different d ...


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