Tomorrow's smart factories at Digital Factory
On 24-28 April, the exhibitors at HANNOVER MESSE's Digital Factory will be presenting a full array of solutions for tomorrow's smart factories – for example, virtual product development systems, production planning and control software, data exchange concepts and predictive analysis tools.
This leading trade fair for IT solutions and integrated processes continues to meet with keen interest, as evidenced by sustained growth in terms of booked space. As one of the shows held under the umbrella of HANNOVER MESSE 2017, Digital Factory will occupy roughly 11,000 square meters (approx. 118,403 sq. ft.) in halls 6, 7 and 8. In response to high demand, Digital Factory will also fill additional space in Hall 17.
Hall 6 is devoted to CAx and PLM and features leading players; the "Additive Manufacturing" display category has been transferred to Hall 6 and is now located in closer proximity to the CAD exhibitors and the Lightweight Construction display under the umbrella of Industrial Supply. On 27 and 28 April leading experts will come together at the 3rd Additive Manufacturing Symposium at the Convention Center (Room "Heidelberg"). A further highlight is the CAE Forum: the central platform for numerical simulation, 3D visualization and 3D printing/scanning. In total, Digital Factory in Hall 6 has grown by 500 square meters (nearly 5,400 sq. ft.). In Hall 7 the spotlight will be on MES and ERP. At the International MES Conference experts will come together to address the question: "Is Industry 4.0 (im)possible without MES?" This conference will take place at the Convention Center (Room 3A) on Thursday, 27 April. It will be followed by a guided tour of the MES solutions and discrete production systems on display at Digital Factory and Industrial Automation.