Publications on the future of manufacturing

Digitalization: New Challenges and Opportunities in the Automotive Industry

Driving Digitalization and Automation

Digitalization is not just about trimming costs and increasing efficiencies; in many ways it is transforming the ways companies do business. Inspired by visionary concepts like “IIoT” and “Industrie 4.0”, the automotive industry is adapting itself not only to new production methods and technologies, but also to the way society is changing the role of the automobile and to the perception of mobility in general.


The Ascension of Additive Manufacturing in Industry

Driving Digitalization and Automation

The principle of additive manufacturing is simple: it is more efficient to make things by building up materials rather than by cutting them away. Yet the industrial use of the technology is often misunderstood. Additive manufacturing creates new efficiencies in areas such as rapid prototyping, but there is a shift to integrating additive processes in the production process. As companies learn to apply the technology, additive manufacturing will help manufacturers pursue innovative designs, optimize use of resources, and realize what was previously thought of as impossible.


New Opportunities for the Process and Fiber Industries

Driving Digitalization and Automation

The process and fiber industries are facing challenges of volatile supply and demand and associated price fluctuations.  Regulatory requirements are becoming tighter and the cost of compliance continues to increase.  Fortunately, there are many opportunities for the process industries.  The recent initiatives to stimulate innovation in manufacturing stimulated by governments or initiated by the industry are producing tangible results and can provide benefits.  New opportunities include proven smart manufacturing technologies such as digitization and industrial data analytics.


Energy Management in the Factory of the Future

Sustainable energy for integrated industry means optimizing average production costs, reducing CO² emissions and ensuring a secure and reliable power supply.  Industries can take an active part in a distributed energy system by balancing load and power generation. In an Industry 4.0 environment, flexible production capacities and energy consumption, require flexible integrated energy systems.


Driving Digitalization and Automation

Driving Digitalization and Automation

How can global manufacturers diversify financing techniques to fund digitalized technology? A new research examining how global manufacturers are using innovative finance to seize market opportunities through digitalization and automation.


How Digitalization is Changing the Face of Cyber Security

How Digitalization is Changing the Face of Cyber Security

A modern, comprehensive industrial cyber security solution takes a holistic approach to security by addressing the three pillars of ICS:  system integrity, network security and plant security.


Industrial Communications

Industrial Communications

To meet the challenges of a globalized world, industrial companies today are taking advantage of digitalization to achieve the right synthesis of equipment reliability, production flexibility and market competitiveness.


The Value of Integrated Industry Software

The Value of Integrated Industry Software

With a common database, data accompany products and processes along the entire digitalized value chain, from inception through manufacturing, right to the end of the useful life of a product or production asset.


The Digitalization of Industrial Services

The Digitalization of Industrial Services

Internet-based service models go hand-in-hand with the trend for users to outsource more services and access a wider variety of providers.  At the same time, users can cut IT costs by taking advantage of the existing infrastructure offered by providers.


The Siemens Customer Magazine

Visit the Siemens Customer Magazine

With in-depth analysis, expert opinion and global perspectives, the Siemens Customer Magazine offers compelling insights and debate of the central issues in industry, manufacturing and much more.


Pictures of the Future

Global demand for oil and gas is increasing significantly. Smart grids ensure stability on the road to dynamic networks. Products are becoming increasingly complex and elaborate. The new Best of issue of Pictures of the Future addresses the leading trends of today, grouping them together in three focal points: “The Future of Oil and Gas,” “Smart Grid Systems,” and “The Future of Production.”