AG NEWS BULLETIN
06/03/14 This is the current edition (02-2014 - March) of "AG NEWS BULLETIN", a collection of articles from the European trade press for agricultural machinery, supplemented by interviews with the decision-makers.
VDMA Robotics + Automation under new management
04/03/14 Patrick Schwarzkopf is the new Managing Director of VDMA Robotics + Automation.
Hydraulic attachment tool manufacturers join forces
25/02/14 CECE, the European Construction Equipment Committee has broadened its portfolio. The recently established new product group “hydraulic attachment tools” serves as a communication and information platform for companies operating in this field of business.
Production processes are coming up against their virtual limits. The vision of Industry 4.0 is taking on ever-more-tangible shape. The obstacles still to be overcome are analysed by Dr.-Ing. Werner Herfs MBA from the Machine Tool Laboratory at RWTH University in Aachen.
On 11 December, the EU Commission formally published the Horizon 2020 work programmes, including the programmes for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology and the ICT programme, Information and Communication Technologies. Until 2020, a budget of around €70 billion is foreseen for the new framework programme.