Digital Factory

Intelligent Networking

Automation without software? Unthinkable. Smart grids without IT? Impossible. HANNOVER MESSE 2016’s lead theme – “Integrated Industry” – highlights this fact: digital integration is the future. Industry 4.0 is a software-driven environment – marked by machine-to-machine communication and an increasingly complex network – all with the goal of making industrial processes more responsive, efficient, and flexible.

The industrial world is swiftly changing – engineers, developers, production planners and production specialists, maintenance technicians, and service providers need to digitalize their processes. An unbroken digital value-adding chain is an essential prerequisite for staying afloat in today’s dynamic manufacturing environment.

Digital Factory at HANNOVER MESSE is your key hub for the factory of the future. Don’t get left behind.

Display Categories at a Glance

Virtual product development (CAx)
From CAD for mechanics through electronic CAD to simulation

Process integration
Software-controlled integration of the key value-added process

Product lifecycle management (PLM)
Management of data and processes – from requirements to recycling

Process, product, and system data in 2D, 3D, and virtual reality

Manufacturing execution systems (Production control)
Production management, production control systems, and machine data

Virtual commissioning, offline programming, and set-up
Reduced downtime and machine set-up times, higher process reliability

Rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing
Fast ways of building prototypes and components; 3d printing

Technical sales and services
Current data from product development, IT-supported customer service

Supply chain management
Intelligent SCM solutions for the efficient integration of suppliers

Enterprise resource planning (Production planning)
Order processing, logistics, planning of all company resources

Why Participate?

Running alongside concurrent trade fair “Industrial Automation”, “Digital Factory” provides both a targeted exhibition experience and an opportunity to take advantage of the synergy of crossover technology, increased relevant attendee foot traffic, and the resulting comprehensive venue for the entire industry.

Digital Factory 2016 featured:

  • 86,500 visitors from over 100 countries
  • over 300 exhibitors
  • more than 1,250 Products displayed

Become an Exhibitor

April 23 - 27, 2018
Hannover, Germany
Hannover Exhibition Grounds

Pavilion Information

US Digital Factory Pavilion

Visitor Information

Complimentary Visitor Tickets


Bill Fox
Director of Sales, Industrial Automation Events Worldwide
Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.
Phone: +1 (773) 796-4250
Fax: +1 (773) 796-4247


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