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Industry 4.0: Sharpening the Picture beyond the Hype

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The key promise of the Industry 4.0 concept is as striking as it is fascinating: we are about to witness a new industrial revolution, fueled by the advancement of digital technologies. The fusion of the physical and the virtual world into cyberphysical systems will have a disruptive impact on every business domain of manufacturing companies. Three years after the advent of Industry 4.0 as a concept it has now developed into a true hype in the manufacturing industry. Hardly any conference, think-tank or exhibition escapes the gravitational pull caused by the promise of a new industrial revolution.

 Sharpening the Picture beyond the Hype