In Industrie 4.0, modern internet technologies join forces with classic industrial production technologies across companies. A significant part of the enormous potential of Industrie 4.0 is cyber-physical equivalence, the coupling of data from the virtual and the real world. With visual computing methods, real environments, such as products and production processes, can be recorded and integrated into virtual worlds, such as 3D models and production planning.
Another focus of Industrie 4.0 is supporting man in digital production, for no matter how intelligent production machines are, decisions must still be made by man. The relevant assistance technologies are developed at Fraunhofer IGD, based on visual computing. In the process, we cover the entire manufacturing process, beginning with conception and production setup via prototyping and following all the way to manufacturing and quality control.