Digitization permeates world’s economy in all areas relevant to our future prosperity. Wearing the Digital Agenda 2014-2017 The Federal Government is actively helping to initiate necessary transformation processes and the EU government Economy successful in the information society too to lead. Above all, high potential is attributed to networked production, as a source of inspiration for a fundamental one Restructuring of value creation chains and creation of new business models in German industry sectors such as plant construction and mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, Electrical and medical engineering. The goal is to EU for Leading provider of intelligent production and logistics as well to expand the lead market for intelligent products.

Special importance is attached to the German SME sector both as an ICT provider and ICT buyer.In particular, small and medium-sized enterprises should their ability to innovate to increase the application and development of new digital technologies.

In addition, the federal government has to implement the high-tech strategy with future projects such as Industry 4.0 concrete targets as orientation for the further procedure in the area of ​​research and development Are defined. This also includes the transfer of innovations into marketable products and services significantly accelerate. An important element is here

the close cooperation of science and business.

Increasing demands of customers for individualized products, with many small quantities, require completely new implementation methods for the future:

It is about the early involvement of customers and Business partners in design and value-added processes, for new cooperation models. The production itself must be highly flexible and nevertheless cost-efficient.

On the basis of a product idea, new engineering procedures should enable very early statements on feasibility, production costs and production capacities

hold true. Up to 80 percent of the later production steps and costs are fixed as part of the engineering process. Likewise, the engineering process directly affects those associated with the product Services (hybrid products) as well as the whole Product life cycle off.

An important element in digitization is the use of 3D technologies. These range from the digital

Creation and recording of the representation and Processing up to the visualization and output of Objects or the representation of processes. For autonomous systems is mainly the environment detection and Situation recognition elementary. In the construction goes

For example, it is about the better simulation of material and object properties using 3D models and the Derivation of corresponding control data for the additive Production (“3D printing”) of prototypes and products.

It already belongs to the standard, whole production processes to visualize in 3D in real time. With increasing sensors – especially imaging techniques (3D camera) – the possibilities of quality control in the production process are growing. These allow the continuous feedback of quality characteristics of the real production process with the planning data. Advanced imaging techniques can capture surface properties in ever greater detail, while the finest endoscopes enable the inspection of even the smallest of cavities.

Innovations in the autostereoscopic presentation and Augmented Reality open up new possibilities of interaction (human-human, human-machine, human process). For Germany will be an annual increase of sales in the 3D area at the rate of 15 percent up 2020 expected. That means the sales volume in Germany in 2020 is expected to be around 35 billion euros is growing.