Impact of the IoT on industry and the Industry 4.0 era

The fourth industrial revolution is based on the technologies of the Internet of Things, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Thanks to the IoT, industry will be able to cut costs, improve communication and optimise control and automation.

What is the factory of the future?

New technologies are changing the landscape

Innovative manufacturing processes

Innovative manufacturing processes

Obtaining products by optimising energy and raw materials.

Product Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle Management

PLM optimises product quality, lead times and costs.

Intelligent industrial machines

Intelligent industrial machines

These machines collect and analyse data in real time.

Energy performance and green factories

Clean energy

Energy performance and green factories

Using clean energy in an industry helps to preserve the environment and combats global warming. This source of energy is often associated with renewable energies. By improving energy performance, you can effectively lower your energy consumption.

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Reduce dependence on fossil fuels

A major challenge for the energy transition

Various indicators and standards

Green factory, minimise the negative impact on the environment

Optimise economic and social performance

Green plants reduce waste through recycling and energy recovery

Major advances

3 new technologies that will set new standards

Augmented and virtual reality

Augmented and virtual reality

Virtual reality and augmented reality have particular potential in connected, automated and intelligent industries. These technologies facilitate the design process by creating virtual prototypes.

Automation and Big Data

Automation and Big Data

Automation is a technology that increases efficiency, productivity and precision. Big data optimises processes and helps us better understand the needs of all our customers.

Artificial intelligence and robotics

Artificial intelligence and robotics

Artificial intelligence and robotics are frequently linked. Robots can use AI to improve their autonomy and performance. These technologies are developing rapidly.

Different sectors

Innovation, the key to industrial recovery

Innovation is a key factor in the growth and competitiveness of all industrial companies. The information and communication sector houses the largest number of innovative companies in France.

Surgical robotics in medicine

Surgical robotics in medicine

Revolutionary assisted surgery

Autonomous and electric vehicles

Autonomous and electric vehicles

Futuristic driving, intelligent mobility

Third-generation solar energy

Third-generation solar energy

Solar revolution, the energy of the future

Commercial space travel

Commercial space travel

Space tourism, journeys to the stars

Printed circuit manufacturing technology

The printed circuit is made up of layers of copper separated by an insulating material. These layers contain tracks and pads. While the tracks are used to conduct electrical current between the parts of the circuit, the pads are used to attach components or make a connection between the layers of copper. To obtain printed circuit boards and technical parts, you can use the help of manufacturers such as Groupe ICAPE.

Blockchain: the technology that changes everything

Invented in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto, the blockchain is a technology that can be useful in a different fields, in addition to the financial sector. It is used for any type of information that needs to be tracked. This large digital register is used to safeguard the ownership of property, protect copyright, manage smart contracts or even authenticate a person’s identity.

Nanotech in industry

Nanotechnology, the driving force behind Industry 4.0

Nanotechnologies are profoundly transforming industrial methods of production, communication and consumption. This key driver for the Industry 4.0 initiative is helping to address the major challenges of the 21st century. Nanotechnology is playing a key role in the transition to energy, security, health and sustainable development.

Transistors and flash memory

Transistors and flash memory

Transistors are integrated circuits comprising millions of transistors on a silicon chip. Flash memories, on the other hand, can store data even without a power supply.

Batteries and energy sensors

Batteries and energy sensors

Nanotechnologies are improving the performance of lithium-ion batteries by using nanostructured materials. To achieve this, French researchers have succeeded in synthesising tin dioxide nanoparticles.

Carbon nanotubes and nanocomposites

Carbon nanotubes and nanocomposites

Carbon nanotubes are excellent conductors of heat and electricity. Nanocomposites combine a matrix and a set of reinforcements on a nanometric scale.