Industry 4.0 is the buzzword currently dominating the discussion over the future of manufacturing. It is a trend that every player in the sector must grapple with if they, too, are to have a future. For HSD SpA in Italy, Industry 4.0 is seen as an opportunity rather than a challenge, and it has seized that opportunity in the best way possible as a pioneer of mechatronics. HSD specializes in the design and manufacture of electrospindles. Its ground-breaking e-core technology was launched in 2012 while 2-axis heads featuring its innovative direct drive technology were introduced in 2014, ensuring its position as a pioneer and leader in this field.