Adaptive Manufacturing & Smart Factories


Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Friedrich Bleicher


Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Raschendorfer
Institut für Fertigungstechnik (IFT)

The overall aim of the area “production systems and smart factories” is to provide flexible, adaptive and a standardised interoperability for scalable production systems. Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS) can be realised by having a shop floor that is fully connected, easily adaptable, scalable and highly automated with its integrated systems like tool management systems, in process awareness, metrology for in process quality prediction, etc. Scalability needs to be provided on the horizontal level, removing limitations in the number of machines that can coexist on the same hierarchical level of a production system and that can be steered and orchestrated by an overlying management system.