Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Christian Brecher, Denis Özdemir
    Pages 1-8 Open Access
  3. Towards a New Theory of Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. Günther Schuh, Christina Reuter, Annika Hauptvogel, Christian Dölle
      Pages 11-23 Open Access
  4. Individualised Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-38
    2. Reinhart Poprawe, Christian Hinke, Wilhelm Meiners, Johannes Schrage, Sebastian Bremen, Simon Merkt
      Pages 49-65 Open Access
  5. Virtual Production Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-68
    2. Wolfgang Schulz, Toufik Al Khawli
      Pages 69-84 Open Access
    3. Wolfgang Bleck, Ulrich Prahl, Gerhard Hirt, Markus Bambach
      Pages 85-98 Open Access
  6. Integrated Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-100
    2. Bert Lauwers, Fritz Klocke, Andreas Klink, Erman Tekkaya, Reimund Neugebauer, Donald McIntosh
      Pages 101-116 Open Access
    3. Gerhard Hirt, Markus Bambach, Wolfgang Bleck, Ulrich Prahl, Jochen Stollenwerk
      Pages 117-129 Open Access
    4. Christian Hopmann, Kirsten Bobzin, Mathias Weber, Mehmet Öte, Philipp Ochotta, Xifang Liao
      Pages 131-141 Open Access
  7. Self-Optimising Production Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-145
    2. Christopher M. Schlick, Marco Faber, Sinem Kuz, Jennifer Bützler
      Pages 147-160 Open Access
    3. Fritz Klocke, Dirk Abel, Christian Hopmann, Thomas Auerbach, Gunnar Keitzel, Matthias Reiter et al.
      Pages 161-173 Open Access
    4. Stefan Graichen, Thorsten Stein, Barbara Deml
      Pages 175-183 Open Access
  8. Human Factors in Production Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Philipp Brauner, Martina Ziefle
      Pages 187-199 Open Access
    3. Robert Schmitt, Björn Falk, Sebastian Stiller, Verena Heinrichs
      Pages 201-211 Open Access

About these proceedings


This edited volume contains the selected papers presented at the scientific board meeting of the German Cluster of Excellence on “Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries”,  held in November 2014. The topical structure of the book is clustered in six sessions: Integrative Production Technology, Individualised Production, Virtual Production Systems, Integrated Technologies, Self-Optimising Production Systems and Human Factors in Production Technology. The Aachen perspective on a holistic theory of production is complemented by conference papers from external leading researchers in the fields of production, materials science and bordering disciplines. The target audience primarily comprises research experts and practitioners in the field but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.


Human factors in Production Technology Individualized Production Integrative Production Technology Self-optimizing Production Systems Virtual Production System

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Brecher
    • 1
  1. 1.RWTH AachenAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s)(if applicable) and the Author(s) 2015
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12303-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12304-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-0525
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-0533
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