Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries

  • Christian Brecher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Christian Brecher, Wilhelm Oliver Karmann, Stefan Kozielski
    Pages 1-15
  3. Christian Brecher, Sabina Jeschke, Günther Schuh, Susanne Aghassi, Jens Arnoscht, Fabian Bauhoff et al.
    Pages 17-76
  4. Günther Schuh, Marek Behr, Christian Brecher, Andreas Bührig-Polaczek, Walter Michaeli, Robert Schmitt et al.
    Pages 77-239
  5. Wolfgang Schulz, Christian Bischof, Kirsten Bobzin, Christian Brecher, Thomas Gries, Sabina Jeschke et al.
    Pages 241-434
  6. Andreas Janssen, Gerhard Hirt, Wolfgang Bleck, Kirsten Bobzin, Christian Brecher, Andreas Bührig-Polaczek et al.
    Pages 435-696
  7. Robert Schmitt, Christian Brecher, Burkhard Corves, Thomas Gries, Sabina Jeschke, Fritz Klocke et al.
    Pages 697-986
  8. Christian Brecher, Achim Kampker, Fritz Klocke, Peter Loosen, Walter Michaeli, Robert Schmitt et al.
    Pages 987-1075
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 1075-1075

About this book


Industrial production in high-wage countries like Germany is still at risk. Yet, there are many counter-examples in which producing companies dominate their competitors by not only compensating for their specific disadvantages in terms of factor costs (e.g. wages, energy, duties and taxes) but rather by minimising waste using synchronising integrativity as well as by obtaining superior adaptivity on alternating conditions. In order to respond to the issue of economic sustainability of industrial production in high-wage countries, the leading production engineering and material research scientists of RWTH Aachen University together with renowned companies have established the Cluster of Excellence “Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries”. This compendium comprises the cluster’s scientific results as well as a selection of business and technology cases, in which these results have been successfully implemented into industrial practice in close cooperation with more than 30 companies of the industrial production sector.


High-Wage Countries Integrative Production Technology Integrative Research Material Science Production Technology Production Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Brecher
    • 1
  1. 1.der RWTH Aachen, Lehrstuhl für WerkzeugmaschinenWerkzeugmaschinenlabor (WZL)AachenGermany

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