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Sustainable Manufacturing

Challenges, Solutions and Implementation Perspectives

  • Presents best-in-class methods for the development of sustainable manufacturing solutions

  • Provides a unique focus on three dimensions of sustainability in manufacturing

  • Written by experts in the field

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Field of Research in Sustainable Manufacturing

      • Jérémy Bonvoisin, Rainer Stark, Günther Seliger
      Pages 3-20Open Access
    3. Sustainability Dynamics

      • Rainer Stark, Kai Lindow
      Pages 21-31Open Access
    4. Enabling Low-Carbon Development in Poor Countries

      • Jan Christoph Steckel, Gregor Schwerhoff, Ottmar Edenhofer
      Pages 33-44Open Access
  3. Solutions for Sustainability-Driven Development of Manufacturing Technologies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 45-46
    2. Sustainable Solutions for Machine Tools

      • Eckart Uhlmann, Klaus-Dieter Lang, Lukas Prasol, Simon Thom, Bernd Peukert, Stephan Benecke et al.
      Pages 47-69Open Access
    3. Sustainable Technologies for Thick Metal Plate Welding

      • Gunther Sproesser, Ya-Ju Chang, Andreas Pittner, Matthias Finkbeiner, Michael Rethmeier
      Pages 71-84Open Access
  4. Solutions for Sustainable Product Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-98
    2. Design for High Added-Value End-of-Life Strategies

      • Tom Bauer, Daniel Brissaud, Peggy Zwolinski
      Pages 113-128Open Access
    3. Target-Driven Sustainable Product Development

      • Tom Buchert, Anne Pförtner, Rainer Stark
      Pages 129-146Open Access
  5. Solutions for Sustainable Value Creation Networks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-148
    2. Future of Business Models in Manufacturing

      • Johannes Seidel, Ana-Paula Barquet, Günther Seliger, Holger Kohl
      Pages 149-162Open Access
    3. Material Reutilization Cycles Across Industries and Production Lines

      • Friedrich A. Halstenberg, Jón G. Steingrímsson, Rainer Stark
      Pages 163-173Open Access
    4. Integration of Sustainability into the Corporate Strategy

      • Nicole Oertwig, Mila Galeitzke, Hans-Georg Schmieg, Holger Kohl, Roland Jochem, Ronald Orth et al.
      Pages 175-200Open Access
  6. Implementation Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 201-201
    2. Sustainable Value Creation—From Concept Towards Implementation

      • Steve Evans, Lloyd Fernando, Miying Yang
      Pages 203-220Open Access
    3. Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment Approaches for Manufacturing

      • Ya-Ju Chang, Sabrina Neugebauer, Annekatrin Lehmann, René Scheumann, Matthias Finkbeiner
      Pages 221-237Open Access

About this book

Sustainability imposes an unprecedented challenge on society and has become the driving force of an urgent search for innovative solutions in all branches of economy. Manufacturing plays a key role in many areas of human living, and it is both part of the problem and of the solution.  This book offers an overview of the broad field of research on sustainability in manufacturing with a particular focus on manufacturing technology and management. It summarizes the current challenges, describes best in class methods for development of sustainable manufacturing solutions and offers implementation perspectives. This volume covers areas of research such as production processes, product development, business model and corporate development, macro economy and education. The target audience primarily comprises research experts and practitioners in the field of manufacturing, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students. 


  • Sustainable product development
  • Model-based life-cycle engineering
  • Resource efficiency
  • Sustainable corporate strategy
  • Industrial symbiosis approach
  • Sustainable value creation
  • CRC 1026

Editors and Affiliations

  • Inst. f. Werkzeugmaschinen & Fabrik, TU Berlin Inst. f. Werkzeugmaschinen & Fabrik, Berlin, Germany

    Rainer Stark

  • TU Berlin , Berlin, Germany

    Günther Seliger, Jérémy Bonvoisin

About the editors

Researchers from the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK), the Franhofer Institute for Electronic Packaging and System Integration (IZM) the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), and the Social Science Research Centre, Berlin (WZB) are working together in the Collaborative Research Center CRC 1026 "Sustainable Manufacturing – Shaping Global Value Creation".

In this CRC, scientists from the production engineering and environmental technologies work together with economists and mathematicians to address the question of how global production and economical operations can be carried out in a sustainable way. Their goal is to develop new virtual and real production processes that demonstrate the supremacy of sustainable methods over consumption-based ones.

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