Closed-Loop Production Systems

  • Athulan Vijayaraghavan
  • Chris Yuan
  • Nancy Diaz
  • Timo Fleschutz
  • Moneer Helu


This chapter discusses the closed-loop aspects of production systems in the context of green and sustainable manufacturing. Specifically, we consider the life cycle of production systems from design and construction through use, decommissioning, and recycling or repurposing. We discuss resource and economic efficiency and present a series of examples of life cycle analysis of manufacturing systems. We also describe how to design systems for reduced life cycle impact. Examples include comparisons of different machine tool systems, process parameter optimization, consumable utilization, plant services, and plant design.


Feed Rate Machine Tool Tool Wear Computer Numerical Control Minimum Quantity Lubrication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Athulan Vijayaraghavan
    • 1
  • Chris Yuan
    • 2
  • Nancy Diaz
    • 3
  • Timo Fleschutz
    • 4
  • Moneer Helu
    • 3
  1. 1.System InsightsBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA
  3. 3.Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability (LMAS), Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  4. 4.Department of Assembly Technology and Factory ManagementInstitute for Machine Tools and Factory Management (IWF)BerlinGermany

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