Technological Theory of Cloud Manufacturing

  • Sylvain KublerEmail author
  • Jan Holmström
  • Kary Främling
  • Petra Turkama
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 640)


Over the past decade, a flourishing number of concepts and architectural shifts appeared such as the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Big Data, 3D printing, etc. Such concepts are reshaping traditional manufacturing models, which become increasingly network-, service- and intelligent manufacturing-oriented. It sometimes becomes difficult to have a clear vision of how all those concepts are interwoven and what benefits they bring to the global picture (either from a service or business perspective). This paper traces the evolution of the manufacturing paradigms, highlighting the recent shift towards Cloud Manufacturing (CMfg), along with a taxonomy of the technological concepts and technologies underlying CMfg.


Cloud manufacturing Internet of things Direct digital manufacturing 



The research leading to this publication is supported by the National Research Fund Luxembourg (grant 9095399) as well as Academy of Finland (Grant 275839).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvain Kubler
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Holmström
    • 2
  • Kary Främling
    • 3
  • Petra Turkama
    • 4
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Centre for Security Reliability and TrustUniversity of LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourg
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, School of EngineeringAalto UniversityAaltoFinland
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science, School of ScienceAalto UniversityAaltoFinland
  4. 4.Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research, School of BusinessAalto UniversityAaltoFinland

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