Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV 2013), Munich, Germany, October 6th-9th, 2013

  • Michael F. Zaeh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Hoda A. ElMaraghy, Waguih H. ElMaraghy
    Pages 1-7
  3. Jonas Koch, Christian Plehn, Gunther Reinhart, Michael F. Zäh
    Pages 9-12
  4. Dominik Tobias Matt, Dieter Spath, Steffen Braun, Sebastian Schlund, Daniel Krause
    Pages 13-16
  5. Hendrik Rentzsch, Marcel Tisztl, Tino Langer, Dieter Fischer
    Pages 17-21
  6. Dominik Tobias Matt, Erwin Rauch, Vittorio Franzellin
    Pages 29-34
  7. Raphael Adamietz, Tobias Iseringhausen, Steffen Gerstenberg, Alexander Verl
    Pages 35-40
  8. Florian Weikert, Jessica Weyhausen, Kirsten Tracht
    Pages 41-46
  9. Steffen Nordahl Joergensen, Casper Schou, Ole Madsen
    Pages 55-60
  10. Emmanuel Francalanza, Jonathan C. Borg, Carmen L. Constantinescu
    Pages 61-66
  11. Dominik Simon, Sabine Zitzlsberger, Julia Wagner, Lisa Kern, Christoph Maurer, Dieter Haller et al.
    Pages 73-78
  12. Ursula Rauschecker, Simon J. Ford, Nikoletta Athanssopoulou
    Pages 79-84
  13. Julian Backhaus, Marco Ulrich, Gunther Reinhart
    Pages 85-89
  14. Abdulrahman Seleim, Hoda A. ElMaraghy
    Pages 91-95
  15. Simon Phuluwa, Khumbulani Mpofu, Boitumelo Ramatsetse, Chris Tshawe
    Pages 97-103
  16. Fredrik Ore, Magnus Wiktorsson, Lars Hanson, Yvonne Eriksson
    Pages 111-116
  17. Rudolf Reinhard, Toufik Al Khawli, Urs Eppelt, Tobias Meisen, Daniel Schilberg, Wolfgang Schulz et al.
    Pages 117-123
  18. Martin Manns, Nestor Andres Arteaga Martin
    Pages 131-135
  19. Mohmmad Hanafy, Hoda A. ElMaraghy
    Pages 137-142
  20. Achim Kampker, Peter Burggräf, Mateusz Swist, Christoph Nowacki
    Pages 147-152
  21. Max Hoffmann, Kai Kreisköther, Christian Büscher, Tobias Meisen, Achim Kampker, Daniel Schilberg et al.
    Pages 153-158
  22. Kjeld Nielsen, Thomas Ditlev Brunoe
    Pages 165-170
  23. Behnood Afsharizand, Aydin Nassehi, Vimal Dhokia, Stephen T. Newman
    Pages 171-176
  24. Timo Salmi, Otso Väätäinen, Timo Malm, Jari Montonen, Ilari Marstio
    Pages 183-188
  25. Wesley P. Essink, Aydin Nassehi, Stephen T. Newman
    Pages 189-193
  26. Ana Djuric, Mirjana Filipovic, Ljubinko Kevac, Jill Urbanic
    Pages 201-206
  27. Ana Djuric, Jill Urbanic, Mirjana Filipovic, Ljubinko Kevac
    Pages 207-212
  28. Karel Kruger, Anton H. Basson
    Pages 213-217
  29. Christian Weidig, Nicole Menck, Jan C. Aurich
    Pages 219-224
  30. Kobus Hoffman, Anton H. Basson, Anro le Roux
    Pages 237-242
  31. Caren Dripke, Friedemann Groh, Matthias Keinert, Alexander Verl
    Pages 249-254
  32. Florian Schöttl, Nils Herrmann, Maik Maurer, Udo Lindemann
    Pages 255-260
  33. Mohamed Kashkoush, Hoda A. ElMaraghy
    Pages 261-266
  34. Akos Csiszar, Catalin Boanta, Simon Hoher, Cornel Brisan, Alexander Verl
    Pages 267-272
  35. Eugenia Marilungo, Andrea Luzi, Michele Germani
    Pages 273-278
  36. Uwe Dombrowski, Stefan Ernst, Maren Evers
    Pages 279-284

About these proceedings


The changing manufacturing environment requires more responsive and adaptable manufacturing systems. The theme of the 5th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual production (CARV2013) is "Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability. Leading edge research and best implementation practices and experiences, which address these important issues and challenges, are presented. The proceedings include advances in manufacturing systems design, planning, evaluation, control and evolving paradigms such as mass customization, personalization, changeability, re-configurability and flexibility. New and important concepts such as the dynamic product families and platforms, co-evolution of products and systems, and methods for enhancing manufacturing systems' economic sustainability and prolonging their life to produce more than one product generation are treated. Enablers of change in manufacturing systems, production volume and capability, scalability and managing the volatility of markets, competition among global enterprises and the increasing complexity of products, manufacturing systems and management strategies are discussed. Industry challenges and future directions for research and development needed to help both practitioners and academicians are presented.

About the Editor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael F. Zaeh, born in 1963, has been and is Professor for and Manufacturing Technology since 2002 and, together with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Reinhart, Head of the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM). After studying general mechanical engineering, he was doctoral candidate under Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Milberg at TUM from 1990 until 1993 and received his doctorate in 1993. From 1994 to 1995, he was department leader under Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Reinhart. From 1996 to 2002, he worked for a machine tool manufacturer in several positions, most recently as a member of the extended management.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael F. Zaeh is an associated member of the CIRP and member of acatech, WGP and WLP. His current researches include among others Joining and Cutting Technologies like Laser Cutting and Welding as well as Friction Stir Welding, Structural Behaviour and Energy Efficiency of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes like Additive Manufacturing.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael F. Zaeh
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  1. 1.Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial ManagementD- 85748 GarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02053-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02054-9
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Materials & Steel
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences