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Eco-Factories of the Future

  • Sebastian Thiede
  • Christoph Herrmann
  • Provides a comprehensive overview on eco-factories of the future

  • Presents cutting-edge solutions from academia and industry towards sustainable manufacturing

  • Covers a broad range of topics including energy management and life cycle evaluation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Denis Kurle, Sebastian Thiede, Christoph Herrmann
    Pages 1-15
  3. Jan Beier, Sebastian Thiede, Christoph Herrmann
    Pages 17-40
  4. Nadine Madanchi, Sebastian Thiede, Manbir Sohdi, Christoph Herrmann
    Pages 41-68
  5. Nils Weinert, Rafael Fink, Christian Mose, Friedrich Lupp, Florian Müller, Jan Fischer et al.
    Pages 85-102
  6. Benjamin Neef, Christopher Schulze, Gerrit Posselt, Christoph Herrmann, Sebastian Thiede
    Pages 103-125
  7. Eberhard Abele, Philipp Schraml, Martin Beck, Dominik Flum, Christian Eisele
    Pages 127-146
  8. Nicla Frigerio, Andrea Matta
    Pages 147-172
  9. Nico Pastewski, Susanne Krichel, Gerrit Posselt, Johannes Linzbach, Martin Plank
    Pages 173-198

About this book


This edited monograph presents a selection of research contributions on eco-factories of the future. The topical focus lies on cutting-edge solutions from academia and industry that enable and support companies in their efforts towards sustainable manufacturing. The authors provide an overview over recent developments, aiming at a comprehensive understanding of eco- and cost-efficient manufacturing from machine to factory level. The solutions contributed by leading research institutions and companies have been mostly implemented and evaluated in industrial pilot projects across Europe. The methodological approaches cover topics such as factory planning, manufacturing simulation, energy management as well as life cycle evaluation. The target audience comprises industry experts and decision makers as well as researchers in the field of sustainable manufacturing.


Eco-factories Sustainable manufacturing Factory planning Energy efficiency Life cycle evaluation

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Thiede
    • 1
  • Christoph Herrmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Machine Tools and Production TechnologyTechnical University BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Machine Tools and Production TechnologyTechnical University BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

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