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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02054-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02053-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02054-9
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