Review: Cluser of Excellence Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries 2006-2017
The Cluster of Excellence "Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries" has in the years past focused on the development of innovative solutions to ensure the future viability and competitiveness of the local manufacturing industry. Achievements include, for example, the development of new intelligent production systems, solutions for the efficient production of customer-specific components, integrated product life cycle management (PLM), as well as increased interconnectedness and collaboration.
Production technology makes an important contribution to prosperity and social stability in high-wage countries. The manufacturing industry is one of the core sectors of the European labor market. Exposed to an always increasing global cost pressure, the manufacturing industry stands between the priorities of the economies of scale, accuracy in planning and the estimation ability. Key research areas were the "Individualized production", the "Virtual and Self-optimizing Production Systems" and "Integrated Technologies".