Research Area
Multi Technology Platforms


Multi-technology platforms are complex machine tools capable of executing a variety of manufacturing technologies to machine workpieces. Manufacturing technology integration may reduce the process chain through elimination of secondary processing times and transportation times. However, multi-technology platforms are more expensive than conventional single-technology machine tools. Thus, the positive effects of manufacturing technology integration must be pondered over the greater costs in an efficiency model. The group technology planning collaborates on the sub-project „Multi-Technology Production Systems“ within the cluster of excellence „Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries“. The main research is carried out in the derivation of conditions under which integrated manufacturing systems are more efficient than conventional multi-machine production systems.

Further information about the cluster of excellence may be found here: Cluster of Excellence "Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries"



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Jan Rey, M.Sc. RWTH
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Cluster Produktionstechnik 3A 358
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