Research project
TIPSS - Tools for Innovative Product Service Systems for global tool and die networks


The aim of the EU supported research project TIPPS by the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of RWTH Aachen University was to answer the question how an average European tool shop can supply customers in India, China or the USA with suitable services. The European tool and die industry should be enabled to offer products as packages of tools and services on world scale by corresponding methods and devices. By the help of smart tools, which are equipped with modern sensor systems for measuring production parameters during the production process, an unique transparency of the production process can be reached. So these smart tools can enable the development of customer related services in tool making, the so called industrial product-service-systems (IPSS).