Developing solutions for manufacturing processes: The machines in Seestadt Aspern have started regular demo production.
How do modern production processes work if you want to manufacture small batches of products? What happens if highly specific customer requirements have to be taken into consideration, or - in the most extreme case - every finished product is to be unique and custom-made?
Solutions to these questions are currently being developed by the TU Vienna and its roughly 20 industrial partners in the pilot factory. The Technology Center Seestadt is a research and testing site for the industry of the future.
Modern production technologies at the research location of Vienna
In the future, the manufacturing processes for industrial goods will be quite different from what they are today. Individual operations will be interconnected and intelligent and consistent IT systems will increase efficiency, even for individual customer specifications and accordingly small-batch production lines. Consistent data processing will facilitate automatic connections between every step of the production process, from individual product configuration and ordering, and all necessary adjustments to construction, to the production and assembly of single components.
The pilot factory Industry 4.0 is currently breaking new ground on the path to the digital factory.
Vienna, 19th October 2017