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Internet of Production for Agile Enterprises

is the guiding theme of the Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium (AWK) 2017 that will be held for the 29th time from May 18 to May 19.

Visit us in Aachen and find out how we develop the “Internet of Production” as key part of the Industry 4.0 together with other experts from science and industry.

The Internet of Production describes the real-time capable and secure availability of information at any time and any place. Generated information is becoming a multilateral and high-volume shadow of production. Pattern recognition becomes possible through precise and continuous data analysis, thus enabling a certain forecasting ability in order to support decisions on the way to a controlled production. The systematic learning from the data creates a significant added value through the Internet of Production. Agile and highly iterative product developments as well as a fast and error-free implementation of the “change request” process in serial production become possible

This competitive advantage through information, aggregated in real-time, allows new dimensions of adaptation and agility in terms of implementation.

The AWK 2017 offers you various approaches and strategies regarding the Internet of Production in two parallel series of talks including technical and keynote lectures as well as five plenary speeches from science and industry. The intended benefit from our technical lectures is traditionally developed for the AWK according to a unique concept in an intensive collaboration between industry experts and researchers of the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT).

The colloquium is a meeting point for more than 1,000 German and international experts who exchange their ideas on the implementation of concrete solutions as well as the accompanying industrial exhibition and the guided tours of the institutes. In the course of the congress you will have the opportunity to visit the RWTH Aachen Campus for the first time in 2017.

The twenty-ninth AWK will reveal the unexploited potential for a successful path into the future: Be there!


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The conference is held in German. We offer simultaneous interpretation in English throughout all lectures.