Center Factory Planning

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WZL der RWTH Aachen

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Tearing down walls

The central mission of our Center Factory Planning is the research and development of tomorrow’s factory. The main focus is on the central question of how to speed up factory planning and make it more effective to have better and more efficient factories as a result. The basis here is the interdisciplinary research done at RWTH Aachen University and on RWTH Aachen Campus, specifically at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL). The Center Factory Planning allows access to latest research findings and is at the same time a central platform for planners, implementers, software companies and factory operators. Together, we facilitate process and digital integration in factory and facility planning.
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Fields of Competence

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Autodesk GmbH

The Factory of the Future

Increasing effectiveness and efficiency in factory planning, construction and operation, as well as transition to best practice standards and modular solutions.

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Autodesk GmbH

Integrated Factory Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Industrie 4.0, as well as the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in factory planning processes.

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Autodesk GmbH

Sustainability in the Factory of the Future

Conceptualization of urban factories as production facilities of the future and life cycle costing.

Membership Types in the Center Factory Planning

We offer three types of memberships: Basic, Business and Premium. Depending on the type of membership, members enjoy various rights within the five benefit categories.

The benefit categories are:

  • Membership
  • Research & Developement
  • Community
  • Further Education
  • Services
Various companies bundle their know-how in consortial projects and share the expense – allowing the implementation of research projects, which could otherwise not be attempted. Members participate in decisions on technological topics and fields of research for the upcoming years, take advantage of discipline-specific further education offerings for their own staff and utilize the generated knowledge for their own innovation process.

Initiators

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Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh

Chair of Production Engineering at RWTH Aachen University

As holder of the Chair of Production Engineering, Prof. Schuh promotes the close link between research and industry at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University. With the construction and commissioning of Werk 1 (Factory 1) of e.GO Mobile AG, he has created a unique application example of integrated factory planning.

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Prof. Dr. Peter Burggräf

Chair of International Production Engineering and Management University of Siegen

Prof. Burggräf holds the Chair of International Production Engineering and Management at the University of Siegen. He is also Managing Director of StreetScooter Research GmbH, a spin-off of the WZL, which specializes in production system design.

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Dr. Matthias Dannapfel

Department for Factory Planning at the Chair of Production Engineering at RWTH Aachen University

As Senior Engineer of the department for Factory Planning at the Chair of Production Engineering, Dr. Dannapfel focuses on facility structure and assembly planning, as well as on digital factory planning. He is co-founder of ONEFACTORY GmbH, which specializes in the general planning of factories.

Contact

Center Factory Planning
Dr. Matthias Dannapfel
Tel. +49 241 80-26264