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Visualizing tomorrow's industrial environments

: Westkämper, E.

Pictures of the Future. Die Zeitschrift für Forschung und Innovation (2002), No.2, pp.27-29
ISSN: 1618-548X
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IPA ()
digital factory; virtual workplace; factory of the future; Interview

Prof. Engelbert Westkämper, 56, is a leading expert in the field of manufacturing engineering. Since 1995 he has served as Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Enginering and Automation in Stuttgart, Germany and as Director of the Institute of Manufacturing and Factory Operation at the University of Stuttgart. A mechanical engineer, Westkämper also has a hands-on industrial background, including positions as Manager of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology at MBB in Munich and as Manager of Production Engineering at AEG in Frankfurt. He was aslo responsible for manufacturing technology at Airbus in Hamburg and Bremen.