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Cloud-based manufacturing-as-a-service environment for customized products

: Rauschecker, Ursula; Meier, Matthias; Muckenhirn, Ralf; Yip, Arthur; Jagadeesan, Ananda; Corney, Jonathan

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Cunningham, P. ; International Information Management Corp. - IIMC-, Dublin:
eChallenges e-2011. Proceedings. CD-ROM : Conference & Exhibition, 26-28 October 2011 Florence, Italy
Dublin: IIMC, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-905824-27-4
8 S.
eChallenges Conference <2011, Florence>
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IPA ()
manufacturing; cloud; Fertigung; Service; System

This paper describes the paradigm of cloud-based services which are used to envisage a new generation of configurable manufacturing systems. Unlike previous approaches to mass customization (that simply reprogram individual machines to produce specific shapes) the system reported here is intended to enable the customized production of technologically complex products by dynamically configuring a manufacturing supply chain. In order to realize such a system, the resources (i.e. production capabilities) have to be designed to support collaboration throughout the whole production network, including their adaption to customer-specific production. The flexible service composition as well as the appropriate IT services required for its realization show many analogies with common cloud computing approaches. For this reason, this paper describes the motivation and challenges that are related to cloud-based manufacturing and illustrates emerging technologies supporting this vision by establishing an appropriate Manufacturing-as-a-Service environment based on manufacturing service descriptions.