Perspectives of manufacturing for reindustrialization and adding value in Europe
The rate ot Manutacturing on the GDP in US and Europe is decreasing permanent. The European Commission is asking for activities to stop the process of de-industrialisation and come back to a rate of 20 %. The EU Technology Platform Manufuture developed Visions and Road Maps for activating the European potential for adding value and Factaries of the Future by taking into account actual megatrends and environmental, societal challenges. In this paper, 4 major topics of factories development and research perspectives are presented, which have the potential of high adding value by manufacturing. They are driven by the understanding of manufacturing as a socio-technical system, which has to be adapted permanently to the requirements of the societal system around. Bordering technologies and ICT play a significant role in manufacturing research and development. New paradigms see factories with roots in the public infrastructure. The paper is a contribution to the actual political discussions and orientation of the future research for manufacturing.