Center for industrial Productivity (CiP), Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

Center for industrial Productivity (CiP), Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

2017 05 03 CiP 17

Operational Status

President of the IALF: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Metternich
Secretary of the IALF: Antonio Kreß

  • 16 FTEs Research Staff
  • 1 FTE Technician
  • 1 FTE Secretary
  • 5,5 FTE Student Assistants
  • More than 100 days of training courses
  • More than 1500 employees educated, thereof 400 management;
  • More than 500 Students trainedD

Latest developments

  • New competence center for Industrie 4.0 for SMEs
  • Implementation of a new Lean 4.0 curriculum
  • Implementation of an automated guided vehicle
  • Implementation of smart maintenance on a sawing machine
  • Implementation of a Milkrun 4.0
  • Manufacturing of a customer-individualized product

Topics for research and training

  • 7 research projects with learning factories involved in progress:
    • Personalized learning scenarios in adaptive virtual learning factories
    • Configuration of a learning factory for a railway infrastructure company
    • Industrie 4.0 learning factory modules for cloud manufacturing, worker assistance, and traceability
    • Value stream simulation
    • Agile resource-efficient production network (https://www.arepron.com/)
    • Digital shopfloor management
    • Competence Center 4.0 Darmstadt (https://kompetenzzentrum-darmstadt.digital/de)
  •  Enhanced research focus: Lean 4.0