Industry 4.0

Smart self-organizing functional units are the technological backbone of the textile Industry 4.0. Therefore, adaptive and self-adjusting processes are implemented and advanced at the DITF institutes, at all technological levels.

The basis for this are digital engineering, modeling, and virtualization. The DITF institutes develop the technologies for this and contribute to their standardization.

Connected, smart, sustainable: the process chains end in a production process that is penetrated by the digital technologies. In general, Industry 4.0 is characterized by highly connected communication and operational structures. At the DITF institutes, we collaborate with other industries to create innovations and add value, developing the platforms and business models that are required for this.

In order to consequently realize Industry 4.0, we require learning and supporting technologies that are developed at DITF and will contribute to a smart textile value chain.

Current Topics and Projects

    Interaktive White Paper on Textile Microfactory und Distributed Production

    The DITF white paper highlights the possible effects of a transformation process from centralized mass production for textiles and clothing to a microfactory model for the textile chain that can be implemented in Europe.

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