The manufacturing industry is also directly affected by the megatrend digitalisation and networking. Until now, in Industry 4.0., materials have only been objects of logistics or recycling. To optimise the production processes with a special focus on materials, the Materials Data Space analyses the economic effects of the digitalisation processes in the whole value creation chain of the establishing Industry 4.0 under the factors of the circular economy and material economics. For this we offer a substantiated process analysis of data flow, the use of raw materials and materials and examine the whole life cycle of a product. This enables a holistic optimisation in the sense of a transformation to an economically and ecologically sustainable industrial society.
Further information on the Materials Data Space is available here.