On October 20, KomZet Saar (Mittelstand 4.0 Kompetenzzentrum Saarbrücken) organized a workshop on the topic of digital tools for sustainable production. The speaker was Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Vette-Steinkamp, head of the working group for environmentally friendly production processes at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld (UCB) and industrial robotics and former project manager of the Robotix Academy.
The workshop took place in presence and was tailored to companies from the fields of production and design/product development. Prof. Vette-Steinkamp explained to the participants how the circular economy can counteract the current crisis in raw material procurement and supply chains and how this can be realized by means of digital tools and automation in a high-wage location like Germany.
Half a dozen participants learned about sustainability in production, assembly, disassembly and recycling. Only those who have as much information as possible about their product can improve their carbon footprint and make their production sustainable. This is only possible with the help of digital tools.