Engineering is exploiting potentials for useful applications. Manufacturing, as a specific discipline in engineering starts from human thinking and imagination, from knowledge about natural scientific phenomena, from physical materials and shapes value creation via processes in management and technology, objectified in tangible and intangible products, in physical artifacts and services.
CRC 1026 "Sustainable Manufacturing – Shaping Global Value Creation" intends to demonstrate how sustainable manufacturing embedded in global value creation proves to be superior to traditional paradigms of management and technology.
Sustainability has become an urgent requirement and challenge for mankind's survival on earth and for future development, considering the limits of resources and growth and the unequal distribution of wealth. Sustainability here is interpreted in environmental, economic and social dimensions.