The ARMMS – Agile Reconfigurable Manufacturing Machinery Systems – Project was a pan-European Thematic Research Network funded by the European Commission in Brussels. The aims of the programme were:
- To bring together key industrial and academic personnel already pro-active in agility and reconfigurability issues related to manufacturing and machinery systems,
- To foster co-operation and facilitate the exchange of information and technology appropriate to the advancement of agile manufacturing in Europe,
- To identify future technological and research needs and establish an informed base for the European Commission in manufacturing machinery systems, which are agile and re-configurable.
ARMMS has brought together some 30 partners from universities, research institutes, equipment suppliers and potential end-users proactive in the field of agility and re-configurability of machinery systems. The countries represented include Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and UK. The ARMMS project was finished in 2002 with a series of national workshops. This book provides a list of papers presented at the workshop “Fit für die Maßgeschneiderte Massenfertigung durch agile, rekonfigurierbare Fertigungssysteme” which was held at the ISW in Stuttgart, March 2002