Reviewing Digital Manufacturing concept in the Industry 4.0 paradigm
Paper in proceedings, 2019

Digitalization of manufacturing is once again on the industry application research agenda and Digital Manufacturing plays a fundamental role in this process. However, there is a lack of commonality in the literature about the purpose of Digital Manufacturing. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the concept and application domain of Digital Manufacturing considering the increasingly established Industry 4.0 paradigm. Based on a content analysis concepts are framed, and new technological characteristics identified. The paper contributes to a better understanding of the future challenges that companies face by positioning Digital Manufacturing conceptually and delimiting its application domain.

Industry 4.0

Smart Manufacturing

Digital Manufacturing

Digital Factory

Manufacturing life cycle


Elias Hans Dener Ribeiro da Silva

University of Southern Denmark

Ana Carolina Shinohara

Pontifical Catholic Univeristy of Parana

Edson Pinheiro de Lima

Pontifical Catholic Univeristy of Parana

Jannis Angelis

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Carla Gonçalves Machado

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 81 240-245

52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CMS)
Ljubljana, Slovenia,

SMART PM - Sustainable Manufacturing by Automated Real-Time Performance Management

VINNOVA, 2018-04-20 -- 2020-12-20.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance



Basic sciences



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