Chairman: Prof. Fritz Klocke
Vice-Chairman: Prof. Konstantin Bouzakis
Secretary: Mr. Stefan Tönissen
Track I presents a discussion and presentation platform which is common to the Scientific Technical Committees of all manufacturing processes involved in CIRP, which is cutting, electro-physical and chemical processes, forming and abrasive processes (STC C, STC E, STC F, STC G). All theses processes need sufficient machine tools, are dedicated to precision and generate surfaces, thus by nature there is also a close link to Track II.
The track platform is used to discuss new emerging trends coming from the STCs involved. Within the track these ideas are first introduced by means of technical presentations. In agreement with the track chairman experts outside of the CIRP community might be invited to these meetings to stimulate these new ideas and to give a multi-disciplinary view.If the succeeding discussions and the response from the audience are positive, these ideas are further elaborated and might result in a collaborative working group (CWG) after positive vote from the track participants. Examples of this procedure are the CWG on Biomechatronics in collaboration with Track II or the CWGs on surface integrity and hybrid processes. Also cross-all-track CWGs like Energy and Resource Efficiency and Effectivenessare initiated after individual approval.
Furthermore short technical presentations with cross-STC character, which are of interest for the track audience, are welcome.
The track platform is also used to announce all conferences related to the STCs involved and, subject to votes, the chairman gives his approval in Track I for the final confirmation in the Liaison committee.
Chairman: Prof. Gert Goch
Track II presents a discussion and presentation platform which is common to the Scientific Technical Committees of Machines, Surfaces & Precision Engineering (STC M, STC S, STC P). The future directions of Track II related fields and emerging technologies are also discussed.
The Track Chairman announces the proposed conferences and, subject to votes, gives his approval during Track II meeting.
The Coordinator of Track II invites members to offer technical presentations, and selects some of the presentations which are most related to all three STCs. The seeds of the collaborative working group topics are first discussed in Track II, followed by specific technical presentations in the proposed areas. If the Track II members are convinced that the topic covers more than one STC and it is a worthy topic, the proposed Collaborative Working Group is supported with the votes of Track II.
Track II recently formed Biomechatronics Working Group in collaboration with Track I. Track II is currently welcoming technical presentations in micro machining systems. Topics include the design of micro-machines, micro-high speed spindles, ultra precision position control of drives, measurement systems, and micro-machined surfaces.
Chairman: Prof. Michael Hauschild
Vice-Chairman: Prof. Sami Kara
Secretary: Prof. Joost Duflou
Track III represents a platform for discussion and presentation which are related to the Scientific Technical Committees of Assembly, Design and Organization (STC A, STC Dn, STC O) as well as related Collaborative Working Groups (CWG) like the CWG EREE - Energy and Resource Efficiency and Effectiveness. In this cross-track CWG manufacturing systems issues are addressed within Track III.
Conferences, assigned to STC A, STC Dn and STC O are announced by the chairman and approved by the present CIRP members within the Track III meetings.
Predominantly strategic topics are be discussed within Track 3. This varies from manufacturing-related topics like Life Cycle Engineering, Sustainability in Manufacturing and approaches regarding e.g. Production Theory to CRIP-related topics like the significance of emerging countries for CIRP or the Track-concept itself.