Cloud Manufacturing

Distributed Computing Technologies for Global and Sustainable Manufacturing

  • Weidong Li
  • Jörn Mehnen

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Xi Vincent Wang, Xun W. Xu
    Pages 1-22
  3. Yingfeng Zhang, George Q. Huang, Ting Qu, Shudong Sun
    Pages 193-216
  4. W. M. Shen, Q. Hao, Weidong Li
    Pages 217-242
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 257-259

About this book


Global networks, which are the primary pillars of the modern manufacturing industry and supply chains, can only cope with the new challenges, requirements and demands when supported by new computing and Internet-based technologies. Cloud Manufacturing: Distributed Computing Technologies for Global and Sustainable Manufacturing introduces a new paradigm for scalable service-oriented sustainable and globally distributed manufacturing systems.


The eleven chapters in this book provide an updated overview of the latest technological development and applications in relevant research areas.  Following an introduction to the essential features of Cloud Computing, chapters cover a range of methods and applications such as the factors that actually affect adoption of the Cloud Computing technology in manufacturing companies and new geometrical simplification method to stream 3-Dimensional design and manufacturing data via the Internet. This is further supported case studies and real life data for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) remanufacturing.


This compilation of up to date research and literature can be used as a textbook or reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and computer engineering graduate students and researchers for efficient utilization, deployment and development of distributed and Cloud manufacturing systems, services and applications.


Advanced Distributed ComputingTechniques Cloud Computing-based Systems Global Manufacturing Product Service Systems Sustainable Manufacturing

Editors and affiliations

  • Weidong Li
    • 1
  • Jörn Mehnen
    • 2
  1. 1.Coventry UniversityCoventryUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Cranfield UniversityCranfieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4934-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4935-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-5168
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