Planning and Building Products and Production Plants Simultaneously (image) Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Share Print E-Mail Caption Digital engineering not only shortens development times but also reduces costs and ensures that designs are more fully developed. It is also a building block for self-controlled, interconnected manufacturing of the future. Credit Dirk Mahler Usage Restrictions The picture may be used for editorial purposes only. It is protected by copyright. The use is free of charge if the reference is mentioned. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.