The course is given as a series of seminars. The seminars held will deal with the following: Different paradigms in production technology, a short introduction and background to the development of production technology up till now. Parameters and factors, such as driving forces in research and development with a focus on production technology. The state of the art in production technology. Analysis of trends and preconditions for shifts in technology. Identification and study of the political agenda behind research in production technology. Methods and analysis of forward-looking studies concerning production technology and future production. Identification and analysis of roadmaps within the subject as well as gap analysis with respect to present and future state of the art.