Shorter product life cycles, increasing variety, dynamic markets and intensified competition characterize the environment of manufacturing companies today. But not only the large companies are faced with these new challenges. SMEs as well are forced to improve their production methods, making them more efficient and economical. Used properly, the methods and IT tools for the production area provide a significant contribution to efficient, cost-effective and thus competitive production. The magazine focuses on fundamentals, methods, technology trends, IT solutions, and practical examples from the field of digital process chain and production. Digital Manufacturing conveys the notion that productivity gains can be achieved by using efficient IT solutions in production, and as a result presents the solutions that are available, and the vendors present in the market. The journey is its own reward, and therefore the Digital Manufacturing looks at innovative, future oriented subjects like Industry 4.0 and Green Production.