Advanced NC-preparation, (phase II)
|Volvo Aero Aktiebolag
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 1 600 000
|July 2009 - June 2011
Purpose and goal
For a time there have been discussions of the value of the effective use of IT-tools to support critical business functions. These functions include data-, information- and knowledge- and project management. The project aims to understand the mechanisms by which these concepts and systems can support the preparation process and thereby increasing overall business performance. Volvo Aero will through this project come into possession of skills to improve their part preparation process.
Expected results and effects
The results of the described project, which Volvo Aero creates the ability to effectively deliver components that, meet the objectives of the lighter weight, better performance and longevity. This means that the competitiveness of the company is strengthened. The main client aspect is a shortened lead time for product development.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is planned to be implemented in the form of 4 work packages described below: WP1 (Q3-Q4 2009): From the case studies and qualitative interviews with production processors will a measuring system be developed. WP2 (Q1-Q2 2010): The developed system to performance measurement of production processes are validated by a number of case studies. WP3 (Q3-Q4 2010): In this work package examines the link between the various support functions to the preparation process. WP4 (Q1-Q3 2011): Based on the knowledge gained can a preparation strategy be developed and optimized. Volvo Aero´s operation in this project consists primarily of: provide expertise in the production and preparation of engine components compare the processing methodology developed by the methods used today provide specimens for evaluation of preparation processes lead project meetings University West efforts in this project consists primarily of: participate in project meetings/steering committee meetings provide expertise in process technology, and processing be research performers