Design of materials preparation processes
|Coordinator||CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 5 750 000|
|Project duration||June 2014 - May 2017|
|Venture||FFI - Sustainable Production|
|End-of-project report||2013-05626sv.pdf(pdf, 1287 kB) (In Swedish)|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project "Design of Materials Preparation Processes" is to expand knowledge of how the desired performance of material preparation, in terms of flexibility, quality, time efficiency and ergonomics, influences the design of material preparation. The objective of the project is to develop guidelines and frameworks that explain how materials preparation should be designed to achieve desired performance levels in material preparation.
Expected results and effects
The project´s results include a set of guidelines and frameworks explaining how material preparation should be designed to achieve desired performance levels in material preparation. The results are used in industry to guide improvements of current material preparation processes, as well as to inform the implementation of new processes for material preparation. The project´s results also provide a foundation for further research on automation and digitization support for materials preparation.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was carried out in four phases. Phase 1 involved starting the project through workshops and study visits. Multiple case studies were used in phase 2 to address a broad set of relations between design and performance, which served as basis for studying narrower questions by means of experiments in phase 3. Phase 4 included conceptualization of the developed knowledge, where two outcomes were a handbook with design guidelines and a demonstrator for picking support systems.