Digital infrastructure for smart manufacturing - Dig In
|KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Industriell produktion
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 6 100 600
|June 2017 - November 2020
|The strategic innovation programme for Production2030
Purpose and goal
Digin´s goal was to coordinate information between IT systems for design and manufacturing, and to keep the information up to date based on results and changes. The infrastructure is based on existing design and production applications, with distributed communication via a service bus. For assembly, it was demonstrated how an instruction is created on order and delivered to the operator and robot. Measured data is saved in the digital model as a basis for improvement. Representing measured data in a design context is the basis for further collaboration within ISO.
Expected results and effects
The project developed an IT infrastructure for coordination and feedback of information based on distributed communication via Kafka´s service bus and coordination in the standards-based information hub ShareAspace. Principles were studied for how information management with complex structures and continuous changes can be combined with information about outcomes. This key area is now being further developed within the academy and the standardization work in ISO. The effect in the long run is information standards and principles that support smart and circular industry.
Planned approach and implementation
The idea of developing demonstrators based on software from the parties to the project was good. The parties contributed well and the practical development contributed to an increased understanding of opportunities and obstacles in the digitalised industry. Some lessons are that the implementation took more time than anticipated, with practical problems in uniting the companies´ different IT infrastructures. In research, key questions were clarified concerning coordination of information to and from production, the basis for continued work in research and education.