Digital pilot for optimization of product properties
|Coordinator||Swerea IVF AB - Swerea IVF AB, Mölndal|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 500 000|
|Project duration||March 2017 - March 2018|
Purpose and goal
The project has fulfilled its purpose and objectives. Completed case studies show that stated expectations for industrial feasibility have been met. In this project, lead time in a customer dialogue has been significantly reduced by using digital tools, partially developed in this project. Product developers can explore a solution space faster, risks become lower, products can be optimized and participating companies can easily implement optimization tools in their daily work.
Expected results and effects
Expected effects that have been met: Lamera: The lead time for designing a sandwich material has been shortened. Husqvarna: Calculation models for optimizing a laminate design of carbon fiber, metal and adhesive have been developed and tested with good results. This has become the starting point for introducing these methods in other areas of the company GKN: The result of the project is part of a multi-objective optimization system of airplane engines. With the system, GKN can conduct a customer dialogue and in real time and show how design decisions affect the overall product design
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been run as three industrial cases. This model has worked well, primarily to get industrial anchoring and implementation in industry. One problem, however, has been the availability of the right expertise in the research organizations. These resources have been heavily utilized in this and other projects. However, the implementation of the practical cases worked well thanks to the extension of the project´s duration.