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Digital twins for efficient tool usage in manufacturing

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Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Powertrain Manufacturing for Heavy Vehicles Application Lab - a Collaboration between KTH, Fraunhofer and RISE
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 493 552
Project duration March 2017 - April 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The project has shown how digitalization enables the creation and maintenance of digital twins of production systems and how experience feedback to digital twins enables decentralized decisions in the smart factory. We have specifically shown possibilities for digitization in an industrial context, thus creating an understanding of and giving ideas about how Swedish companies can introduce digitization themselves. The pilot now serves as a basis for developing a roadmap for future research and development.

Expected results and effects

The project has developed a digital pilot that illustrates how smart geometry models and knowledge are used and processed in the production of a product. Data from manufacturing processes are transformed into experience that can be recycled to production personnel, processors, designers and, in some cases, to suppliers--all based on digital models according to international standards.

Planned approach and implementation

We have a model-based perspective on product development. Although it is the digital coherent information at its core, we consider the entire information system including humans. In the use case of the project, we followed a tool assembly that an OEM (Scania) buys components for from a tool supplier (Sandvik Coromant) for use as a resource in its manufacture of heavy vehicle powertrain components. Sandvik Coromant and Scania exchange information in a way that promotes their operations respectively.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2017-01538

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