Digital twins for efficient tool usage in manufacturing
|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|
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.