Digital value chain for geometry data management
|Coordinator||CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Department of Industrial and Materials Science|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||June 2019 - November 2019|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for Production2030|
|Call||Digitalization of value chains for manufacturing industry, step 1|
Purpose and goal
Through a comprehensive interview study with 40 engineers at eight companies in Sweden and Denmark, "Digital thread" for geometry data during the product realization process was mapped. State-of-the-art in the field has also been summarized through literature studies and survey studies among prominent researchers in the field. In the project, we have also worked on methods to include heat effects from spot welding in non-rigid variation simulation, which improves the accuracy of the simulations (that is, gives a more real-world result).
Expected results and effects
A mapping of the digital thread for geometry data contributes to a more efficient product realization process where each actor´s need for data is clarified and where duplication is identified and hopefully eliminated. Better accuracy in the variation simulation has potential to improve geometric quality, with reduced costs and reduced lead time as a result.
Planned approach and implementation
Both interview studies and questionnaires and case studies were conducted during the project. A number of companies have given their views on the project content and together we have built on consortium and concept for step 2 proposal. In this proposal, 13 industrial partners and three research practitioners will work together.