Engineering innovation factory

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Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Institutionen för industriell produktion
Funding from Vinnova SEK 5 650 000
Project duration October 2013 - March 2017
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for Production2030
Call Strategiska innovationsprogrammet Produktion - Industriförankrade utvecklingsprojekt hösten 2013

Purpose and goal

The goal of the project was to support innovation by providing an environment for collaboration and learning through modeling, simulation and visualization of a production system. A framework for innovation based on a digital factory was developed. The framework consists of an infrastructure for building digital factories, a demonstrator of an implemented digital factory, plus underlying principles for representing and presenting production information. A technical infrastructure exists which can be detailed according to company needs: http://ifactory.iip.kth.se/eif/

Expected results and effects

Contribution to an IT-system independent methodology: 1)Based on theories of computer science and visual studies the foundation for a new theory concerning representation and presentation of production information from a user perspective. 2) Generic digital factory system architecture - for implementing digital factories. 3) Digital factory of a production system that is concrete and sufficiently complex, where various issues can be exemplified and connected from various knowledge background. This can be used in workshops concerning the development of production systems.

Planned approach and implementation

Relevant issues were identified in cooperation with the industrial companies, and a digital factory for a concept vehicle was implemented to reflect the issues and principles. For coordination, we have used theories of Boundary object which in our case consists of: Graphical models embodying the concepts that are common to a production system, Information models that describe the concepts embodied in the system´s data model, Demonstrator of a factory that is concrete and moderately complex, where various issues can be exemplified and interconnected.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

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