Proactive assembly ergonomical and geometrical quality assurance for sustainable production

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Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling
Funding from Vinnova SEK 5 593 000
Project duration October 2013 - February 2016
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable production

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project was: from having found that there is a connection between the assembly ergonomics and geometric quality, this project sought to explore how they stand in relation to each other and to continue with the next step and produce industrially evaluated demonstrators. The project´s goal was to create methods and tools for proactive assembly ergonomic and geometric quality assurance for sustainable production. This goal has been met.

Results and expected effects

The project has produced industrially verified demonstrators with more functionality than the intention of the project description. In addition, there are also clear method descriptions of how these should be used. The possibility to identify potential quality and ergonomics risks already during the early product development phase gives increased efficiency and costs reduction. Our assessment is that this can be expected to result in improved working environment, increased profitability and improved competitiveness.

Approach and implementation

The project has been built on case studies and has used real quality problems of the participating vehicle manufacturers: Volvo Car Group, Volvo GTT and Scania CV. The research has been based on previously collected quality data and on data from a number of new product concepts. The aim was to get a large selection to be able to generalize the results. The project was divided into three sub-projects: 1: Geometric Quality 2: Assembly Ergonomic Quality Assurance and Assembly Complexity 3: Tools for Proactive Assembly Ergonomic and Geometric Quality for Sustainable Production

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2013-02416

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