Proactive assembly ergonomical and geometrical quality assurance for sustainable production
|CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 5 593 000
|October 2013 - February 2016
|FFI - Sustainable Production
|2013-02416sv.pdf(pdf, 1260 kB) (In Swedish)
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