|Luleå tekniska universitet - Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|January 2015 - June 2015
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
Purpose: 1) Increasing the competiveness of the house building industry through developing new production technology that balances flexibility and standardisation. ProduktionBygg has resulted in geometry assurance, robotics, platform modelling and 3D printing being possible methods for new building production technology. 2) Stimulate learning between the building and manufacturing industries through forming a group of researchers and companies that work with production in short series. ProduktionBygg has created such a constellation that can work with the development.
Results and expected effects
With a platform as the base, conditions to work with geometry assurance as a tool to assure product quality are created. The platform is also a base for product development. Applying robot technology to assure the quality of standardized parts of the platform is a viable route forward. No new robots are needed, but the working processes. 3D-printers are useful to create unique parts in a platform. All together, these areas create a cohesive development of production technology in construction, see page 10 in the final report.
Approach and implementation
The working methods for step 1 has been satisfactory. Participating companies and academia have openly shared problems and opportunities, which has led to a genuine interest in developing ideas into products and services. Facing step 2, questions of non-disclosure agreements have been put forward, indicating economic viability in the development. The Swedish Production in Construction Day was well received and will be repeated. The project could have been further strengthened by organising workshops with the single ideas as a theme. This will be further processed in step 2.