Sustainable Factories

Reference number
Coordinator Swerea IVF AB - Swerea IVF Stockholm
Funding from Vinnova SEK 6 600 000
Project duration April 2009 - March 2012
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable Production
End-of-project report 2009-00315_publikrapport_EN.pdf (pdf, 919 kB)

Purpose and goal

New drive trains are been designed, but in the near future old components will be produced parallel in the same production system. This means that the production system of year 2015 must be able to produce different variants and models in the same production line. One of the effects will be smaller patch sizes, which in its turn demands more flexible and efficient logistics and flow groups. Further, one of the key aspects in future component manufacturing is the implementation of improved technologies that minimize the impact on environment and health. In this project three areas of component realization are covered: casting, heat treatment and machining. As an overall goal we want to achieve a robust, cost efficient and energy-efficient manufacturing of component to future drive trains, which is environmentally adapted and minimized on waste and consumables.

Results and expected effects

One of the key aspects in future component manufacturing is the implementation of improved technologies that minimize the impact on environment and health. In this project three areas of component realization are covered: casting, heat treatment and machining. As an overall goal we want to achieve a robust, cost efficient and energy-efficient manufacturing of component to future drive trains, which is environmentally adapted and minimized on waste and consumables.

Approach and implementation

WP1 will minimize energy consumption as well as consumption of consumables such as chemicals and washing processes in heat treatment processes. WP2 aims at reducing the total amount of waste produced in foundries as well as the amount of waste materials that requires depositing. WP3 consists of two parts as evidenced from its title: further development and approaches to facilitate optimised use of future cutting fluids and aspects waste management.

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Last updated 9 January 2020

Reference number 2009-00315

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