Virtual demonstrators for parallel product and production system development
|Coordinator||CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 6 000 000|
|Project duration||October 2013 - January 2017|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for Production2030|
|Call||Strategiska innovationsprogrammet Produktion - Industriförankrade utvecklingsprojekt hösten 2013|
Purpose and goal
The core of this project is a development platform for parallel product and production system development. This has been implemented in a virtual demonstrator, showing the functionality of the approach as implemented in an IT architecture. The main impact of a virtual demonstrator for parallel product and production development is on development efficiency. By enabling quick virtual generation, verification and validation of a great number of alternative product-production solutions substantial time and cost savings can be made.
Expected results and effects
The methods and working procedures developed in the project were at project start expected to significantly contribute to a) reduce risk and the customer product realization time with up to 50%, and b) improve the geometrical quality (reduce variation) with up to 25%. These results are considered achieved on a demonstrator level, available for use and proof of concept for the industrial partners.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was conducted in close collaboration between Chalmers, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre, GKN Aerospace, Brogren Industries and Permanova. Together, the collaborators worked around a use case that established the ambition to reduce lead time for customer quotation of GKN without loosing precision in producibility assessment. The lead time reduction was expected to go from 3 months to 3 weeks. The use case was implemented in a demonstrator, also used in education of engineers at GKN, and as a means for specification of implementation.