VIST - Vision Inspection Swedish Testbed

Reference number
Coordinator RISE IVF AB - Avdelningen för Tillverkning
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 290 000
Project duration November 2017 - December 2019
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for Production2030
Call Test bed for increased digitalization for the Swedish industry

Purpose and goal

In the VIST project existing test sites and equipment have been used to create a test bed for in-line surface characterization methods and measurements. Measurements have been performed both in production and in lab environment. The test bed in this project is not defined as one physical location with equipment but rather expertise in combination with hardware and equipment at several sites. There is an interest from the project partners to continue the cooperation in one form or another, most likely with addition of competence or companies within data analysis and handling of data.

Expected results and effects

In this project company specific cases have been evaluated both in production and lab environment. Solutions for in-line surface characterization and identification have been developed and tested for processes where traditionally manual monitoring and identification by the human eye have been used. In this aspect the project to increase the degree of digitization of the industry which was also one of the project goals. Furthermore, the industrial partners have identified several challenges they have in common where it would be beneficial to collaborate to find the best solutions.

Planned approach and implementation

The decision to divide the project in company specific cases with full transparency was successful and beneficial for the companies in the project. The case that one of the companies after a severe hacker attack on their data system were not able to contribute and be present during the last part of the project was unfortunate but was compensated by an increased commitment from the other project partners. The fact that the project partners unanimously found that the cooperation should continue in one form or another is the best proof that the project has generated benefits for the industry.

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Last updated 14 April 2020

Reference number 2017-04777

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