Visual Production development and and operation of complex manufacturing systems
|GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB - Volvo Aero Aktiebolag
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 2 375 000
|January 2011 - December 2013
Purpose and goal
The project aimed to increase efficiency in the development of complex production systems, which is achieved. The goal has been to use existing technologies for visualization and to create a systematic approach. By using such technologies, experts in production development projects have a better support during discussions and decision-making.
Results and expected effects
The project has demonstrated the potential for 3D laser scanning as a method to create detailed and photorealistic virtual factory models. The uses for such models are numerous, where the focus has mainly been on layout planning of factories. The use of realistic models has shown that more people can understand the information and serve as a good support for discussion where different solutions can be evaluated. This leads to that more problems can be detected and solved earlier in the development phase, which saves both time and money.
Approach and implementation
The starting point has been to find and use new technologies for visualization within production development. Three industrial case studies have been conducted, which creates the basis for the results. These studies have evaluated how 3D laser scanning can contribute to the visualization of factory environments in different contexts. To view and analyze alternative solutions within the production area, the scanned model was modified and supplemented by CAD models and simulation.