Guests: Daniel Nåfors and Maja Bärring, PhD students, Productions Systems, Chalmers.
Why are we PhD students?
"I wanted to impact on
the upcoming development of Industry 4.0” (Maja Bärring)
“I wanted to make
things better all the time” (Daniel Nåfors)
This is a
special episode, because Maja Bärring
and Daniel Nåfors
are the first PhD students who have been interviewed in Digitalk Pod. Maja’s
research focuses on understanding the value of data brought by digital
technologies in production, such as the 5G and blockchain, whereas Daniel’s
research focuses on supporting layout planning in factories via 3D laser
scanner technology applied to virtual reality.
Daniel and Maja started by telling
why they left their former thriving employer companies (Maja worked at Siemens
and Daniel worked at Volvo Trucks) to become PhD students. The driving force
was the possibility to understand complex phenomena and thanks to such an
understanding, a contribution to innovate production systems more rapidly.
Then, Daniel and Maja illustrated the
key activities of and findings from the research project which contributed to
their education the most.
the 5GEM (5G-enabled
manufacturing) project was key. This project generated in SKF five pilots that
demonstrate the use of advanced and mobile communication provided by the 5G
network. Ericsson assisted with his telecommunications capabilities. A specific
challenge was using the data in standardized and interoperable format when
connecting machines, products and humans’ activities in the shop floor.
the key project was 3D
silver. The project provided the decision makers in the manufacturing
industry with the technology enabled by point cloud data, 3D imaging, to
facilitate layout planning with the highest accuracy possible and therefore
avoiding costly mistakes.
Podcast Episode 5
Maja’s and Daniel’s publications:
Bärring, C. Lundgren, M. Åkerman, B. Johansson, J. Stahre, U. Engström, and M.
Friis. ”5G Enabled
Manufacturing Evaluation for Data-Driven Decision-Making”. Procedia CIRP 2018.
Volume 72, pp. 266-271, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.169.Dsda
Nåfors, E. Lindskog, J. Berglund, L. Gong, B. Johansson and J. Vallhagen,
"Realistic virtual models for factory layout planning," 2017 Winter
Simulation Conference (WSC), Las Vegas, NV, 2017, pp. 3976-3987. doi: 10.1109/WSC.2017.8248107