At Chalmers University of Technology there are a number of centres, national competence centres as well as other centres which cooperate across traditional departmental boundaries. Here are some of the centers together with national and international cooperation initiatives that the department is involved in:
Centres established by Chalmers
Centre for Additive Manufacture – Metal (CAM2)
CAM2 is a Vinnova funded competence centre focusing on research for the development of materials and processes for additive manufacturing (3D printing) of advanced metallic components. The centre is a consortium of 22 companies and five research actors.
Centre for Metal Cutting Research (MCR)
MCR is a competence center for metal processing, mainly in three areas: processing technology, materials and surface technology and materials mechanics. The centre acts as an "industry processing technology research laboratory" and coordinates companies in joint research projects, disseminates information and organizes education.
Wingquist Laboratory is an internationally competitive competence centre for
multidisciplinary research within the field of digital product realization. The lab envisions a fully digital product realization process, where complex, mechanical, assembled products and their production systems are developed and verified together, without need for physical prototypes or testing.
Centres established by the department
Since collaborative efforts are crucial to the department, several other research centres have been established.
SCeNDT - Scientific Centre of Non-Destructive Testing
The idea of SCeNDT is to convert theoretical knowledge into applicable tools (e.g. simulation software) that can be used by people with mainly practical skills and experience within the NDT area. SCeNDT is composed of the research group Advanced NDT at the Department of industrial and materials science and complementary competences in present projects.
Squeak & Rattle Competence Arena
The competence arena develops methods, tools and processes for virtual and physical verification of squeak and rattle in order to enhance industry and academia within the area.
Optimization Competence Arena
The purpose of this arena is to develop skills, methods, tools and processes for optimization driven development.
National networks and collaborations
Our researchers are also active in national and international scientific networks and organizations.
VEC - Virtual Ergonomics Centre
VEC is a research network in Sweden. They are doing research about simulation and visualisation of ergonomics.
Product Development Academy (PDA)
The PDA is a joint effort where professors representing Swedish Product Development academia want to enhance product development capabilities for manufacturing industries, both in research and in education
Produktionsakademien (in Swedish)
The Production Academy consists of professors, researchers, teachers, graduate students and industry PhDs operating in Sweden.
MANUFUTURE-SE is a neutral platform linking Swedish stakeholders in production. The Swedish national technology platform is connected to the European technology platform MANUFUTURE.