Guest: Professor Björn Johansson, Chalmers.
“The digital factory
is our laboratory… [whose] data comes from the real world”.
episode, Professor Björn Johansson talks about virtual production and digital
twins, and shares with us how digital tools (for instance, 3D imaging, discrete
event simulation) can help improve the sustainability performance of factories.
Björn’s research group aims at improving productivity and the circular-economy
performance in not only automotive and aerospace, but also in the maritime,
textile and electronics industry. Björn also discussed utilization strategies
in research (publishing or patenting?), and the open collaboration pattern between
research and academia in Sweden. Björn also remarked how awareness of the
production system’s performance and behaviour leads to smarter decisions for
sustainability. Answering the tricky question about the huge number of jobs’
displacement because of AI, Björn shares his positive outlook about the future,
when industrial performance are optimized, people have new types of jobs and
more time for leisure.
Podcast Episode 3
Read more about:
Johansson, Professor of Sustainable Production at the
Department of Industrial and Materials Science at Chalm
- Ecoprodigi, a flagship project to foster eco-efficiency in the Baltic Sea region
maritime sector through digital solutions in vessel’s design and ship
4.0, an EU project that aims at developing and testing
models for data-driven Factory 4.0 through ten lighthouse factories.
of Sustainable Manufacturing in Industry 4.0 by T.
Stock and G. Seliger, Procedia CIRP, Volume 40, 2016.