News: Centres Wingquist Labhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterNews related to Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 17 Jan 2020 15:53:55 +0100http://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Goran-Wallbergsstipendium-till-Maria-Siiskonen.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Goran-Wallbergsstipendium-till-Maria-Siiskonen.aspxGöran Wallberg Grant to Maria Siiskonen<p><b>​​
Congratulations to Maria Siiskonen, who was awarded a grant of SEK 50,000 from the Chalmers Foundation and Göran Wallberg&#39;s Memorial Fund in 2019, which will give funding for a four-month stay in Copenhagen, Denmark.</b></p><br /><div>
The Chalmers alum Göran Wallberg (VV-45) generously donated 2 million with the aim of helping students and younger researchers to gain international experience during their studies. The grant covers the areas of ICT (Information and Communication Technology), Production Technology and Environmental Technology.
</div> <div>&quot;It's a very nice Christmas present,&quot; says Maria Siiskonen, PhD student at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers. “I will use the grant for a research stay at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, to learn more about adaptable manufacturing systems for personalized medicines.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>
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</strong></div> <div>Maria Siiskonen's previous research has focused on product design and how different functionalities can be incorporated into medicines, for example in tablets. It makes it possible to adapt the medicine to the needs of the individual patient and thus optimize patients' treatments against a number of different diseases. 
</div> <div>A consequence from product customization is the accelerating number of product variants and previous studies indicate that current pharmaceutical production systems are not flexible enough to enable production of customized product in an economically feasible manner.
 </div> <div>“I want to take a closer look at how the production systems for individualized medicines to find how they should be designed, both from an economic and sustainable perspective. My focus will be on the adaptability and flexibility of the systems to meet the demand for patient-adapted product variants.”

 </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Strong research at DTU attracts
</strong></div> <div>Maria explains that DTU's research group has a good reputation in the research area, in terms of the field of product customization and strategic approaches to product portfolio design.</div> <div>“Being here for a couple of months, will give me excellent opportunities to get a first-hand insight into their methods, discover new tools and hopefully get optimized product development methods to bring home with me. I think this will be an excellent opportunity to develop as a researcher”, concludes Maria.

</div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700"><a href="https://research.chalmers.se/en/person/?cid=simaria" target="_blank" title="link to new webpage"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more of Maria Siiskonens research​</a></span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><em>Text: Carina Schultz / Maria Siiskonen
</em></div> <div><em>Photo: Carina Schultz</em></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div>Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Perceived Quality of Cars.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Perceived%20Quality%20of%20Cars.aspxPerceived Quality of Cars<p><b>​Kostas Stylidis, Product Development​ IMS, defends his doctoral thesis &quot;Perceived Quality of Cars. A Novel Framework and Evaluation Methodology.&quot; on February 6, 2020. Opponent: Prof. Thomas J. Howard, Centre for Technology Entrepreneurship, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark Examiner: Prof. Rikard Söderberg IMS ​​</b></p><strong>Popular description</strong><div><div><div>Average consumer sees a car’s quality as a fancy mixture of a reliability, performance, design, aesthetics, and own previous experiences, unlike as a combination of mechanical parts, software pieces, advanced materials, cutting-edge manufacturing processes, with technical knowledge, skills and high production volumes – all ingredients involved into the modern car creation. Quite often, “humans do not see and act on the physical qualities of things, but on what they mean to them.” Closing the door of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine produces signature sound with a vault-like thunk, making us react by generating multisensory images within ourselves. Handling certain premium quality wood panels gives a more sophisticated tactile impression than with a cheap plastic. The first olfaction, when entering a new Cadillac vehicle, creates a feeling of luxury, very different from that in a used car sold by a nearby car dealer shop.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>As one can see, understanding human’s perception of quality is a big challenge for researchers and practitioners. “What product features require the most attention for successful car design?” – The question engineers and designers need to answer under the pressure of shrinking product development time, a boost of available technologies, and financial limitations. Not to mention, the answer is expected to be given in numbers to sustain a fierce competition in the automotive industry. In that case, if a car manufacturing company wants to secure the ability to meet the consumer’s expectations, there is a need to control the perceived quality. Easy to say, hard to do.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Perceived quality is a complex, multifaceted adaptive system - a system where a human is the main agent. Therefore, many perceived quality attributes are difficult to define explicitly. This fact creates a “wicked problem” for any car manufacturer. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>To confront the problem, we need to name it. For this reason, the perceived quality in engineering science has been defined and structured as the Perceived Quality Framework (PQF), in the form of a two-dimensional typology: (i) Technical Perceived Quality (TPQ), encompassing intrinsic attributes - everything that is part of a product and can be controlled by design and/or engineering specifications; (ii) Value-based Perceived Quality (VPQ), including extrinsic attributes - such as brand image, brand heritage, affective consumer judgments, design, hedonic or social values, the impact from other global attributes, advertising, and marketing promotion techniques. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The perceived quality domain is a place where the product meaning, form, sensorial properties, and their execution intersect with human experience. Such an experience is driven by the interplay between product quality and its context. The ultimate goal is to find the trade-off between perceived quality elements. This resulted in the creation of the Perceived Quality Attributes Importance Ranking (PQAIR) method. The novel methodology was created to assist the engineer or designer in the decision-making process regarding the relative importance of perceived quality attributes for the final product. The PQAIR method illuminates the interplay between technical characteristics of the product and customer perceptions. The successful implementation of the method can help find an answer to the question, “What makes you, as a consumer, to fall in love with a specific car?” This is, after all, a very “expensive” question. Billion-dollar decisions in the automotive industry often rely on predictions and assumptions about how a customer will perceive and evaluate such a complex product as a car. The ontology of PQF and its principles shifts the perceived quality evaluation processes towards the objective and reproducible side. </div></div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div>Keywords: perceived quality, automotive, product development, product quality, premium, luxury,</div> <div>knowledge management, design, aesthetics, engineering;</div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://research.chalmers.se/en/publication/514275"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read the thesis</a></div> <div><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/kostas-stylidis/"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Kostas Stylidis on LinkedIn</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><strong>Public defence</strong></div> <div>2020-02-06 09:00</div> <div>Virtual Development Laboratory (VDL), Chalmers Tvärgata 4C, Johanneberg Campus, Gothenburg</div></div> <div><br /></div> ​Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/production/news/Pages/ICED-conference-to-Chalmers.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/production/news/Pages/ICED-conference-to-Chalmers.aspx​World-leading product development conference to Chalmers<p><b>​In August 2021, Chalmers University of Technology will host the world&#39;s largest scientific conference in product development, the 2021 International Conference of Engineering Design (ICED21).</b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial">The first ICED conference took place in Rome in 1983. Since then, the ICED conference has been held every two years at leading technical universities around the world. The 2021 conference is expected to have 600 participants.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>The theme for ICED21 is <strong>Design in motion - embracing changes in society</strong>. <span style="background-color:initial">It will cover a wide range of areas, for example how to live in a world where societal challenges and technological advancements fundamentally alter the conditions for designers and product developers. The economy is turning circular and products are being designed to be sustainable, connected and intelligent.</span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Production/220x285-Ola-Isaksson-portrait.jpg" alt="A portrait of a man, named Ola Isaksson" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px 15px" />&quot;The way we produce and use energy and information radically change both our products and our means to design our products,&quot; says Professor Ola Isaksson (portrait), professor of product development at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science. <span style="background-color:initial">&quot;Adapting products to social and health development, highlights the importance of design for human well-being. As such we design “solutions” rather than “products”, and in many ways, Design is in motion.&quot; </span></div> <div><br /></div> <div>At the conference, researchers and practicing engineers will discuss how technical and social challenges such as circular economy, automation and sustainable energy production place new demands and provide new opportunities for product developers. New solutions for the transport and health sectors will be in focus.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>A proof of excellence </strong></div> <div>Professor Ola Isaksson chairs the Organizing Committee conference: </div> <div>“We are incredibly pleased that the <a href="https://www.designsociety.org/" title="link to Design Society">Design Society​</a> has chosen Chalmers as organizer for ICED21. It is a confirmation that Chalmers product development research is internationally leading, and that Gothenburg is well known as an high-tech industrial cluster characterized by intensive collaboration between the university and industry.&quot;</div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>For more information</strong></div> <div>Professor <a href="mailto:ola.isaksson@chalmers.se">Ola Isaksson</a>, Chair, tel +46 31 772 82 02 or</div> <p class="chalmersElement-P">PhD <a href="mailto:massimo.panarotto@chalmers.se">Massimo Panarotto</a><span>, </span><span>tel +46 31 </span><span>772 67 85​</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><br /></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><b>Date: </b>16–20 August, 2021</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><b>Location:</b> </span><span style="background-color:initial">Swedish Exhibition &amp; Congress Centre​, Gothenburg, Sweden</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="http://www.iced21.org/" target="_blank" title="link to conference web"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />ICED21 web</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNZ2zFXz3x0&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank" title="link to film"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />See ICED21 presentation film​</a></p> <div><br /></div>Wed, 04 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/The-European-Group-of-Research-in-Tolerancing-meet-in-Gothenburg.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/The-European-Group-of-Research-in-Tolerancing-meet-in-Gothenburg.aspxEuropean top scientists met in Gothenburg<p><b>​​In 18-19th June, the 3rd Seminar of the European Group of Research in Tolerancing (E-GRT) was held at Chalmers University of Technology with Wingquist Laboratory as organizer. On site were nearly 30 of the leading European tolerancing researchers from France, Germany, Denmark, Italy and Sweden.</b></p><div>​<span style="background-color:initial">The European Group of Research in Tolerance (E-GRT) consists of the French Group of Research in Tolerance (GRT), Wingquist Laboratory at Chalmers University, the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Polytechnico of Milan and the Chair of Engineering Design of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.</span></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>The first E-GRT seminar was held in Erlangen 2015, followed by a second seminar in Metz 2017.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>During the seminar, young PhD students and researchers in the field of tolerance and geometric variation management, get the opportunity to present and discuss new ideas and approaches. Senior researcher will contribute to intensive discussions at their specific experience.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>From Additive Manufacturing to Perceived Quality</strong></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>This year's program was divided into five sessions: Additive Manufacturing, Digital Twins, Robust Design, Tolerance Analysis and Perceived Quality.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Some examples among the presentations: <em>Hallman, Schleich and Wartzack</em> proposed a novel approach for the process-oriented &quot;Statistical Tolerance Analysis of Additively Manufactured Non-Assembly Mechanisms&quot; and the use of appropriate meta-models.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><em>Zhu, Ferreira, Anwer and Mathieu, ENS Paris-Saclay</em> talked about &quot;Data-driven Skin Model Shapes for Additive Manufacturing&quot; which strives to streamline modeling to avoid geometric deviations.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Other AM-related tolerance issues were highlighted when researchers from <em>Bordeaux</em> and <em>Grenoble</em> talked about geometrical defects occurring in EBM (Electron Beam Melting) and SLM (Selektive Laser Melting) overhang parts.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Chalmers University of Technology and Wingquist Laboratory presented papers within geometrical assurance. One example was <em>Aderiani, Wärmefjord and Söderberg</em> on “Selective Assembly and Individualized Locator Adjustments in Improving Geometrical Quality of Assemblies” which presents new methods and tools to develop the application and study of two techniques in compliant assemblies, particularly sheet metals. </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><em>(Scroll down for full list of presentations)</em></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Simulation and Digital twins - hot future topics </strong></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>The day ended with a summary of the director Rikard Söderberg, and co-director Kristina Wärmefjord, where the results of a survey was presented. It concluded that <em>Simulation</em> and <em>Digital twins</em> are the two most important areas in future development for both industrial and academic societies, regarding tolerancing. The survey also found that group together held almost 300 years of competence within tolerancing!</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Upcoming events</strong></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Nabil Anwer, ENS Paris-Sanclay, reminded the audience of some upcoming conferences:</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong style="background-color:initial"><br /></strong></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong style="background-color:initial">6-8 May, 2020</strong><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>CIRP Design 2020</strong> with conference theme “Enhancing design through the 4th revolution thinking”, Kruger national Park, South Africa</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong style="background-color:initial"><br /></strong></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong style="background-color:initial">15-17 June, 2020</strong><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>The 16th CIRP CAT Conference</strong>, with conference theme “Opportunities and constraints in the standardization of geometrical product specifications”, Charlotte NC, USA</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Nabil Anwer ended with an early save-the-date for <strong>CIRP CAT 2022</strong>, that will be held in Metz, France.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><em><br /></em></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><em>Text: Carina Schultz</em></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><em>Photos: Carina Schultz, </em><span style="background-color:initial"><em>Abolfazl Rezaei Aderiani and Marcus Folino</em></span></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Wingquist%20laboratory/rikard-750x422.jpg" alt="Man standing with papers in hands in front of people" style="margin:5px;width:675px;height:377px" /><br />Professor Rikard Söderberg, director for Wingquist Laboratory, held the closing session.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Wingquist%20laboratory/Kostas%20750x422.jpg" alt="Man standing with raised nads explaning a picture" style="margin:5px;width:675px;height:377px" /> </div> <div> </div> <div>  <span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);background-color:initial">Kostas Stylidis​ presented &quot;</span><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);background-color:initial">Perceived Quality in the Age of Industry 4.0&quot;</span></div> <div> </div> <div><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div> </div> <div><div><span></span><span style="background-color:initial"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Wingquist%20laboratory/abolfazl-675x380.jpg" alt="Man in front of people" style="margin:5px" /></span> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span> &quot;</span><span><em>Selective Assembly and Individualized Locator Adjustments in Improving Geometrical Quality of Assemblies&quot; was </em></span><span style="background-color:initial"><em>the </em></span><em style="background-color:initial">title of </em><em style="background-color:initial">Abolfazl Rezaei Aderianis presentation.</em></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span></span></p></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p 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chart " style="width:675px;height:380px" /> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> Kristina Wärmefjord presented the results from the survey among the researchers at the conference.</p> <p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Wingquist%20laboratory/nabil-750x422.jpg" alt="Man standing in front of power point" style="width:675px;height:380px" /> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> <span>Nabil Anwer, Professor at ENS Paris-Sanclay​, reminded the audience about upcoming conferences.</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p></div> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /><br /></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <div> 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One of the goals is increased sustainability, primarily through utilising opportunities in recycling, new materials and new technologies, including digitalisation.​</b></p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Production/300x384-ikeaflaggor.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px 15px;width:275px;height:354px" /><span style="background-color:initial">The agreement lays the groundwork for broad collaboration within research, which is now being built up gradually. Chalmers and Ikea Ikea both have the opportunity to utilise each other’s physical environments for research and innovation. Chalmers will also continue to provide training for Ikea co-workers and give them opportunities for closer contact with students.</span><div><br />“I am really happy about this and see many exciting opportunities. Not least, that we can mobilise research from various subject areas around the challenges Ikea is facing. This is a long-term and broad agreement, like those we have in place already with some 15 other companies. It clearly indicates that Ikea should be perceived as a company building on increasing engineering capabilities, with good career opportunities for students from many different programmes,” says Stefan Bengtsson, Chalmers President and CEO.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>From Chalmers' side, the Production Area of Advance acts as the host for the collaboration, and the contact for both Ikea and Chalmers. Managing the planet's resources through production, and utilising those resources in as long-sighted and smart a way as possible, is of great importance for Ikea.</div> <div>“We want to disconnect from the old saying that sustainability has to cost more. If we are really to turn society in the right direction, we must ensure that sustainable solutions are implemented and produced at low cost, so they can be available to many people,” says Jeanette Skjelmose, Deputy Managing Director of Ikea Range and Supply.</div> <div>Increased utilisation of big data, machine learning, and AI are areas that can be further discussed, as well as digital tools in product development. Other areas of interest are bio-based plastics and recycling of residual production material.</div> <div>“I really look forward to working with Chalmers. I think we can learn from each other and be able to explore and develop new opportunities within new materials and technologies. The possibility to improve the competence of our employees and attract new talents through our collaboration is also an expectation,” says Jeanette Skjelmose.​</div> <div></div> <div><div><em><br /></em></div> <div><em>Text: Christian Borg / Carina Schultz</em></div> <div><em>Photos: Carina Schultz</em></div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Production/750x440-arbetsgrupp-ikea.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:680px;height:398px" /><br /><br /></div> <div><em>On site at Älmhult, from left: Ruth Woie Svensson, Anders Wennberg, Susanne Waidzunas (Ikea), Malin Cullin (Ikea), Ulrika Lundqvist, Stefan Bengtsson, Jeanette Skjelmose (Ikea), Lars Nyborg, Ulrika Rosling (Ikea) and Na Lin (Ikea).</em><br /></div> <div><br /></div> ​Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2/news/Pages/Smoother-movements-reduce-power-peaks.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2/news/Pages/Smoother-movements-reduce-power-peaks.aspxSmoother movements reduce power peaks<p><b>​By programming industrial robots to operate more smoothly, and thus avoiding heavy accelerations and decelerations, energy consumption as well as power peaks can be significantly reduced. Based on these results, researchers are now taking a step further to investigate how other production equipment containing moving devices can be optimized.</b></p>​D<span style="background-color:initial">esigning optimal processes, while considering energy and environmental aspects, is becoming an increasingly important concern for the manufacturing industry. In the long run, it provides a competitive edge in terms of reduced production costs and a stronger sustainability profile.</span><div><br /></div> <div>Since several years, the research group Automation at Chalmers University of Technology has collaborated with the automotive industry to reduce energy consumption in robotic systems used in manufacturing processes. The industrial robots are energy-intensive. For example, in automotive bodywork factories the robots' consumption amounts to about half of the total energy used in production.<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Nyheter/Mjukare%20rörelser%20kapar%20effekttoppar/Bengt-Lennartsson_250px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /></div> <div><div><strong>Lower energy demand and no production loss</strong></div> <div>”Our results show that the energy consumption can be reduced by 20-25 percent when industrial robots operate with smoother movements and avoid unnecessary starts and stops”, says Bengt Lennartson, Professor of Automation at the Department of Electrical Engineering. “And this without reducing the pace of production.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The reduction is even greater when it comes to the robots´ power demands – the power peaks can be decreased by as much as 60 percent. As the powerconsuming accelerations are greatly reduced, in favour of a more balanced mode of driving, not as large momentary power demands occur. This also has a positive impact on the life-span of the components.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“The power demand being reduced to such high extent is a positive side effect of the energy saving we initially intended to achieve. So far, the power balance in the Swedish energy system has been good, but in the future, if the country is facing a situation where power shortage may occur, it will be expensive for industries whose electricity consumption is characterized by high power peaks.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Bringing the method forward</strong></div> <div>“Our method for optimizing the robots has proved to be both simple and efficient,” says Bengt Lennartson. “The optimization never changes the robot’s operation path, only the speed and sequence. We collect data from the real robot and process it in an optimization program. The result is improved control instructions that are directly fed back to the robot.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The research group has now started to apply their method in other fields of engineering as well, where there are moving and energy-intensive systems. This could include automated guided vehicles, conveyor systems and numerically controlled machining tools.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>The production system of the future</strong></div> <div>The research on energy efficiency conducted by the Automation research group is a good example of computer-driven optimization methods. This type of optimization, combined with artificial intelligence, AI, is about to make its entry into industrial production to form what is known as Intelligent Manufacturing. It is about smart machines and connected manufacturing systems that interact and communicate with each other.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“Not least in China, there is a great interest in intelligent and sustainable production systems,” says Bengt Lennartson, who recently has participated as invited speaker in several research conferences on this topic. “Sweden is often mentioned as a good example of how sustainable and energy efficient manufacturing systems can be designed, and I agree that it really is our strength.</div></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text: Yvonne Jonsson</div> <div>Photo: Malin Ulfvarson and Oscar Mattsson</div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><strong>More about the research</strong></div> <div><a href="/en/departments/e2/news/Pages/Smooth-robot-movements-reduce-energy.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Smooth robot movements reduce energy consumption by up to 40 percent</a></div> <div><a href="/en/projects/Pages/Automation-and-Robotics-for-EUropean-Sustainabile-manufacturing.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Automation and Robotics for EUropean Sustainabile manufacturing (AREUS</a>)</div> <div><a href="/en/projects/Pages/Sustainable-motions---SmoothIT.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Sustainable motions, SmoothIT</a></div> <div><a href="/en/projects/Pages/ITEA3Q-Smart-Prognos-av-EnergianvQndning-med-resursfQrdelningQ.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Smart prognos av energianvändning med resursfördelning, SPEAR​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>For more information, please contact:</strong></div> <div>Bengt Lennartson, Professor of Automation, Head of Division System and Control, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden</div> <div>+46 31-772 37 22,<a href="mailto:%20bengt.lennartson@chalmers.se"> bengt.lennartson@chalmers.se</a></div></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Nyheter/Mjukare%20rörelser%20kapar%20effekttoppar/Energy-robot_power_consumption_500px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="Power consumption industrial robot" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">​</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Reducing power peaks through minimizing accelerations in the robot movements.</span><span style="background-color:initial">​</span><br /></div>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/The-future-of-research-in-design-processes---report.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/The-future-of-research-in-design-processes---report.aspxThe future of research in design processes - Cambrigde report<p><b>The MMEP SIG workshop on modelling and management of engineering processes gathered participants from universities across Europe, working with research on design processes. Professor Ola Isaksson and Massimo Panarotto (senior researcher) from Systems Engineering Design Research Group​, Chalmers University of Technology were on site and here is their report:</b></p>​“Industry see the value of improving the design process […] we see the same trend in production and software development, where industry is measuring the quality of the process to assess the quality of the outcome”.<div></div> <div>This is one of the reflections made by him and other participants of the <a href="https://www.designsociety.org/ds_group/12/Modelling+and+Management+of+Engineering+Processes">MMEP SIG workshop ​</a>held at the Engineering Design Centre at University of <span style="background-color:initial">Cambridge</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">the 5-6 November 2018 and </span><span style="background-color:initial">organized by the <a href="https://www.designsociety.org/">Design Society​</a>.</span><span style="background-color:initial"> Chalmers was present with the </span><a href="/en/departments/ims/research/product-development/Pages/systems-engineering-design.aspx">Systems Engineering Design Research Group</a><span style="background-color:initial">. ​</span></div> <span></span><div></div> <div><span></span><div><div><span style="background-color:initial">There is a growing industrial interest to reduce development lead times and making better decisions - in a business environment that is bringing in new digital, electrical and autonomous technologies at a rapid pace. There is an increased interest on improving the design process to ensure the ability of making better products. </span></div> <div>Despite this interest, the introduction of new methods and tools into industrial design practice is traditionally slow despite them being demonstrated as having a good impact when used. This, and other challenges facing research into management of engineering design processes was discussed.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Wingquist%20laboratory/notes-on-the-wall_700x598.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:680px;height:562px" /><br /><br /></strong><em>(Picture above) Issues and reflections were identified and clustered</em></div> <div><strong><br /></strong></div> <div><em></em><strong>What is the future (and the role) of academic research in design processes?</strong></div> <div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The MMEP workshop focused on these issues, with the purpose of promoting a bi-directional interest from universities and industry to develop and introduce together new design methods and tools. As input to the workshop was the results from a workshop at Chalmers in September, where industrialists met academics to discuss the needs of the future. </span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Issues were listed and clustered in order to make some preliminary observations, which will be further refined and published in a report.</span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Some of the preliminary takeaways from the workshop are:</strong></div> <div>1.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>The impact of the methods developed at universities is often as &quot;eye opener&quot;, rather than something directly implementable in an industrial environment.</div> <div>2.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>In cases where implementation works, it is often the result of very long and close collaboration between a research team and a specific company and/or in close association with, for example, a spin-off company. </div> <div>3.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>It is dangerous to expect doctoral students to produce scientific quality and at the same time to make an immediate industrial impact. This is difficult for PhD students who are at the same time learning on how to become independent researchers.   </div> <div>4.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>Universities can use their more free role (compared to industry) to focus on longer-term issues, and to develop methods with better scalability and durability, driven by stronger theoretical foundations - where industry must inevitably take shortcuts in their daily business instead</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Outside work, there was also time for some sightseeing. </div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Wingquist%20laboratory/700x910_Christs-college.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:25px 5px;width:680px;height:777px" /><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><em>(Picture above) Professor Ola Isaksson in front of Christ’s college, where Charles Darwin studied.</em></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>For more info, contact:</strong></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/staff/Pages/iola.aspx">Ola Isaksson</a></div> <div>Professor, Systems Engineering Design Research Group</div> <div>Dept. Industrial and Materials Science</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/massimo-panarotto.aspx%20massimo.panarotto@chalmers.se">Massimo Panarotto</a></div> <div>Senior Researcher, Systems Engineering Design Research Group</div> <div>Dept. Industrial and Materials Science</div> <div><br /></div></div></div> ​Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/Report-from-the-Epic-workshop.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/Report-from-the-Epic-workshop.aspxReport from the EPIC workshop on space electric propulsion<p><b>​​ With focus on Electric Propulsion Technologies, the 2018 EPIC Workshop took place in Westminster, London this October. The workshop, now on its third year, gathered around 80 delegates from across Europe, mostly from companies and European space organizations, such as ESA. Massimo Panarotto, senior researcher from Systems Engineering Design Research Group​, Chalmers University of Technology was on site and here is his report:</b></p>​<span style="background-color:initial"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Wingquist%20laboratory/Massimo_Panarotti_IMS_DSC02501_250x374.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px 10px;width:170px;height:255px" />“<a href="https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/What_is_Electric_propulsion">Electric propulsion</a> is a game changer”, this was the opening by Jose Gonzalez del Amo (European Space </span><span style="background-color:initial"><br />Agency – ESA) at the third <a href="http://epic-src.eu/workshop2018/"><span>EPIC</span> workshop</a>, held in London from the 15th to the 17th of October 2018. </span><div><br /></div> <div>For going to mars and beyond, we need more efficient means of transportation in space. For example, chemical propulsion (used to propel the space shuttle in 1969) is too costly and has the big disadvantage to consume a lot of propellant to reach long distances. Electric propulsion represents a promising alternative, since we can use much less propellant. Furthermore, we can make use of the only energy source available in the solar system: the sun.    </div> <div><br /></div> <div>At the same time, the space industry is in the middle of a transition. New actors such as <a href="http://www.oneweb.world/">OneWeb</a> are planning to launch thousands of satellites around the earth to provide low cost - yet fast - internet to the whole world. Electric propulsion is appealing for these business markets as well, since it can reduce costs tremendously.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Despite these good premises, electric propulsion still needs innovation and development to clearly become a competitive option for the space industry. EPIC (Electric Propulsion Innovation and Competitiveness) has the objective to foster such innovations.   </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The EPIC Workshop started by giving updates from the projects funded by the European Commission through the <a href="http://epic-src.eu/strategic-research-cluster/">Horizon 2020 Space Strategic Research Cluster</a>. One of these is the <a href="https://www.cheops-h2020.eu/">CHEOPS project</a>, where the <a href="/en/departments/ims/research/product-development/Pages/systems-engineering-design.aspx">Systems Engineering Design Research Group</a> at Chalmers is actively involved, supporting nine industrial partners to analyze the cost and value of alternative architectures and technologies for electric propulsion.   </div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Wingquist%20laboratory/cheops_slied_750x340.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:680px;height:312px" /><br /><br /></div> <div><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/idris-habbassi-aa3874145/">Idris Habbassi</a> (photo above), <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/safran-aircraft-engines/">Safran Aircraft Engines</a> and project leader in CHEOPS, presenting the results of the project</div> <div>The workshop followed by very interesting panel discussions, focused on two recurring ‘hot topics’ for the electric propulsion community: </div> <div>1) electric propulsion technologies for small satellites and new markets and </div> <div>2) new strategies for electric propulsion qualification. </div> <div>The last day of the workshop focused on a number of exiting technical presentations.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The next EPIC workshop will be in 2019 in Noordwijk (The Netherlands), one of the ‘homes’ of the <a href="https://www.esa.int/ESA">European Space Agency (ESA)​</a>. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">FACTS CHEOPS</span></div> <div>The <em><strong>CHEOPS (Consortium for Hall Effect Orbital Propulsion System) </strong></em>project proposes to develop three different Hall Effect Thruster (HET) Electric Propulsion Systems (EPS), each with specific requirements leading to specific improvements at system and subsystem levels, in order to serve different application fields or orbits.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><span></span><span></span><div><span style="font-weight:700">Chalmers role in CHEOPS:</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Chalmers is involved in Cheops in Work Package 2 (WP2- “Strategies for value creation and cost reduction”) and targets objectives #5 and #6 of CHEOPS </span><br /></div> <div><ul><li>Such objectives state the target to reduce cost of solutions by at least 30% compared to existing solution. <br /></li> <li>However, all technologies and concepts to be demonstrated in CHEOPS are also intended to provide performance enhancements, and in several cases also new functionalities. <br /></li> <li>The comparison with existing concepts is therefore not straightforward, since CHEOPS is not only a cost reduction initiative. <br /></li> <li>The need for a cost and value modelling strategy that acknowledges the enhancements and changes of the produ<span style="background-color:initial">ct compared to current generation technologies is therefore clear.​</span></li></ul></div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://lnkd.in/eXZa96z" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />More about the CHEOPS project</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">For more info, contact:</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/massimo-panarotto.aspx">Massimo Panarotto</a></span><br /></div> <div><a href="mailto:massimo.panarotto@chalmers.se">massimo.panarotto@chalmers.se​</a><br /></div> <div>Senior Researcher, Systems Engineering Design Research Group</div> <div><span>Dept. Industrial and Materials Science <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /></div> <div>Theme leader <a href="/en/centres/wingquist/research/research-themes/Pages/platform-based-development.aspx">Product Development 4.0</a> at Wingquist Laboratory</div> <div>​<br /></div> ​Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:30:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Minister-for-EU-Affairs-and-Trade-on-visit-at-Chalmers.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Minister-for-EU-Affairs-and-Trade-on-visit-at-Chalmers.aspxMinister for EU Affairs and Trade on visit at Chalmers<p><b>​In conjunction with the installation lecture on 4 September, Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, visited the department for a brief presentation of the new cooperation with Airbus and the researchers at the Division of Material and Computational Mechanics.</b></p>​“I'm very proud that my cousin, Peter Linde, has been appointed adjunct professor at Chalmers. There are major societal challenges where research collaboration with industry is important. Since Sweden has the ambition to become the world's first fossil-free welfare state, it requires development in many areas. The research on lightweight materials and lower fuel consumption is an example.”<br /><br />What issues are relevant now, given the situation in the outside world?
<br /><br />&quot;The worst threat right now is whether we enter a trade war. Sweden is very dependent on exports and about half of our GDP come from exports. In addition, 70% of the export go to the EU's internal market, so when Britain leaves, it becomes an extremely difficult challenge for Sweden. For example, the UK is our largest exporting country for services. And cooperation between universities and industries will also be complicated.”

<br /><br />&quot;What I've heard about today has been incredibly exciting. I hope I get the opportunity to visit Chalmers again, Ann Linde concludes.<br /><br /><em>Text and photo: Carina Schultz</em><br />Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/rikard-soderberg-fellow-cirp.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/rikard-soderberg-fellow-cirp.aspxProfessor honorable appointed to CIRP Fellow<p><b>​Professor Rikard Söderberg has been appointed as Fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering, CIRP. The selection is based on a long and rigorous process that guarantees the highest possible academic standard.</b></p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Recently, the members of <a href="https://www.cirp.net/">CIRP, the International Academy of Production Engineering</a>, gathered for a meeting in Japan. At the meeting, <a href="/en/staff/Pages/rikard-soderberg.aspx" title="Link to profile page ">Professor Rikard Söderberg</a>, Head of <a href="/en/departments/ims/Pages/default.aspx" title="Link to department">Department of Industrial and Materials Science</a> and Director of the <a href="/en/centres/wingquist/Pages/default.aspx">Wingquist Laboratory</a>, was appointed as a Fellow in the organization.</span><div><br /></div> <div>&quot;It feels extremely honorable to be nominated and elected as a Fellow in CIRP,&quot; says Rikard Söderberg. &quot;It is an acknowledgment of the research that I and my research team conduct in the field of geometry assurance and robust design.&quot;</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Rikard Söderberg is a professor in product and production development and with his research he focuses on minimizing the effect of geometric variation. It includes areas such as industrial design, visualization, robust design, statistical variation simulation, optimization, assembly modeling and analysis, measurement preparation and analysis of measurement data.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>CIRP is a world-leading organization in production engineering research and is at the forefront of design, optimization, control and handling of processes, machines and systems. More and more of the business's attention is focused on challenges such as sustainable production, the environmental impact of new technology and manufacturing aspects of globalization. The Academy has limited membership based on demonstrated excellence in research and has about 600 academic and industrial members from 50 industrialized countries. Fellows are internationally recognized scientists chosen to be members of CIRP for life.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The nomination of Rikard Söderberg was supported by Professor Torsten Kjellberg of KTH, Professor Hoda ElMaraghy ​​of University of Windsor in Canada, Professor Luc Mathieu of École Normal Supérieure Paris-Saclay in France and Professor Eric Lutters of the University of Twente in the Netherlands.​</div> ​Wed, 05 Sep 2018 16:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Digital-twins-ensure-quality-and-lower-costs.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Digital-twins-ensure-quality-and-lower-costs.aspxDigital twins ensure quality and lower costs<p><b>​No one can have escaped the digitalization wave currently under way. There are high expectations in the industry to become more streamlined using big data and data analysis. In a new Vinnova-funded project, DigiGeo, will Professor Söderberg and his research team enhance digital twins for geometry assurance .</b></p><div>​<img src="/en/departments/ims/PublishingImages/Rikard-Söderberg_170x220.png" alt="Professor-Rikard-Soderberg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px 15px" /><span>Even the use of simulations has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. The models have become more accurate, the algorithms faster and the computers are more powerful.<span style="display:inline-block"><br /></span></span><br /><span>-    <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>We have been heavily focused on simulation and optimization for many years and are of course, very pleased with Vinnova's financing of the project “Digital Twin for Geometry Assured Production” (DigiGeo). The funding makes it possible to increase the use of simulation to mirror and control proce<span><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></span>sses in real t<span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span>ime, such as digital twins, says <a href="/en/staff/Pages/rikard-soderberg.aspx">Rikard Söderberg</a>, Professor of Product and Production Development, and continues:</div> <div>-    We hope to be able to use the method in early development phases to simulate and visualize the<span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span> effects of geometric variation.<br /><span><span><span></span></span></span></div> <div>A digital twin is an online virtual copy of a real product or process. It can have different purposes and is therefore supplied with various real-time data. The digital twin is connected wirelessly to databases and physical devices and is predicted to be common in future production systems.</div> <div>At the same time, the development of simulation models for geometry assurance has been going<span><span></span></span> on for many years. It has gone from simpler simulation where details have been assumed rigid, to more advanced finite element (FEM) based simulations.</div> <div>-    The work of recent years has been aimed at driving simulation models for non-rigid geometry as digital twins in the future. It could mean an ability to control both the production process and product development in a more efficient way, says Professor Söderberg.<br /></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Faster algoritms demands</h5> <p class="chalmersElement-P">However, in order to fully exploit the simulation models for geometry assurance as digital twins - both in production and in early stages of development - it is necessary to develop further. The project is therefore divided into three parts: <span></span></p> <div>The first part project focuses on better material models and finding faster algorithms for real-time use. This means refinement of the digital twin to handle more advanced material properties as multi-material solutions, i.e. solutions in which different materials are used in the same subassembly or the same component. Residual stresses, depending, for example welding details, also affects the geometrical deviation and variation and must therefore also be included in the simulations.</div> <div>-    This means more complex and demanding calculations. Therefore, we need to develop high-speed algorithms for real-time use, says Söderberg.<br /></div> <div><h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Visualization necessary for decisionmaking</h5> <div>To use the digital twin as a decision tool, you need to visualize the variation as realistic as possible. Therefore, in the second part of the project, you enhance the simulation models with Raytracing, 3D scanning / point clouds and digital environments.</div></div> <div>Raytracing means increased realism when visualizing manufacturing variation and can be used to support decision-making in the early stages. Scanning results as point clouds are currently used to measure and verify components and products with great accuracy. Point clouds can be used to compare variations in batch details, but the method requires faster and more efficient algorithms due to the large amount of data.</div> <div>Finally, there is a need for models of digital environments visualizing the impact of manufacturing variations on perceived quality.<br /></div> <div>-    To effectively visualize geometric variation, models are required, as well as design and data to be combined into scenarios that then are evaluated. If we manage to automatically generate those models, we would significantly rationalize the geometry insurance process. We benefit greatly from the research on visual evaluation conducted by the department within the research area Percieved Quality, says Rikard Söderberg.</div> <div>In the third and final subproject, a preliminary study of a digital information flow, a so-called “Digital Thread”, is being planned. It will predict how the future digital geometry assurance process might look.<br /></div> <div><h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Industrial co-operation and advanced mathematics</h5> <div>The DigiGeo project, which started at the beginning of the year, extends over two years and brings together academics, research centers and industry. </div></div> <div>-    We carry out this project in cooperation with Fraunhofer Chalmers Center, who has the required advanced competence in industrial mathematics for the development of algorithms, says Söderberg, and continues:</div> <div>-    The project would not be possible without collaboration with industry partners such as Volvo Cars, IKEA, GKN, VA Automotive and RD&amp;T Technology.<br /><br /><em>Text: Carina Schultz</em><br /><em>Photo: Shutterstock (large image) and Anna-Lena Lundqvist (portrait) </em></div> <div> <br /></div> <div><strong><a href="https://research.chalmers.se/en/project/?id=8173" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Digital Twin for Geometry Assured Production (DigiGeo)</a></strong></div> <div><strong>Project leader: </strong>Professor Rikard Söderberg, Department of Industrial and Materials Sciences</div> <div><strong>Project time: </strong>2018-2019</div> <div><strong>Financing: </strong>Vinnova / 5 MSEK<br /><br /><a href="/en/departments/ims/research/product-development/Pages/default.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about the Division of Product Development</a><br /><br /><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div>Mon, 21 May 2018 14:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/guest-Claudia-Eckert-jubilee-professor.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/guest-Claudia-Eckert-jubilee-professor.aspxThe importance of margins in product development<p><b>​Claudia Eckert, one of four Jubilee Professors at Chalmers University of Technology, focusses on engineering design. Recently she held a seminar on margins and the aspects of them in product development.</b></p><div>​ <style> p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;} .MsoChpDefault {font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;} @page WordSection1 {size:595.0pt 842.0pt;margin:70.85pt 70.85pt 70.85pt 70.85pt;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} </style> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P">Claudia Eckert, Professor of Design, from the Open University, UK, is a guest at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science during 2018. Professor Eckert's main focus of research has been engineering design, fashion design and in recent years also construction, which has led to a long-standing interest in comparisons between design domains. Her research aims to understand how the  design processes work, how they can be supported and what drives the differences between different processes around themes such as: engineering design, theoretical issues, creative processes, and design research methodology.</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">As a kickoff and meet-up with people involved in Wingquist Laboratory, she held a seminar on &quot;Margins as a key to managing engineering processes&quot;, based on research together with Volvo AB and GKN Aerospace Sweden. She took the audience through a discussion on what margins are, notions of margins across the design process, safety and design margins, and potential applications of margins.</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">One of her observations is that teams are not aware of the margins other have added, which can lead to a multiple adding of margins for the same reason but by different teams. This over-design is costly and margins are becoming a more critical issue, as optimisation is getting better.</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">- The notion of margins is an emerging interest in several Wingquist Laboratory research areas relating both to platform-based development and geometry assurance, says professor Ola Isaksson, host for the Jubilee Professor and research group leader for Systems Engineering Design within the center, and he continues:</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">- We are happy to have Professor Eckert as a guest at the department for three months this year. Her widespread network and collaboration with researchers globally, and her Jubilee Professorship will give an international research experience in the areas of design and product development.</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <a href="https://youtu.be/ggQ9wLgPkKo?t=2m51s" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Interview with Claudia Eckert (starting 2:50 in, about co-operation with Sweden)</a> <br /><p class="chalmersElement-P"> <br /></p> <div> </div> <p></p> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Wingquist%20laboratory/rikard-claudia-ola_700x317.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:690px;height:313px" /><br /><div>  </div> <div> </div> <p><em>Director Rikard Söderberg, together with Jubilee Professor Claudia Eckert, Open University UK and Ola Isaksson, research group leader Systems Engineering Design.</em></p> <div> </div> <p><br /></p> <div> </div> <p><em><br /></em></p> <div> </div> <p><em>Text and photo: Carina Schultz</em><br /> <br /> </p> <div> </div> <p> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> <span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></p>Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/Immortality-projects-and-the-new-normal.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/Immortality-projects-and-the-new-normal.aspxImmortality projects and the new normal<p><b>​TEDx speaker Ashkan Fardost is passionate about how digitalization affects human behaviour. He is also brave. Facing over a hundred top notch digitalization researchers and industrialists at the Wingquist Laboratory annual seminar, he claimed that “you’ve all misunderstood digitalization”.</b></p>​Digital technologies are transforming business models and industries at an ever-faster pace. As a response, every industry is catching up with a “digitalization” strategy. The problem though, is that we’ve completely misunderstood the concept of digitalization. Ashkan Fardost is a scientist, TEDx speaker and nominated as Speaker of the Year with a passion for how digitalization affects human behavior. Ashkan Fardost was also the opening keynote speaker at this year’s Wingquist Laboratory annual seminar.<br /><br />In what sense is digitalization misunderstood? Ashkan Fardost said that the basic misconception lies in the difference between digitization, which is making numbers of analogue things, vs digitalization, which is when we use human needs as a base for new technology, not just adding a sensor to an existing product.<br /><br />- Human needs existed long before we knew anything about technology. When the basic needs started to become fulfilled, the human developed and eventually technology became an extension of our human capabilities. However, the human is the only creature that is aware of its mortality – which is why we seek immortality through different projects.<br /> <br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Wingquist%20laboratory/DSC07778_rikard-ashkan-230x134.png" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px 10px" />Some of the immortality projects Ashkan Fardost mentioned was book writing, being part of something bigger as a family, a religion or an organisation, or committing to science. But how do these projects relate to the digitalization era? <br /><br />- The internet lets you to create your own immortality projects, instead of picking something from the shelf. Back in the 50’s, the world was filled with “normal” people. Nowadays, weird is the new normal. The behaviour has changed. If you have a peculiar interest, the internet has made it possible for you to find equals around the world. The internet has created a global digital tribal society. A tribe that gives and receives help, co-creates with each other – for each other. The internet has killed the need to be normal and therefore the need for customized products will increase rapidly.<br /> <br />Ashkan Fardost concluded his talk by recommending companies that want to embrace this accelerating future to focus on behaviour trends instead of technology trends.<br /><br /><em>Text: Nina Silow</em><br /><em>Photo: Marcus Folino</em><br /> <br /><br />Fri, 27 Apr 2018 01:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/Digital-twins-enhance-quality-via-simulation.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/Digital-twins-enhance-quality-via-simulation.aspxDigital twins enhance quality via simulation<p><b>​Industry is continuously seeking efficient solutions that save time and improve quality. A five-year project in the Wingquist Laboratory focuses on simulations using digital twins, which will lay the foundations for the self-compensating factory.</b></p>​<br />The Wingquist Laboratory at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg has focused on research in the field of digital product realisation since 2001. A key area in this laboratory is geometry assurance, which aims to minimise the impact of geometric variation in the final assembled product.<br /><br />- This area is a key one for industry and specific to mass production, where all the parts need to fit together and be interchangeable, says Professor Rikard Söderberg, Director of the Wingquist Laboratory, and continues:<br />- In industry, variation is traditionally handled by specifying tolerances, that is to say how much variation is permitted. Tight tolerances often make production expensive, since a high degree of precision is required in the production process.<br /><br />The geometry assurance software RD&amp;T, which was partially developed at Chalmers, has been used by Volvo since 1998 and also by a large number of companies globally.<br /><br />- RD&amp;T is now being further developed so that it can be used as a digital twin of the production system we would like to control. We can then regard RD&amp;T as a digital copy of the actual system, with the capability for real-time optimisation and control, Söderberg says.<br /><br />About a year ago the centre was awarded a large research project, Smart Assembly 4.0, by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). The five-year project focuses on the geometry assurance process and has as its vision the self-compensating factory.<br /><br />- By using simulation in RD&amp;T along with new capabilities for rapidly scanning component parts, in future it will be possible to take into account geometric variation and adjust the assembly process to compensate for this, he says, and continues:<br />- This may involve matching the right bits together, adjusting fixtures and equipment and choosing the right sequence in spot welding, for example. By feeding a simulation model with real-time data, it can be used as a digital twin which will be used in practice to control the process.<br /><br />Söderberg, who has carried out research on simulation support for geometry assurance over more than 20 years, takes a confident view of the wave of digitalisation that is now washing over the industry.<br /><br />- This wave of digitalisation will increase access to data. And with more input data we will produce better simulation solutions. All companies face competition and want to benefit from smart working methods, Söderberg says, and continues:<br />- Industry as a whole is becoming more and more interlocked. The companies we work with have a number of subcontractors that manufacture components.<br /><br />- In future we may receive measurement data relating to components for a Volvo from suppliers and can use the information to make preparations before they are assembled. In the complex networks leading to a business transaction, there is a great deal of data that allows us to get the best out of the end product. If we can communicate digitally and optimise production and the production system without physical meetings and manual data processing, we can save a great deal of time.<br /><br /><span><span><em>Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvis</em></span>t<br /><br /></span><a href="https://research.chalmers.se/project/7290" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /><span>Smart Assembly 4.0<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></a><br /> <br />Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/New-Volvo-ranked-high-by-Chalmers-professor.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/wingquist/news/Pages/New-Volvo-ranked-high-by-Chalmers-professor.aspxNew Volvo XC40 design ranked high by professor<p><b>​In a recent interview in the daily newspaper of Göteborgs Posten, professor Rikard Söderberg described the newest Volvo XC40 model as &quot;robust with a premium feeling&quot; - two characteristics that are studied in the Wingquist Laboratory research theme, Perceived Quality.</b></p><a href="http://www.gp.se/nyheter/g%c3%b6teborg/nya-xc40-f%c3%a5r-h%c3%b6ga-designbetyg-av-professorn-1.4657677">​Read the full interview on the GöteborgsPosten web. </a><div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/centres/wingquist/research/research-themes/Pages/perceived-quality.aspx">Read more about the researc​h performed in the area of Perceived Quality.</a></div>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200