A Fully Virtual Product Realization Process
Virtual product and production development is a crucial enabler for future industrial competitiveness, growth and sustainable production. The ability to develop and verify complex assembled products and their production systems, without physical prototypes or testing, cuts development time and cost and contributes to less use of resources and better working conditions.
The Wingquist Laboratory VINN Excellence Centre envisions a fully virtual product realization process and develops knowledge, tools and methods to support this vision and to enable for collaborating partners to drastically reduce time and cost as well as increasing their product quality.
In the centre, competence from four complementary research groups is gathered to cover a significant part of the product realization process activities.
Three Multi-disciplinary Themes
Research projects are based on new general scientific methods with the potential to drastically change the way the industrial partners do business in the future. To demonstrate the industrial potential of the different approaches, cases with today’s products from the collaborating industrial partners are used.
The change from organizing the research in five narrow projects as in earlier phase (Stage 2) to three broader themes was a way to open up for wider collaboration, enhance marketing of the centre and its results, and thereby improve the implementation of results in new companies and business areas. The themes are:
Results Stage 3
The strategy has been successful since the output from the centre has increased since Stage 2. The three research themes have so far (in 2 out of 3 years in Stage 3) generated: