Smart Assembly

Start date 01/04/2012
End date The project is closed: 31/03/2017

​Platform-based development and large product variety puts high demands on flexibility and adaptability in the assembly systems.

Smart Assembly refers to a next generation capability in assembly systems and technologies which integrate “virtual” and “physical” methods in order to achieve dramatic improvements in productivity, lead-time, quality and agility.

The area contributes to develop new methods and tools that support assembly and design for assembly. Smart Assembly is one of three research themes in Wingquist Laboratory VINN Excellence Centre Stage 3.

Project leader: Kristina Wärmefjord

Balancing of weld-loads reduces throughput time at Volvo Cars


​Kristina Wärmefjord,

External partners
  • ​Volvo Cars
  • Volvo AB
  • Volvo Aero
  • ABB Corporate Research AB
  • RD&T Technology
  • FCC
  • Scania
  • Atlas Copco
Collaboration/Related projects

PPD/Product Development
Signals and Systems
Fraunhofer Chalmers Centre
Wingquist Laboratory
Geometry Assurance & Robust Design
Geometry and Motion Planning

Area of Advance

Related projects
Platform Based Development
Perceived Quality


Tolerance Analysis, Robust Design, Assembly/Disassembly, Sequencing, Ergonomics, Resource Allocation, Energy Optimization

​External members Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics, FCC:
Robert Bohlin
Evan Shellshear
Domenico Spensieri
Fredrik Ekstedt
Johan Torstensson
Daniel Segerdahl
Staffan Björkenstam
​Vinnova: 8.640 kSEK

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