Virtual demonstrators for parallel product and production system development

The objective of this project is to develop a virtual demonstrator for parallel development (or co-development) of system product families and the production systems and processes needed for their realization. The demonstrator will allow for platform identification, scoping and modelling, co-configuration of product and production system variants, robustness and tolerance analysis, weld ability and path planning. The purpose is to demonstrate and further explore the potential of new ways to execute ´Parallel Product and Production Development´. The expected results from the project are: 1)a validated virtual demonstrator, 2)validated methods, tools and work procedures for system synthesis and modelling, 3)validated methods, tools and work procedures for system property and manufacturability simulation and analysis, and thereby a validation of the potential of the whole new concept of a virtual development environment for parallel product and production development.

Partner organizations

  • Permanova Lasersystem (Private, Sweden)
  • Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • Brogren Industries AB (Private, Sweden)
  • GKN Aerospace Sweden (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/10/2013
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2016

​The project aims to develop and implement a virtual demonstrator for the design and analysis of system platforms. The project deals with the identification, scope definition and modeling of integrated systems platforms with the ability to co-configuration of product and production system variants, geometry assurance and tolerance analysis and robot path planning. The demonstrator will support cooperation in the supply chain.

Project leader: Christoffer Levandowski


External partners
​FCC, GKN, Brogren Industries, Permanova
Area of Advance
Key words
​​Platform design, product-and production systems, reuse, configuration, geometry assurance, robust design, robot path planning

Funded by

  • VINNOVA (Public, Sweden)

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