Platform-based Development

Start date 01/04/2012
End date The project is closed: 31/03/2015

​Platform-based development and production is a widely adopted strategy in product realization for balancing reuse and customization. The aim of this research is to significantly contribute to a new platform element description approach that, in a PLM environment, will provide a ground for reuse of assets in all product and production system development phases. This includes development of the platform itself as well as use of the platform to generate configured system variants, either directly or in combination with re-engineering activities.

Platform-based development is one of three research themes in Wingquist Laboratory VINN Excellence Centre Stage 3.

Project leader: Dag Bergsjö


Development platform at GKN (former Volvo Aero)



​Dag Bergsjö,
External partners
​Volvo Cars, Volvo AB, GKN (former Volvo Aero), ABB Corporate Research, RD&T Technology, Atlas Copco, Emerson
Collaboration/Related projects

​PPD/Product Development
Signals and Systems
Fraunhofer Chalmers Centre
Wingquist Laboratory
Systems Engineering & PLM

Area of Advance

Related projects
Smart Assembly
Perceived Quality

​Platform, System architecture, Platform elements, Configuration, Interfaces, Design rationale, Reuse, Commonality, Customization

​External members
Magnus Andersson, PE Geometry AB
Ola Isaksson, Adj. Professor Product and production development Chalmers and GKN Aerospace
Ulf Högman, GKN Aerospace

​​Vinnova - 5220 kSEK
Inkind - 9900 kSEK

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