The Product Design and Development research group has a focus
on efficient engineering processes and product platform models. The overall objective is to develop general methods and models as well as demonstrators targeting improved ability for industry to master product changes and product complexity.
When the market needs are continuously shifting, the progress of technology is high and the responsibility for sustainability is increasing, companies must develop an ability to master change and complexity to stay competitive. The changes can, by example, be driven by different customer requirements or technology development while complexity can, by example, be driven by optimized and unique products or integral and multidisciplinary solutions. Combinations of efficient engineering processes and suitable product platform models are seen as potential means to master change and complexity. The research on engineering processes includes product development, quotation preparation, order design and production preparation. The research on platform models addresses both overall principles as well as specific means for generating and evaluating solutions.
Main areas of research:
The rapid evolution in the area of digitalisation and computer-based techniques provide new means which are explored and applied in the research. The group collaborate extensively with industry and a selection of application areas includes aerospace, automotive, consumer products, industrial house-building, mechanical industry and industrial tooling.
Content updated 2019-02-22