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eTWIN – Digital-Twin enabled Transition into Electromobility and Autonomy in Construction Equipment | 2021

This project has demonstrated the capabilities of creating a digital twin of typical mining operations by combining the simulation of the energy consumption and performances of single electrical vehicles with specific productivity requirements and topographic configuration of the overall mining site. This allows the evaluation of the economic and environmental impact of the transition toward electromobility in mining, as well...

Tech Concept Lab is launched!

Tech proof your idea! Do you have a technology-based idea that could go big?  Tech Concept Lab is your one-stop-shop for accelerating your technical idea. Through a unique tech exploration process with coaching from experts in the field, you’ll be able to verify your idea from a technical perspective. When you head out our doors, your idea is ready for business...

Product-service systems evolution in the era of Industry 4.0

Abstract Recent economic transformations have forced companies to redefine their value propositions, increasing traditional product offerings with supplementary services— the so-called Product-Service System (PSS). Among them, the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies is very common. However, the directions that companies are under- taking to offer new value to their customers in the Industry 4.0 have not yet been investigated in...

The influence of industry 4.0 on product design and development: Conceptual foundations and literature review

Abstract Since its introduction in 2011, industry 4.0 has been coined the“4th industrial revolution” following mechanization, industrialization and IT/automation as the first three, and represents the current trend of automation technologies (cyber‐physical systems, internet of things, cloudcomputing, etc.,) in the manufacturing industry, with their potential for disruption of the manufacturing paradigm as we know it. However, the effect and role...

Distiguished paper award at ICoRD ’21

Jan 7-10 was the International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD ’21 hosted by IDC School of Design Jan 7-10 2021, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India. In the closing the paper “The influence of industry 4.0 on product design and development: Conceptual foundations and literature review” by Sravan Tatipala, Johan Wall, Christian Johansson Askling and Tobias Larsson was...

ReGlove slutar topp 20 i James Dyson Award och vinner Sparbanksstiftelsen Kronans Jubileumsstipendium

ReGlove-projektet var under lång tid med i tävlingen James Dyson Award 2020 med sin lösning som att återtillverka engångsplasthandskar från förbrukade handskar. När året nu närmar sig sitt slut kan vi sammanfatta att projektet slutade i topp-20 i konkurrens med mer än 1800 bidrag världen över, det enda svenska laget som nådde den sista omgången av tävlingen. Studenterna vann också...

Towards Improving Process Control in Sheet Metal Forming: A Hybrid Data- and Model-Based Approach

Abstract Ability to predict and control involved parameters and hence the outcome of sheet metal forming processes demand holistic knowledge of the product/-process parameter influences and their contribution in shaping the output product quality. Recent improvements in the ability to harvest inline production data and the capability to understand complex process behaviour through computer simulations opens up the possibility for...

Sustainable and affordable products and services: A frugal innovation approach

A seminar and workshop for companies, NGOs and public organisations in Sweden. Frugal innovations aim at doing more and better with less. It can be a low-tech clay fridge or a high-tech portable ultrasound medical device. Regardless of technological sophistication and maturity, frugal innovations are perfectly suitable in a low resource setting where solutions need to be affordable, with substantial...

Studenter prisade av Sparbanksstiftelsen Kronan

På den årliga stipendieutdelningen från Sparbanksstiftelsen Kronan (i år online pga pandemin) fick fyra examensarbeten från BTH Maskinteknik priser. Vi gratulerar pristagarna! Mer information For more information: Product Development Research Lab Director, Professor Tobias C. Larsson, tobias.larsson@bth.se, +46(0)455-385525

Design of Product–Service Systems: Toward an Updated Discourse

Abstract The engineering rationale, composed of established logic for the design and development of products, has been confronted by a shift to a circular economy. Digitalization (e.g., Industry 4.0) enables transformation, but it also increases relational complexities in scope and number. In Product–Service Systems (PSSs), the combination of manufactured goods and services should be delivered in new business models based...