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Designing Product Service Systems in the digital era: a BTH PDRL Special Session at the INCOM 2018 conference

More than 100 billion objects are expected to be connected by 2020 in the Internet of Things. This unprecedented opportunity to record and collect data about how we use a product (or experience a service) is main item in today’s design research agenda. “Data-driven Product Service System design” was the topic of the “Special Session“ […]

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BTH PDRL at the DESIGN’18 conference – awards and more

A shiny Dubrovnik welcomed researchers and practitioners to the 15th International DESIGN conference. DESIGN is a biannual event organised by the Design Society, being a main forum to exchange experiences and lessons learned about engineering design from a variety of perspectives, disciplines, and fields. BTH PDRL received one of the 3 ‘outstanding contributions’ awards for […]

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Knowledge Enabled Engineering project 2018

Students in the course MT2545 Knowledge Enabled Engineering had today their final group project presentation at Dynapac Compaction Equipment AB. Under LP2, Mathilda Weinert, Anton Sterner, Simon Thorstensson and Mostafa Salman have worked with enterprise modelling and simulation tools to optimize the drum manufacturing process of small and large asphalt compactors. MT2545 Knowledge Enabled Engineering […]

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Value Innovation projects 2017

Value Innovation is a course in the Master programme that gives students in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Economy the opportunity to experience the development of new products and services “in real life”, collaborating with companies and organisations in the Blekinge region.

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PDRL organises Special Session at INCOM’18

PDRL and the University of Bergamo organise a Special Session on the topic of Data-Driven Product Service Systems Design (DDPSSD) at INCOM 2018. The session invites both theoretical contributions and industrial case applications, with the aim of promoting conjoint research efforts between data scientists and PSS researchers for the development of innovative practices, methods and […]

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BTH PDRL at the 9th CIRP IPSS Conference

In their editorial, Tim McAloone, Daniela Pigosso, Niels Henrik Mortensen and Yoshiki Shimomura remind us that the philosophy behind in Industrial Product Service Systems is to create customer-oriented solutions that function for longer and thus increase resource productivity, minimise resource consumption and enhance the ultimate value-add to the end user. In this spirit, the 9th […]

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Shaping the research agenda for Service Engineering in the era of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is commonly referred as the 4th Industrial Revolution. Automation and data exchange technologies will trigger profound changes for manufacturing and logistic organizations, and intelligent assistance will give new meaning to employees’ work. Prof. Tobias Larsson and Marco Bertoni took part to the “Service Engineering in the era of Industry 4.0” workshop organized by the […]

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Systems Engineering “in real life” at Volvo Construction Equipment

“Systems Engineering is about simplifying the problem, without taking away what is important. You cannot manage all the complexity at once”. A great lesson for our MT2530 Systems Engineering students that today visited VCE facilities in Braås. The concept of ‘articulated hauler’ was invented in Braås more than 50 years ago, in 1966. The site has […]

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