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Extreme Product-Service Innovation 2019/20 completed

Students in the MSc programme in Mechanical Engineering have completed their final product-service innovation projects in the course Extreme Product-Service Innovation. The students have been working on different challenges relating to construction equipment and elderly care, in projects that are aimed at allowing them to use their engineering skills and tools “In Real Life” with […]

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Innovativ och hållbar produktutveckling i mål

Studenterna på tredje året i Maskinteknik har presenterat sina resultat i kursen innovativ och hållbar produktutveckling som de har genomfört i samverkan med olika industripartners från regionen. Eventet organiserades i form av en mässa där studenterna demonstrerade prototyper och presenterade sina resultat och processen dit för intresserade besökare. Totalt genomfördes 9 olika projekt tillsammans med […]

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A hybrid data- and model-based approach to process monitoring and control in sheet metal forming

Abstract The ability to predict and control the outcome of the sheet metal forming process demands holistic knowledge of the product/process parameter influences and their contribution in shaping the output product quality. Recent improvements in the ability to harvest in-line production data and the increased capability to understand complex process behaviour through computer simulations open […]

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Congratulations Ryan Ruvald, Licentiate in Mechanical Engineering!

Ryan Ruvald presented his licentiate thesis entitled “Prototyping for Product-Service Systems innovation: Insights from the construction equipment industry” in front of an interested audience on thursday afternoon. Ryan presented the context and motivation for his research and then took the audience through research methodology and findings (thesis consists of a summary part and two individual […]

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A role for physical prototyping in Product-Service System design: Case study in construction equipment

Abstract Using a case study methodology to exploring an ambitious experimental combination of a construction equipment manufacturer’s products tailored to provide exponential increases in efficiency and reductions in CO2. The products and system represent a relevant example of new technology being the foundation upon which a functional offering IPSS can be designed. The researcher constructed […]

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Reverse Engineered Design Automation: Applying Knowledge Based Engineering Techniques to a Case of Automotive Fixtures Design Configuration

Abstract In the production of automotive body components, fixtures are an important part of the ongoing work on geometrical assurance. The fixture is uniquely defined for each component, and the design and configuration of these are time-consuming and takes a lot of effort. The objective with this paper is to explore the use of a […]

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V-Com presented at Stanford University

V-Com, a precautionary system that communicates safety-critical information between truck drivers and vulnerable road users was presented by six final year MSc students from Blekinge Institute of Technology and Stanford University at this year’s Stanford EXPE – design experience. In their capstone project, ME310, which runs from October to June, they move in a Design Thinking process through phases of needfinding, ideation, prototyping and more to arrive at a final detail designed product to display at the final exhibition, the EXPE.

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ME310 converging in Sweden

During the final week of March the global ME310 student team working with Volvo Group Connected Solutions met up in Sweden to further advance the project towards their final prototype, due to be presented in June at Stanford. The week kicked off with meetings at Volvo in Gothenburg where the students got insights into the […]

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Enhancing partnership between humans and vehicles in the connected society

Enhancing the partnership between humans and vehicles in the connected society is the  prompt for this year’s project in ME310. Automation, electrification and connectivity is changing our society. Volvo Group with Trucks, Buses and Construction Equipment are working with different and increased levels of these capabilities. With these changes, they want to understand how professional […]

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