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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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Kicking off a new year of Global student innovation

On Saturday September 22 we will kick off a new year of global student innovation projects. Students will be invited to a day of exploring how new tech can address tomorrow’s challenges, all under the coaching and guiding of researchers from the Product Development Research Lab. This is also a kick off for the Stanford ME310 Global Design Innovation project.

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The Decision Arena, transforming data into knowledge in conceptual design

One success factor in engineering design is the ability to make effective and risk-managed decisions in a timely manner. Rarely is a single person sufficient to resolve today’s complex, connected issues. Rather, a group of stakeholders possessing required expert knowledge needs to be enrolled as these issues normally requires a wide variety of expert competences, […]

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Data-driven modelling in the era of Industry 4.0: A case study of friction modelling in sheet metal forming simulations

ABSTRACT With growing demands on quality of produced parts, concepts like zero-defect manufacturing are gaining increasing importance. As one of the means to achieve this, industries strive to attain the ability to control product/process parameters through connected manufacturing technologies and model-based control systems that utilize process/machine data for predicting optimum system conditions without human intervention. […]

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Introductory study of sheet metal forming simulations to evaluate process robustness

ABSTRACT The ability to control quality of a part is gaining increased importance with desires to achieve zero-defect manufacturing. Two significant factors affecting process robustness in production of deep drawn automotive parts are variations in material properties of the blanks and the tribology conditions of the process. It is imperative to understand how these factors […]

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Design Thinking 2018

This year’s iteration of the Design Thinking course (MT2547) has completed with a Design Expo at BTH where the students presented and demonstrated their results to other student peers, teaching staff, and general public as well as media.  Design Thinking depicts an approach to product (and service) development that puts emphasis on designing with empathy […]

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