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PSS cost engineering: A model-based approach for concept design

ABSTRACT Manufacturing companies are increasingly moving toward delivering combinations of products and services to provide higher value to their customers. The development of such Product Service Systems (PSS) escalates in complexity when several products developed by different suppliers need to be integrated into a unique system. For first tier suppliers, it is a great challenge […]

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From rocket science to everyday use: how BTH is transforming Value Driven Design research

Extended product warranties up to 10 years, leasing or pay-per-use schemes are just few examples of how manufacturing companies are shifting their focus from selling products to offering “solutions” (functional sales, product-service systems etc.), combining products and services. The opportunity to maximize customer value is a main reason for this, still great challenges remain when […]

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PDRL at the 8th CIRP IPS2 Conference

The 8th CIRP IPS2 conference will kick-off this weekend with a Welcome reception at Chiostro Santa Marta, in the beautiful city of Bergamo, in Northern Italy CIRP IPS2 is a major yearly event for PDRL. The conference gathers researchers worldwide to share theoretical and practical experiences showing that transition towards Industrial Product-Service System. The conference this year is […]

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PDRL at 14th International DESIGN Conference

From May 16th to May 19th Alessandro Bertoni has represented PDRL at the 14th International DESIGN conference in Cavtat, Croatia. More than 300 participants from more than 30 countries have attended this biannual event gathering researchers and industrial practitioners worldwide to reach and share the current state-of-the-art of design research and practices. PDRL contribution consisted […]

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VIRTUAL CONTEXTUAL VALIDATION OF TECHNOLOGIES AND METHODS FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACT Despite significant validation and even qualification efforts, complex industrial product development projects frequently struggle with difficulties in integrating new technologies. A recent example, the introduction of new battery technologies in the Boeing 787 aircraft caused un-desired problems for the manufacturer and drove new practices (Williard et al 2013). The effort and cost of validating […]

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A virtual turbine module demonstrator for aircraft engines

Aircraft engines are complex systems built by modules and components whose perfect coordination grants the safety and the performances of any aircraft. Bringing innovation in such a system is a complex and critical task that needs to be enabled by the right methods and technologies. The capability of virtually testing new ideas instead of recurring […]

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