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The Swedish Manufacturing R&D Clusters; digital manufacturing

The cluster for digital manufacturing is one of eight clusters within the Swedish Manufacturing R&D Clusters. The cluster focuses on research and development in production systems and production development with great use of digital technologies and related methods and processes.

The Swedish Manufacturing R&D Clusters is an organisation with the objective to identify and initiate common areas for research that will strengthen the competitiveness of all manufacturing companies in Sweden. In 2020 RISE was commissioned to coordinate the clusters that at the same time have broadened their target group to all companies with manufacturing in Sweden.

Today there are 8 clusters focusing on different manufacturing expert areas. Four of the clusters cover manufacturing processes and four clusters cover areas that support all manufacturing processes.

Digital manufacturing focuses on production systems and production development with great use of digital technologies and related methods and processes. The vision is to be a nationally recognized industry-driven cluster that promotes collaboration in research and test beds to reach world-class Digital Manufacturing.

Priority research areas:

Virtual production computing tools:

  • Development and integration of computer tools for virtual manufacturing.

Use production data:

  • Management of production-related lifecycle data.
  • Reuse of data and simulations for efficient service, maintenance and reuse.

Working methods for development:

  • Efficient planning, installation and verification of automated systems.
  • Simulation, analysis and optimization of manufacturing systems.

Design of automation systems:

  • Human-machine collaboration, communication and adaptive control systems.
  • Design of sustainable systems for automated manufacturing.

What is the advantage of participating in a cluster?

The aim is to develop economically and environmentally sustainable manufacturing systems capable of effectively providing the market with the innovative products of the future. Through the cluster's working methods, we strengthen Sweden's continued success as a sustainable industrial nation. You can win this by participating:

  • New valuable contacts for cooperation.
  • A support for own strategic research and development work.
  • Opportunity to set a strong common agenda with national and international influence.  
  • Early information and invitations to project cooperation.

Clustermembers:

AB Volvo, Volvo Cars, Scania, FKG, Unibap, IDEAL GRP, GoodSolutions, Utvyakta, Virtual Manufactruring, Linnaeus University, Uppsala University, University West,  KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers, University of Skövde, EIT Manufacturing, Innovatum, and RISE.

The cluster welcomes more companies! For more information, contact Per Gullander or Magnus Widfeldt 

Summary

Project name

Cluster digital manufacturing

Status

Active

RISE role in project

Coordinator

Project start

Duration

Eight years

Total budget

700 000 SEK

Funders

RISE IVFs Intressentförening Service AB

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Per Gullander

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