Project list - partner: Swerea IVF

  • The ideas of this reserach project is to adopt a lean perspective to the automation development processes. The objective is to develop support to the process of developing automation and hence contribute to sustainable automation solutions, with shorter and less resource demanding development processes, and higher return of investments.

    Main financing: Vinnova

    Collaboration partners: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, Haldex, Leax, Scania, SKF, Swerea IVF, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Powertrain

  • Language, Lean, and Assemby Manuals

    Project manager at MDH: Anna-Lena Carlsson

    Collaboration partners: Swerea IVF, Volvo Construction Equipment

  • The aim of this project is study the impact on the production system when products start being produced, fully or partly, of mixed material parts. Parts of mixed materials are generally more expensive than traditional steel parts. To justify the expensive parts, the products must be designed in a new way.

    Main financing: Vinnova

    Collaboration partners: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, IAC Group, Scania, Swerea IVF, Volvo Cars

  • This project contributes to strengthen the improvement capability of production systems. This project takes the lean production approach one step further by investigating how to integrate environmental consciousness in lean concepts and how to support work station development.

    Main financing: Vinnova

    Collaboration partners: Finnveden Gjutal, Swerea IVF, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

  • he MEMIMAN project primarily aims to improve industrial waste management in the metalworking and automotive industry. The idea is to assess how different future scenarios will affect industrial waste management, and then to incorporate this knowledge into the current waste management practice.

    Project manager at MDH: Marcus Bjelkemyr

    Main financing: MISTRA

    Collaboration partners: Lund University, Alfa Laval, Concentric, DynaMate, Miljögiraff, Scania, Stena Metall Group, Swerea IVF, Volvo, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Group Business Services Real Estate, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

  • Produktionslyftet is a Swedish national lean manufacturing initiative for small and medium sized enterprices (SMEs). Mälardalen university is the programme leader for the NUTS region of Östra Mellansverige

    Project manager at MDH: Anna Bird

    Main financing: Tillväxtverket, The Knowledge Foundation, Vinnova

    Collaboration partners: Chalmers University of Technology, Jönköping University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Luleå University of Technology, Mid Sweden University, University of Gävle, IF Metall, Swerea IVF, Teknikföretagen

  • The aim of the SuRe BPMS project is to address these shortcomings in close collaboration within the project consortium, consisting of 3 universities, one research institute, 5 manufacturing companies and two consultancy firms. The industrial project partners are recruited to form a broad constellation regarding size, products, role and motivation for participating in the project.

    Main financing: Vinnova

    Collaboration partners: Chalmers University of Technology AcademicLund University, ÅF, GKN Aerospace, Haldex, Sandvik Mining and Construction, Swerea IVF, Volvo Cars, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Group Trucks Technology