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
The role of the clusters is, besides initiating and performing research within advanced manufacturing, to communicate results from finished and ongoing projects to a larger part of the cluster companies, and to forecast new trends and technology of importance for sustainable production within the specific cluster area.
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.
The clusters meet regularly, and the members can influence how the resources for coordination will be used for the coming year, for example what themes the dissemination and forecasting activities should focus on. The resources are to be used with the interest and open to all active cluster members and should not be used in the benefit of a single company.
Examples on activities that can be performed
Digital manufacturing cluster
Forming and Joining cluster
Geometry and quality cluster
Component manufacturing cluster
Production management cluster
Surface treatment and paint cluster
Presentation on cluster activities
Strategic agenda 8th edition
Boel Wadman, RISE, boel.wadman_at_ri.se