Workshops shapes new strategy for the Production Cluster Digital Manufacturing

Workshops shapes new strategy for the Production Cluster Digital Manufacturing


The Production Cluster Digital Manufacturing is currently working on identifying needs for technology development and competence to shape a strategy and “roadmap”.

Work on the new strategy for the Production Cluster Digital Manufacturing has been divided into four main areas:

– For each area, a workshop is conducted where academia, institutes and industry together highlight the areas that are seen as important for their activities. “Scouting areas” are identified for which both academia and industry present their picture of future needs for development and competence, says Per Gullander, researcher at RISE and cluster coordinator.

In June, a first strategy workshop was held for the area “Design of automation systems”. The next workshop was held in beginning of October with a focus on “The ability of computer tools for virtual production”. The result should be ready to present at the Manufacturing R&D Cluster Conference in May 2022.

– Then all four areas have been processed and we can present the basis for an updated strategy and roadmap for the Production Cluster Digital Manufacturing, says Per Gullander.

Challenges and new R&D initiatives

In addition to the workshops, the cluster's members have a lunch seminar every month, where one of the cluster's members talks about current research, industrial development or research programs.
An important task for the cluster is to take new ideas and the need for new knowledge to applications and implementation of new R&D projects. This work takes place in regular meetings within the cluster.
The cluster is led by Grethe Hallberg at Scania and coordinated by Per Gullander and Magnus Widfeldt at RISE. If you are interested in more information about the cluster's work, or want to become a member, do not hesitate to contact Per Gullander.