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Research for Excellence in Production (XPreS)

The vision of XPreS is to be an excellent and internationally recognized research and education environment within advanced production that creates lasting value for the Swedish world-leading manufacturing industry and society.

The XPreS initiative for excellence in production research is going through radical change during the last years. The fourth industrial revolution and an increasing focus on the multiple aspects of sustainability are shaping the industrial landscape and the related manufacturing models towards shared and circular economies.

XPreS was granted funding to support & develop sustainable targets of production of individualized products for a future society. The production system is approached from an external societal perspective down to an internal factory and manufacturing process level. In addition to specific production processes and systems, XPRES investigates the relations between product design and production, including new methods, materials, topologies, visualisation, and socio-economical factors such as logistics, business models, etcetera.

XPreS is an area for senior university staff from professors to postdocs to shape tomorrow’s production science. It is focused on fundamental research at low and medium Technology Readiness Level (TRL). The research questions addressed require a cross-disciplinary approach.

Read more on the XPreS website.


The underlying theme of all XPreS activities is the challenge-driven effort to increase sustainability in manufacturing in terms of economy, human health, and protecting the environment. For this reason, the selected impact cases are aligned to this challenge and refer to a future where the current understanding of “ownership of mass-producing facilities relying on endless resources” is redefined along with the concept of “sharing economy” and “circular economy”. Read more about two cases based upon XPreS research.

Research areas

  • Digital Smart Production
  • Sustainable Production Systems
  • Manufacturing and Metrology System
  • Mechatronics
  • Robust and sustainable manufacturing of composite lightweight components
  • Innovation and Product Realisation

About XPreS


Mälardalen university, RISE IVF, the metals research institute Swerim, and KTH.


More than 35 senior researchers were engaged within XPreS during 2018.


SRA XPreS receives approximately SEK 19 million annually in government grants.


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Last changed: Sep 22, 2021