MG2038 Digital Factories 6.0 credits

Digitala fabriker

The ability to rapidly prepare and rebuild a factory for the manufacturing of new products has become an increasingly important issue. One way of speeding up such a change process is to model and simulate the manufacturing and the flow of products in the factory-to-be, even before the start of its construction.

This course deals with models and software that can be used in such a simulation process, with a particular focus on the need for and benefit of standardised models.

  • Educational level

    Second cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

  • Subject area

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grade scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 17 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of digital factories and their relation to real factories, e.g. by giving examples of digital verification and industrial relevance.
  • Explain the virtue of neutral model formats by giving examples of how these can be used for exchange of product and production data between different software systems.
  • Use IT system support for:
        - Designing layouts of complete factories or
           manufacturing andassembly cells
        - Developing manufacturing methods and 
          achieving balanced machine groups
  • Creating a basic information model of a product and its relations to production processes and resources
  • Describe how a digital factory can be developed in modelling and simulation software
    for manufacturing concepts, factory layouts, production planning and manufacturing flow
  • Describe preferred features of system neutral model formats and compare different standard formats regarding these features
  • Compare and evaluate simulation software and other IT tools, based on criteria for the development and use of a digital factory

Course main content

Introduction to digital factories - What is a digital factory and why is it needed? The relation between digital and real factories.

Digital modelling and visualization of manufacturing concepts

Digital modelling and visualization of factory layouts

Guest lectures by company employees on use and value of digital factories

Information modelling, databases and standadised model formats

Computer laborations on a case study of a digital factory including communication and coordination of various purpose models

Eligibility

Students of a master programme at KTH who have taken the courses:

MG2028/MG2128 CAD and other IT Tools in Industrial Processes
MG2029 Production Engineering - Planning and Control
MG2030 Production Engineering - Simulation of Factory, Flow and Processes/MG2130 Modelling and Simulation of Industrial Processes

or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

MG2028/MG2128 CAD and other IT Tools in Industrial Processes
MG2029 Production Engineering - Planning and Control
MG2030 Production Engineering - Simulation of Factory, Flow and Processes/MG2130 Modelling and Simulation of Industrial Processes

Literature

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Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory, 1.5, grade scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, , grade scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.5, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Contact

Gunilla Sivard, sivard@iip.kth.se

Examiner

Lasse Wingård <lw@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2015.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2011.