Knowledge-based Configuration of Integrated Product and Process Platforms
Paper i proceeding, 2010

The definition of the content of a product platform highly affects the possibility to engineer and produce unique and optimized products to suit customer needs In this paper generic configurable autonomous subsystems, Configurable Components (CCs), are used to define platforms that can be used to configure and instantiate product as well as process structures and to optimize instantiated part solutions To simulate a realistic industrial environment, a configuration demonstrator has been developed and used to perform case studies in order to test the CC concept The test cases are focused on geometrical interfaces between components Communication functionality between the demonstrator and a CAT (Computer Aided Tolerancing) tool has been developed to enable automatic optimization of interface concepts during configuration In summary, the paper shows that, given variant-specific input data, a knowledge-based platform definition with high design bandwidth can be used to configure, engineer and manufacture an Instanced product variant.


production platform

Product platform


Peter Edholm

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Andreas Lindquist Wahl

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Hans L Johannesson

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

2009 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2009; San Diego, CA; United States; 30 August 2009 through 2 September 2009

Vol. 2 Part A 495-504
978-0-7918-4899-9 (ISBN)


Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi



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