An Integrated Approach to Technology Platform and Product Platform Development
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

Platforms may enable offering a variety of products to the market while keeping the development cost down. Reusing design knowledge is a key concept, whether manifested as reusing parts, ideas, concepts or technologies. This paper describes processes and IT-solutions for holistically working with both technology platforms and product platforms. A platform framework was developed for managing information and to support the processes. The use of the framework is illustrated through a case study performed at a sub-supplier in the aerospace industry focusing on technology development, platform-based product development and platform configuration. A wiki system supports the technology platform, containing electronic guidelines, methods and information about the technologies. To support the product platform, a Product Lifecycle Management architecture is created. A Turbine Rear Structure from a turbofan engine is used as an example, requiring several different analysis technologies to be used and coordinated when creating a variant. The solution is a PLM architecture created based on the technology platform. It integrates a Product Data Management system, a Computer Aided Design tool, two Computer Aided Engineering tools and a configurator.

IT support

product platforms

technology platforms

platform development process

Författare

Christoffer E Levandowski

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Daniel Corin Stig

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Dag Henrik Bergsjö

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Anders Forslund

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Ulf Högman

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Hans L Johannesson

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications

1063-293X (ISSN)

Vol. 21 65-83

Ämneskategorier

Maskinteknik

Data- och informationsvetenskap

Styrkeområden

Produktion

DOI

10.1177/1063293X12467808