FINAL REPORT: Innovations & Network
Innovations & Network –programme is the first FIMECC research programme. The main focus of the programme was to create a business environment, where product design is based on concurrent engineering, open innovation and utilization of a global development and production networks. The final report summarise the achievements and the impact of the programme.
Transforming industrial service business: tools and good practices for development
The practical handbook on service development methods and tools was created. The handbook enhances technology-based firms’ service business transformation by introducing practical tools and good practices for servitization and service development.
A Novel Approach to General Arrangement Design Using a Virtual Reality
The new virtual reality design tool raises the communication between shipyard and customer to the next level. By the new design tool we can now combine our customer’s visions with our ship concepts and agile engineering tools to show how a new building will really look, before production has started.
Future Accommodation system
STX Cabins has found promising new markets worth tens of millions of euros annually. The new market areas are in hotels, flats, trains and refurbishment of passenger vessels.
Parametric and Configurable Hatch Cover Model
New parametric and configurable hatch cover model for side-rolling hatch covers improves the productivity and reduces design time from an average 8 weeks to a fraction of that. New parametric and configurable hatch cover model also increases customer value, enhances quality and reduces overall costs as the need for project-specific management is decreased.
With gesture control farewell to buttons
Gesture control system which is well known in game world was applied into industry. Gesture control system improve productivity and increases user-friendliness by replacing buttons which are hard to reach, slow to use and have unclear functionality. The potential market is huge as there are many viable applications in robotics, mechatronics, industrial vehicles, process...
Fixcel system revolutionises methods and quality of shipbuilding
Fixcel system, a steel sandwich structure technology enabling the off-ship construction of rigid loadbearing blocks of cabins in macro models of six to twelve, was developed. Fixcel system takes shipbuilding to the next level by reducing weight, shortening construction times, enabling lighter structures and more cabins in the same volume. This generates savings in...