D4V – Design for Value Program Report
The focus of DIMECC D4V program has been on door-to-door supply chain which is under digital disruptions and is rapidly changing towards an ecosystem of fully autonomous system-of-systems. The program has worked on autonomous maritime and manufacturing logistics use cases. The research work has been facilitated through joint pilots and concepts. Those concept themes have...
Digitalization brings materials research and design to a new level
DIMECC HYBRIDS and BSA programs bring material research and design to a new level by digitalizing materials R&D. The digital design concept takes full advantage of novel materials. The ultimate goal is to enable to product specific design of materials, and exploiting detailed models in design of material solutions and solving materials related problems in products.
Intelligent systems pave the way for fluent travelling
Open machine concept expands automation from single-machine to the automation of a fleet of machines
The focus of multiple different industries is changing from machine level automation to the control of a fleet of machines. In EFFIMA program an open machine concept enabling the control of a fleet of machines was developed.
Fully automated tools for defining routes and traffic rules for a fleet of autonomous machines
Defining route network and traffic rules for driving a fleet of autonomous machines has been a task that needs skilled engineers and weeks of preparation time. Within FIMECC EFFIMA program Navitec Systems Oy has developed automatic tools for defining new production areas for automation
New lightweight solutions for steel-based components reduces environmental footprint
New laser-welded lightweight sandwich panels for impact and wear resistant structures, and new lightweight panels for building industry were developed in FIMECC LIGHT programme. Benefits of new lightweight solutions are obtained over the whole life time of the product in terms of reduced energy consumption, reduced emissions and improved performance with integrated...
Lower friction can reduce fuel consumption by 14 % in trucks and buses
In heavy duty vehicles, 33% of the fuel energy is used to overcome friction. By taking advantage of new technology for friction reduction in heavy duty vehicles, friction losses could be reduced by 14%. This would annually equal worldwide savings of 105 billion euros, 75 billion liters of diesel fuel, and a carbon dioxide emission reduction of 200 million tonnes.
Raex wear-resistant and ultra-high-strength steels
Key enablers for a complete family of new wear-resistant and ultra-high-strength steels were developed. Utilizing Ruukki’s own direct quenching technology the new steels bring energy efficient, light solutions for transportation as well as safety and new performance for harsh crushing and mining applications.