June 19, 2018

During his secondment at Elcom sro in Presov (Slovakia), Dr. Erwin Rauch conducted an analysis to identify potentials for the application of Industry 4.0 concepts in production. The methodology used was both a classic Value Stream Mapping analysis and an Industry 4.0 Assessment approach developed in the project. The results and measures developed in cooperation with production manager Slavomir Michrina and logistics manager Peter Vozar were presented to the management and will be processed and implemented in further secondments.

June 11, 2018

Since May 21st 2018 Assoc. Prof. Trasapong Thaiupathump and Assoc. Prof. Rungchat Chompu-inwai are in the scope of the SME 4.0 Project on Research Exchange at University of Leoben in Austria.

June 6, 2018

On 05th and 06th of June 2018 Prof. Chris Brown organized a short course and workshop to teach basic principles as well as advanced and quantitative applications of Axiomatic Design (AD) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in USA. Dr. Eric Gallo from the company Creative Micro Systems from Vermont (USA), Dr. Patrick Dallasega from the Free University of Bolzano (Italy) as well as around 10 students from WPI participated to the course and workshop. The design principles of AD were applied in practical case studies of the company Creative Micro Systems by using the software Acclaro. A special focus was set on use cases involving advanced technology like virtual and augmented reality.