Jönköping University

The School of Engineering at Jönköping University is one of the country's largest educators of university engineers. We collaborate with the business community regionally, nationally, and internationally to make education adapted to the needs of the market. Therefore, our educations include not only technical knowledge but also entrepreneurship, leadership, communication, sustainable development, and the opportunity to make international contacts during studies. The research at the School of Engineering focuses on knowledge-intensive product realization in collaboration with business community.



ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: CONCEPTS, METHODS, APPLICATIONS This course comprises all the fundamental elements in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM). The course focuses on AM’s dynamics and unique characteristics which have the potential to be utilized as a feasible production system both as a standalone technology or in combination with conventional technologies for industrial manufacturing purposes. Basic introduction, various technological classes (as defined by ASTM standard), workflow, design, and applications of AM technologies are among the subjects that are going to be covered during this course. This course aims at establishing a comprehensive knowledge base within the concept of Additive Manufacturing. The course includes the following elements: Definition of basic concepts, introduction of technologies, advantages and limitations of additive manufacturing Classification of technologies, main characteristics, and applications Cataloguing workflow by covering steps from CAD generation to manufacturing and post-processing Comprehension of design for AM (DFAM) and its implications for manufacturers Exploration of applications and value propositions through studying business cases


AGILE PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT Build the required knowledge and skills for efficient cross-disciplinary production development work. The course combines latest theories with practical cases from participating companies. The course gives students the required knowledge and skills for efficient cross-disciplinary production development work. Assignments are based on theory and industrial needs, that will be further developed in practical cases selected in close collaboration with their respectively companies. The students will be trained in agile planning methods/principles and an iterative way of working in a structured manner. The aim is to meet challenges/deviations in production development projects by implementing agile feedback-loops and innovative methods and principles. The course includes the following elements: Knowledge Intensive Product Realisation Challenges in industrial companies Overview processes and change management Organize for Information exchange and learning Agile Project Management Agile history and background, including methods and principles Project management and decision making Organization, collaboration and communication. Iterative development methods Planning, including Visible Planning (VP) Production Concept Development Requirement management, Product architecture and Production system Innovative thinking and activities Tools and methods for innovation and evaluation Production Concept Selection and Decisions Decision support and evaluation of alternatives Tools and methods for concept presentation and selection Implementation and follow-up


Applied Industry 4.0 The course contains the basic concepts needed for implementation of industry 4.0. The students will get an understanding of the defining concepts and technologies of industry 4.0 and how to get up and running with data gathering, analysis and the digitalization of production systems. The course covers different areas such as mechanical engineering, control technology, production technology, automation, computer science and electrical engineering. The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the key concepts for the Design for Industry 4.0 and Smart Production development, current practices, tools and processes, and possible future developments routes. The course includes the following elements: Internet of things platforms and technology for device communication Sensors for data collections Data collection and storing using time series databases Data analysis and visualization Exploration of life-phases, challenges and technologies required to develop Smart Products, Production Platforms and Services Introduction of latest initiatives worldwide that tie with Design for Industry 4.0 and Smart products Overview of the benefits further development of Industry 4.0 will bring for industry Value chains and value creation though life Introduction of the Though-Life Engineering and Through-Life Engineering Services (TES) concepts Resources required for the Design for Industry 4.0 and Smart Products and Production Platforms Guided practical design studies  


AUTOMATION - POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES The main purpose of the course revolves around introduction of the applications that automation systems could have for production and manufacturing operations. The course consists of different themes, including industrial robotics, automation equipment and hardware components, as well as practical insights and discussions on why and how to automate in productions. Within the area of increasing automation solutions in production systems there are several challenges as well as opportunities in order to manage to select, develop or order an efficient, flexible and supportive automation solution. In the course different types of automation strategies and possibilities are explored and related to flexibility, cost efficiency and flexibility. The course includes the following elements: Introduction to different automation solutions, e.g dedicated versus flexible, robot or single axis movements, definition, grippers Selection of tasks possible to automate Technologies within automation, e.g. sensors, gripping technologies, … Conceptual design of automation task Benchmarking automation technologies


MAINTENANCE FOR PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT With a starting point in the concept of dependability this course offers a holistic view on maintenance development. One of its purposes is to help you motivate a maintenance strategy to develop your company’s production performance. We will apply different types of simulation to experience the dynamics of maintenance strategies and their consequences to production. The development of maintenance management is significant for improving the production performance. In the course, benefits from improving maintenance management are analyzed in different exercises. In the era of knowledge intensive- and innovative production development we also explore the application of different advanced simulation tools for developing maintenance. And, based on the study of a maintenance culture model we discuss together and individually develop a strategy of improvement. The course includes the following elements: Maintenance terminology Introduction to different tactical choices of how to manage physical assets, e.g. corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, and condition-based maintenance Introduction to maintenance concepts such as TPM and RCM Theory and discussions on reactive and proactive maintenance and its economic impact The economic importance of maintenance Life cycle costing, key performance indicators in maintenance, and their corresponding effect to drive behavior in maintenance The connection between maintenance operations and production operations


Product and Production Platforms  The course applies both theoretical and practical perspectives. This includes fundamental concepts together with current research and industrial practise in the area. Different means for planning, developing and analysing product and production platform design are introduced and practised. The impact on business processes of different platform strategies are discussed as well as their use in different sectors and applications. The course includes the following elements: Fundaments of product and production platforms theory Product platforms and related platforms in industrial practice Business opportunities and challenges associated with implementing and managing platform strategies Means to plan, design and analyse product and production platforms Models, methods, and tools used in product and production platform architecting and development The use of product platform strategies in different sectors and applications