New project on digital solutions for value recovery in manufacturingPhoto: This is engineering, Unsplash.
A new four-year research project, involving KTH and partners from nine countries, aims to develop digital solutions for value recovery in manufacturing. The project focuses on implementing Circular Manufacturing Systems (CMS) in the automotive, whitegoods, and electronics sectors. The goal is to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of value recovery operations by creating an open-access platform for lifecycle information management and utilizing state-of-the-art technologies such as the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Augmented Reality.
Led by Farazee Asif, the project aims to address the low efficiency and responsiveness of value recovery operations in CMS, which hinders its economic and environmental performance. By providing integrated digital solutions and an open-access platform, the project seeks to enhance the efficiency and responsiveness of value recovery activities, facilitating the transition from a linear economy to a circular one. The project has a total budget of 6 million Euros and involves managers, engineers, technicians, and operators at case companies in utilizing digital solutions for managing, inspecting, sorting, testing, and recovering value from used products.