Topics and subtopics for SPS 2024

The overall theme for the conference Swedish Production Symposium 2024 is Advanced Manufacturing, Intelligent Automation and Work Integrated Learning for Sustainable Future Production.

Sustainable production

• Sustainable resource-efficient manufacturing
• AI and sensors in manufacturing for decision support and process optimisation
• Forming and casting for sustainable manufacturing
• Joining and disassembly sustainable manufacturing
• Additive and subtractive sustainable manufacturing
• Energy-efficient manufacturing methods for increased sustainability
• Production optimisation regards to production costs, production rate and environmental load and impact.

Smart production and automation

• Flexible production and automation
• Future of industrial automation and robotics in manufacturing
• Cyber-physical systems and digital twins for smart production

Digitalization for efficient product realization

• Virtual production development and modelling
• Digitalization for smart product realisation and services
• Smart production planning for quality assures remanufacturing

Circular production

• Humans in the production system and recycling
• Sustainable and circular production and maintenance
• Remanufacturing, life extension, and re-use of products and related maintenance activities
• Renewal and organizing for sustainable innovation
• Responsible and efficient supply chains
• Values and principles based and geopolitical impact on the realization of our products and its related research and development.

Industrial transformation for sustainability

• Industry transformation through integrated product, production, and recycling
• Materials selection for functional integration and material reduction
• Critical Raw Materials and sustainable efficient recycling
• Adaption of material selection, products and production to limited availability of critical raw materials, CRM
• Design and processing of sustainable metallic materials for efficient manufacturing and recycling
• Materials for high temperature and extreme applications for efficient manufacturing and recycling
• Use of non-metallic materials in tomorrow's products with regard to production and recycling
• Reduced use of fossil-based process additives and materials in products and manufacturing

Integration of education and research

• Role of Work-Integrated and Life-Long Learning in future manufacturing
• Challenge-driven research with focus on future needs in higher education and continuous industrial training and education
• Use of students and master theses in research and development
• Experience from digital activities in seminars and education, the covid lessons