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Four focus areas of XPRES

The core research areas of XPRES include Smart systems, Smart processes, Smart people, and Smart factories, at the level of fundamental production research. The four research areas contribute to a sustainable society, scientific knowledge creation, empowered people through human-centricity in production, and eventually to a more resilient industry.

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Smart people

In the era of smart manufacturing, how to maintain humans’ leadership position is a challenge. XPRES places human-centricity in the research agenda to empower future operators with enhanced human abilities.

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Smart factories

Monitoring, and control of machines and processes are made in a smart way more than ever before. The smartness is enabled by the use of artificial intelligence and facilitated by human intelligence, collaboratively.

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Smart systems

At manufacturing systems level, values are generated through optimised productivity, efficiency, asset utilisation, and minimised wastes and defects.

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Smart processes

At manufacturing processes level, product quality and functionality are guaranteed by robust, reliable and innovative manufacturing techniques. These are facilitated by the knowledge and skills of operators and engineers.