VTT speeds up production with new tools
The SEMTEC project, led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, has developed faster, more accurate and agile computation tools and methods.
The developed tools will enable the elimination of the expensive and time-consuming prototype phase in the electromechanical industry. The project will also result in quieter and more energy-efficient machines.
Beneficiaries of the outcomes of the project include the electromechanical industry in particular, which manufactures electric motors, generators and transformers. Cooperation between research and industry will also increase when all results are made publicly available via the open-source Elmer software, which was used in the project.
“Finnish industry will gain a competitive advantage from leaner design processes,” says project manager Janne Keränen from VTT. “Electromechanical devices are seldom mass-produced – each product unit tends to be separately designed. Accelerating product development will therefore markedly shorten delivery times and create a major competitive edge.”
The SEMTEC project began in February 2015 and will end in this month.