DS 95: Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2019), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. 12th -13th September 2019

Year: 2019
Editor: Bohemia, Erik; Kovacevic, Ahmed; Buck, Lyndon; Brisco, Ross; Evans, Dorothy; Grierson, Hilary; Ion, William; Whitfield, Robert Ian
Author: Bärtle, Robin; Domian, Alexander; Nutzmann, Marc; Sauer, Thorsten
Series: E&PDE
Institution: DHBW Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Germany
Section: Innovation 3
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ISBN: 978-1-912254-05-7


In this student research paper, a concept of a collaboration laboratory for product design and development is described. The collaboration laboratory is planned to be equipped with digital technologies, e.g. virtual reality, augmented reality headsets, 3D scanners and additive printers. With these technologies collaboration of decentralized project teams can be significantly facilitated, specially, in the concept and design stage of engineering design and development processing. Furthermore, it also displays how companies can benefit from such a facility in times of digitization and international cooperation.

Company surveys are carried out to find out how far such technologies already play a role in their engineering design and development environment or will play in the future. It also addresses the relevance of the described technologies to international project teams. In addition, the survey provides information about the requirements and equipment of such a laboratory as desired by the companies.

After an analysis of the results of the survey, a concept for the spatial design, as well as the technical equipment of a collaboration laboratory at the DHBW Baden Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Ravensburg, Campus Friedrichshafen will be setup. The paper will moreover derive a business model, the concept and financing of the laboratory.

Finally the student authors reflect how their learning and experience were enhanced.

Keywords: collaboration laboratory, industrial requirement study


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