Partner Profile

University West

University West in Trollhättan, Sweden, is a modern university which offers education collaborating with work-life in an attractive and modern study environment. We focus on the student and learning. University West has a long tradition and experience in combining educational activities with research oriented to industrial needs. The research profile is within the field of integrating Modelling, Simulation, Automation and Process Control. The research is mainly conducted within the areas of thermal spraying and welding (including metal deposition). A research platform has been established, consisting of more than 50 persons co-located with industry at a Production Technology Centre (PTC) with up-to-date production equipment. The research group has more than ten years experience within simulation, automation and process control. Models and new process control methods are continuously developed. Examples are integration of off-line programming with FEA modelling for optimisation of fixture design and control of laser welding and cladding, and simulation and control models for reduced distortion in welding.