356 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The manufacturing industry is facing massive changes driven by digitalization and sustainability. It is being redefined to meet UN SDGs with the creation of new materials, processes and machinery. The drive for digitalization in order to use resources more effectively and efficiently adds to the complexity of this twin transition. This book presents results from 8 years of research with 15 industry partners, following the transition towards a digitalized industry 4.0 manufacturing and sustainable manufacturing paradigm.

    The selected chapters demonstrate how globally competitive manufacturing in high-cost countries such as Norway is enabled by AI-supported intelligent and flexible automation and use of digital twins, as well as human centred manufacturing. The book describes the interactions in innovative and sustainable organizations and changes in materials, products and processes, digital twins and AI-supported automated manufacturing processes. Supported by case studies and reflections from the manufacturing industry, the book evaluates how the combination of digitalization and sustainability enables competitiveness. With a focus on multi-material products and processes, robust and flexible automation, and innovative and sustainable organizations, it provides a multi-disciplinary insight into the challenges and opportunities faced by manufacturing industries over time.

    This book serves as an ideal reference for researchers, scholars and policymakers in manufacturing, production and operations, with a particular interest in technology and sustainability.

    1. Introduction

    Sverre Gulbrandsen-Dahl, Heidi Carin Dreyer, Einar Hinrichsen, Halvor Holtskog, Kristian Martinsen, Håkon Raabe, and Gabor Sziebig

    Part 1: Towards sustainable and circular manufacturing

    2. A novel circular manufacturing assessment method for the aluminium industry

    Paul Kengfai Wan, Giuseppe Fragapane, Helene Øyangen Lindberg, and Marit Moe Bjørnbet

    3. Framework for Life Cycle Assessment-based Circular Business Model Development in Manufacturing Companies

    Marit Moe Bjørnbet and Christofer Skaar

    4. Environmental upgrading and bargaining power: a case study of Norwegian manufacturers

    Henrik Brynthe Lund and Assiya Kenzhegaliyeva

    Part 2: Barriers and opportunities through digitalisation 

    5. Phasing the barriers to Industry 4.0: Enhancing the understanding of the challenges of digitalization

    Sven-Vegard Buer, Pål Furu Kamsvåg, and Jo Wessel Strandhagen

    6. Digitalization and sustainability: roadblocks and way forward in manufacturing supply chain planning

    Sourav Sengupta and Heidi Carin Dreyer

    7. Materials science and ontologies

    Jesper Friis, Gerhard Goldbeck, Sylvain Gouttebroze, Francesca Lønstad Bleken, and Emanuele Ghedini

    8. Toward semantic standard and process ontology for Additive manufacturing

    S Gouttebroze, J Friis, E W Hovig, and K Boivie

    9. Digital farming in Kenya under Covid-19: How digitalisation enables market expansion strategies and asymmetric power relations in the global production network of fertiliser

    Amalie Østhassel

    Part 3: Novel manufacturing processes and materials

    10. Possibilities and challenges of using robot manipulators in additive manufacturing

    Linn Danielsen Evjemo, Trond Arne Hassel, Eirik B. Njaastad, Salar Adel, Ingrid Fjordheim Onstein, Mathias Hauan Arbo, Vegard Brøtan, Andrej Cibicik, and Jan Tommy Gravdahl

    11. Sensor-guided motions for manipulators in manufacturing

    Esten Ingar Grøtli, Martin Albertsen Brandt, Mathias Hauan Arbo, Ingrid Fjordheim Onstein, Ahmed Mohammed, and Jan Tommy Gravdahl

    12. Welding of dissimilar metals: a comparative study

    Siri Marthe Arbo, Ivan Bunaziv, Xiaobo Ren, and Sverre Gulbrandsen-Dahl

    13. A review of recent advances in additive manufacturing with polymer materials

    Ben Alcock and Erik Andreassen

    14. On the degradation and lifetime prediction of filament wound composites subjected to thermal environmental sub-Tg aging

    Chaman Srivastava and Sotirios Grammatikos

    15. SFI Manufacturing – facts


    Sverre Gulbrandsen-Dahl is centre director of SFI Manufacturing and chief scientist at SINTEF Manufacturing.

    Heidi Carin Dreyer is a professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

    Einar L. Hinrichsen is Research Manager for a group in SINTEF AS named "Polymer and Composite Materials".

    Halvor Holtskog is a professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

    Kristian Martinsen is a senior researcher at SINTEF Manufacturing.

    Håkon Raabe is VP Projects at SINTEF Manufacturing, developing and managing applied research projects within manufacturing and technology development.

    Gabor Sziebig is currently a Research Manager with SINTEF Manufacturing and also a part-time Associate Professor with the Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway.

    "The Digitalization and Sustainable Manufacturing book covers research results with a broad view on how digitalization have evolved through 8 years as a major tool for transition towards Sustainable Manufacturing in selected Norwegian manufacturing companies. I recommend this book for readers looking for examples on industry-focused research on digitalization for sustainable manufacturing."

    Professor Dr. Ir. Bert Lauwers, President of the CIRP International Academy for Production Research 2022 – 2023, and full professor in Manufacturing Processes and systems and dean of the Faculty of Engineering Technology, KU Leuven, Belgium

    "I can recommend this book for its interesting snapshots from manufacturing industry-focused research on how digitalization can serve as a tool in the path towards a more sustainable manufacturing industry. The book offers insights from several areas, encompassing materials and manufacturing processes like additive manufacturing and welding, automation as well as manufacturing systems and organisation."

    Professor Michael Zwicky Hauschild, co-founder and director of the DTU Centre for Absolute Sustainability and professor at the Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering, DTU, Denmark