Thursday - 14th August

8:00 Bus departs from Conference Hotel
8:30 Coffee
8:45 Registration
9:00 Welcome introduction
View abstractThomas J. Howard
Head of Robust Design Group, DTU

9:10 Robust design, Predictable innovation
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Niels Hansen, Chief Engineer, Novo Nordisk Device R&D
9:20 Denmark: Excellence in Mechanical Design
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Janus Juul Rasmussen, CEO Valcon Design
Keynote 1
Robust Design Impact in Industry
Martin Ebro, DTU/Valcon Design

10:00 Break
Oral Session 1 - Robustness in Design
Industry Case 1
Prediction of Glass Cartridge Robustness in Assembly line Loading
Torben Hansen, Novo Nordisk
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11:00 Scaling Under Dynamic Uncertainty Using Laws of Growth
Julian Lotz, TU Darmstadt
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11:20 A Comparative Study on Tolerance Analysis Approaches
Benjamin Schleich, FAU
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11:40 Design Guidance for Robust Design
Valter Loll, Loll Consult
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12:00 Lunch
13:00 Robust Design Workshop: A forensic engineering case
During this workshop the delegates will be placed into teams. They will be given a product and a case file with clues to the product's failure and the major incident that incurred.
Included in the case files will be engineering drawings, specifications, reliability test results, CAD drawings and various other useful bits of information. Working in your groups you will discuss and analyse the design and work out what the problems were, how to solve the problem both in terms of a quick fix and in terms of long term design improvement. Teams will be encouraged to bring their own robust design methods to the table and to discuss their applicability both now and when the design was being developed.
The session will finish with a round of presentations of key findings and improvements followed by pre-prepared expert analysis of the cases and what exactly went wrong.
15:00 Break
Robust Design Workshop: A forensic engineering case

17:00 Bus departs from Conference
20:00 Conference Dinner
Nørrebro Bryghus (meet at hotel reception at 19:30)

Friday - 15th August

8:00 Bus departs from Conference Hotel
8:30 Coffee
Rapid results with robust design
Torben Bygvraa Rasmussen, NNE Pharmaplan
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9:00 Computer Aided Robust Design session
CETOL 6σ tolerance analysis
CETOL 6σ tolerance analysis software provides product development teams with the insight .. Read more

Sigmetrix GD&T Software
A necessary function of the design process, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) .. Read more

OPTIMUS® - Advanced Design Exploration
Input variability is the source of unexpected and often unintended product behavior.
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JMP - Statistical Discovery from SAS
Achieving high quality and reliability requires a passion for, and dedication to, continuous learning and improvement.
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10:15 Break
Poster Session
  • A Robust Design Methodology Process
    Ida Gremyr, Chalmers University
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  • Methodology to identify an ideal point of time for performing a FMEA during the product development process
    Jan Würtenberger, TU Darmstadt
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  • Sensitivity Analysis of Tolerances which Restrict Multiple Similar Geometry Elements
    Philipp Ziegler, FAU
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  • Systematic Method for Axiomatic Robustness-Testing (SMART)
    Stefan Kemmler, University of Stuttgart
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  • Categorisation RDMs
    Moritz Göhler, DTU
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Industry Case 2
Validation of Customer Requirements by System Simulation Taking Tolerances and System Variations into Account
Matthias Ehlert, BMW
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12:00 Lunch
Oral Session 2 - Robustness in Production
Keynote 2
LEGO's production challenge: maintaining process capability and product quality while increasing production volume and bringing new products to the market.
Rikke Andersen, Six Sigma Engineer / LEGO System A/S
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13:30 Robust Design Principles to Evaluate Additive Manufacturing Capabilities
Iñigo Flores, Aalto University
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13:50 Robust Design of active Systems - an approach to consider disturbances within the selection of sensors
Tillmann Freund, TU Darmstadt
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14:10 Robust Design Process for the Dimensional and Geometrical Features on Cold Formed Components
Julian D. Booker, Bristol
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14:30 Closing Session
15:00 Farewell drinks reception
16:00 Bus departs from Conference
20:00 Food & Drinks at Christiania, (meet at hotel reception at 19:30) (Not included in conference fee)