Masters thesis work: AM Prototyping metal injection molding tool

We are curious and create together.

Innovation starts with being curious.

At Volvo Cars, we believe that being curious and truly committed to understanding people is the key to future success. We are people who care about other people, working together to create new technologies and innovations for safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?

What is in it for you?

At Product & Quality you will be a key contributor to the next generation outstanding luxury cars from Volvo. Together with other engineers around the world, you and your team will find and create innovative ways how to enable the technique in the P&Q process to a final product that makes life less complicated and more enjoyable for people. Are you interested in Design, tool manufacturing, prototyping, Subtractive technology and Additive Manufacturing “3D printing” technology?

Do you share our passion for people, the environment and our urge to create a superior driving experience? Pilot Plant & Concept Centre is the place for you to prosper.

Volvo was one of the early adaptors of the technique and has used it both for Models, prototypes and process aids. The technology has recently taken the step to go from “Rapid Prototyping” to Additive Manufacturing. We are now interested to gain knowledge in the usage of AM “3D Printing” for injection molding and its methodology and the different factors that influence it.

Detailed description of thesis work:

Shorten lead-time and take the right decision when select a manufacturing method is always a need in the test object process.

There are many types of manufacturing processes and variation in product requirements depending where in the development process we are.

In this project we would like you to investigate and create a financial selection filter tool for different prototyping processes such as Additive Manufacturing, NC Milling, Sheet metal forming etc.

Expected outcome

• Case studies

• Benchmark

• Process methodologies

• Identify opportunities for future deliveries

• Suggestions of concrete improvements to implement

Do you fit the profile?

Good knowledge about metals, industrial processes, vehicles, economy. Excellent knowledge in tool making methods, injection molding and an ambitious work approach. Knowledge in additive manufacturing is considered as advantage.

Duration:

  • Estimated starting date: January 2019
  • 20 weeks, (30 ECTS).
  • The work will be carried out at Volvo Cars, Gothenburg.
  • For 1 student

How to learn more and apply:

Attach your resume and cover letter stating your interests within the given area and your thoughts and credentials. Please note that applications arriving later then the last application date will not be taken in consideration. Selection will be ongoing during the application period. In case of questions, please contact: Marie Sölvesvall (Recruiting Manager) marie.solvesvall@volvocars.com, tel +46 70 8227045 or Torbjörn Larsson (Industrial Supervisor) torbjorn.larsson.2@volvocars.com, tel +46-708-202103 or Martin Ödlund (Industrial Supervisor) martin.odlund@volvocars.com, tel +46 72 9707778. We want your application as soon as possible, but no later than 2018-12-01.

Who are we?

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future. Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent. We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavor and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.

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