Product Development

Design Sciences | Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Product development is the set of activities beginning with the perception of a market opportunity and ending in the production, sale, and delivery of a product which adds value to the intended customer’s life.

In our research, we explore any areas that may be of help in achieving this. This ranges from areas such as the product development process itself and how best to manage it and come up with innovative solutions to problems, all the way through to virtual and physical technologies that may be of use in accelerating the product development cycle.

Research projects


Optimization of tailored selective heat treatment pattern for sheet material formability/trimability and/or sheet part properties.

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STEPS (Sustainable Plastics and Transition Pathways) is a research programme with a vision of a future society in which plastics are sustainably produced, used and recycled in a circular economy. 

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Injection moulding of structural components

The objective of this pre-study is to increase the knowledge about injection moulding of structural components.

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Robust injection moulding of automotive components with desired surface properties

Injection moulding is a fast and cost efficient manufacturing technique, which for long time has been used for manufacturing of interior automotive components. 

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3D Memories promoting inhibited potential in design processes

This project challenges the boundaries of what people with memory difficulties can accomplish if they get the opportunity to physically portray memories with 3D printing technologies.

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Research areas

Below you can find those research areas which we are continuously interested to work with. Some sub-areas are also suitable for developing master thesis (see more info here).

If you are interested in working with us on any following areas, please do not hesitate to contact us! 

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Feel free to contact us, should you have any research projects that you think might be of interest to us, or our students.

Per-Erik Andersson
Lecturer, Head of Division
+46 46 222 85 17