Geometric optimisation as a solution to industrial challenges
As a strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry, Flanders Make supports the Flemish industry with innovative methods, research and techniques. Our research is conducted to achieve faster optimal designs of drive trains, components, flexible assembly cells and production plants.
Knowledge in mathematical modelling and optimisation support this research. How these techniques are applied is illustrated in this article with 2 examples. We developed a tool which allows us to optimise the position of the actors in an assembly cell. In addition, we built a web-based tool for the hospitality sector. With this tool it possible for a restaurant owner to quickly calculate the optimal table setting with respect to the current Covid-rules.