About us

Visinator founders: Daniel Nåfors, Jonatan Berglund, Liang Gong, and Erik Lindskog (Photo: Nina Silow)

Founded in December of 2017, Visinator is a spin-off company from the research group in Virtual and digital production systems at Chalmers University of Technology. Visinator offers solutions for industrial layout planning at small and medium-sized manufacturing companies, aiding them to expand or reorganize their production facility. By combining years of research in industrial layout planning with state of the art technologies in 3D laser scanning, CAD modeling, and VR technology Visinator delivers a complete package to plan and visualize changes in highly accurate natural scale models. The VR interface let’s all involved parties fully understand and be part of the planning process at an early stage. This ensures the future layout’s feasibility and functionality, anchors it within the organization, and let’s decision makers have the complete picture before investments are finalized.


Our Research Publications

Year Title Sources
2019 Development of virtual reality support to factory layout planning International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing
2018 Testing and validating Extended Reality (xR) technologies in manufacturing Procedia Manufacturing
2018 Virtual Reality Technology for Factory Layout Planning Licentiate Thesis
2018 Supporting Discrete Event Simulation with 3D Laser Scanning and Value Stream Mapping: Benefits and Drawbacks Procedia CIRP
2018 A novel tool for optimization and verification of layout and human logistics in digital factories Procedia CIRP
2018 A Framework for Systematic use of Realistic Visualisation to Support Layout Planning of Production Systems PhD Thesis
2018 Realistic virtual models for factory layout planning Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference
2017 The Comparison Study of Different Operator Support Tools for Assembly Task in the Era of Global Production Procedia Manufacturing
2017 Measuring Operator Emotion Objectively at a Complex Final Assembly Station Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering
2017 Adaptation of High-Variant Automotive Production System Using a Collaborative Approach Dynamics of Long-Life Assets
2017 A VSM Approach to Support Data Collection for a Simulation Model 2017 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)
2017 Forming effective culturally diverse work teams in project courses 13th international CDIO conference proceedings
2017 Defining gestural interactions for large vertical touch displays Lecture Notes in Computer Science
2017 A Novel VR Tool for Collaborative Planning of Manufacturing Process Change using Point Cloud Data Procedia CIRP
2017 Virtual Reality and 3D Imaging to Support Collaborative Decision Making for Adaptation of Long-Life Assets Dynamics of Long-Life Assets
2017 Digital Tools to Support Knowledge Sharing and Cooperation in High-Investment Product-Services Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
2017 Production system redesign using realistic visualisation International Journal of Production Research
2016 Improving manufacturing process change by 3D visualization support: A pilot study on truck production Procedia CIRP
2016 Change Agent Infrastructure (CHAI) – a Stakeholder Analysis Tool for Ergonomics- and Work Environment- Related Change Projects Proceedings of  AHFE 2016
2016 Layout Planning and Geometry Analysis Using 3D Laser Scanning in Production System Redesign Procedia CIRP
2016 Production system geometry assurance using 3D imaging Procedia CIRP
2016 On the tradeoff between data density and data capture duration in 3D laser scanning for production system engineering Procedia CIRP
2016 Improving lean design of production systems by visualization support Procedia CIRP
2014 Using 3D Laser Scanning to Support Discrete Event Simulation of Production Systems: Lessons Learned Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference
2014 Towards Realistic Visualisation of Production Systems Licentiate Thesis
2014 Lean Based Problem Solving using 3D Laser  Scanned Visualizations of Production Systems International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology
2014 Lessons Learned from 3D Laser Scanning of Production Systems Proceedings of  The 6th International Swedish Production Symposium 2014
2013 Towards Automating Production Optimization – Combining Automated Data Acquisition, Automated Model Generation and Automated Analysis ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition
2013 Toward the ideal of automating production optimization ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
2013 Integration of 3D Laser Scanning Into Traditional DES Project Methodology Winter Simulation Conference 2013
2013 Evaluation and Calculation of Dynamics in Environmental Impact Assessment Advances in Production Management Systems
2013 Visualization Support for Virtual Redesign of Manufacturing Systems Procedia CIRP
2013 A Hierarchical Approach for Evaluating Energy Trade-offs in Supply Chains International Journal of Production Economics
2013 Multi-Resolution Modeling for Supply Chain Sustainability Analysis Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference
2012 Combining Point Cloud Technologies with Discrete Event Simulation Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference
2012 Environmental Impact Assessment for Manufacturing: Data Requirements for a Simulation-Based Approach Swedish Production Symposium
2012 Framework for Ecolabeling using Discrete Event Simulation Proceedings of the 2012 spring simulation multiconference
2012 Synthesis of Manufacturing and Facility Data for Sustainability Analysis Proceedings of the 2012 ASME International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering
2012 3D Movie Creation from Discrete Event Simulation Software Models of Manufacturing Industries International Conference of Modeling, Optimization and Simulation
2012 Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Tradeoffs Using Simulation Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference
2011 Integration of Life Cycle Inventories Incorporating Manufacturing Unit Processes Proceedings of the ASME 2011
2011 Energy Efficiency Analysis for a Casting Production System Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference
2011 A Method for Determining the Environmental Footprint of Industrial Products Using Simulation Proceedings – Winter Simulation Conference