The 67th CIRP general assembly

Professor Peihua Gu and Dr Alessandro Simeone participated in the 67thCIRP general assembly, Lugano, Switzerland, 20-26 August 2017 (

Professor Peihua Gu has presented his work on “Open interface design for product personalization”.


Open interfaces can improve the product personalization using product functional modules developed by third party vendors. They also support the product update through the module upgrading or replacement during the product lifespan. Characteristics of open interfaces are firstly investigated by the comparison with traditional mechanical interfaces. Methods are then introduced for the design, evaluation and operation of open interfaces. An open interface of the electric vehicle is proposed for the connection of different battery packs to verify the feasibility of proposed methods. Novelty of the research is the improved open interface for personalized products.

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