KE-works is a high-tech startup active in in new product development for engineering intensive manufacturing companies. KE-works is founded in 2008 as a spin-out from the Delft University of Technology, has a background in the fields of knowledge based engineering and multidisciplinary design optimisation applied to aircraft design. Its core competences are in the fields of knowledge management, systems engineering, and software engineering.
The mission of KE-works is to improve significantly the operational efficiency of manufacturing companies through flexible and efficient product development processes. KE-works' vision of new product development is centred on a multidisciplinary design control room, where highly integrated and automated design engineering processes enable a multidisciplinary project team to evaluate possible design options in real-time. To realise this vision there is a need for both integration and automation of different users, methods and technologies. In Fortissimo, KE-works will act as an end-user SME and will provide engineering process workflow in experiment 9. KE-works will provide the use-case and applications that are to be included in the cloud-based HPC environment for the License as a Service (LAAS) experiment. The experiment will provide an industrial use case within the Aerospace Engineering domain, especially for the optimised design of electrical wiring systems in aircraft.