The main goal of KOPROD is to demonstrate methods and technology solutions for future competitive production of complex, small and medium volume products for cost-sensitive markets. The project is financed by the Norwegian Research Council's BIA-program.
SmartChain – Automation and Digitalization for Efficient Supply Chains
Norwegian suppliers have had a significant competitiveness and growth potential related to knowledge-based production of highly advanced and innovative products with a high degree of customization. Over the years, we have positioned ourselves in the top of many premium market segments. However, when competition from low-cost competitors intensifies, can we also assert ourselves in the volume segments?
The research project CPS Plant will develop a framework for the Norwegian approach for the digital manufacturing industry. The consortium consists of 3 Norwegian industry partners, Norsk Hydro, Benteler Automotive and Hycast, and SINTEF Digital and NTNU (Trondheim and Gjovik) are the academic partners. SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing is the project leader.
MKRAM – Material Knowledge for Robust Additive Manufacturing
Industrial use of additive manufacturing (3D printing) is increasing. There are many recent developments, both technically and commercially, regarding materials, machines and production services. However, there are also R&D challenges, e.g. when it comes to predictable and repeatable material properties. The MKRAM project is addressing such challenges for selected metal alloys and plastics.
The project will develop technology for zero defect manufacturing within the fields of automation and autonomy. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council's BIA-program.
SFI Manufacturing's vision is to show that sustainable manufacturing in a high-cost country like Norway is possible, given the right products, technologies and people. Cross-disciplinary research will provide a knowledge based toolbox for future industrial innovations.
AddForm – Additive manufacturing of mould inserts for injection moulding of functional prototypes and small product series
Additive manufacturing (AM), often referred to as 3D printing, has received a lot of attention recently. The overall idea of the AddForm project is to use rather inexpensive mould inserts, made by AM, for injection moulding of plastic parts. The project focuses on polymer-based AM materials.
Process for production of membrane elements
In the project "Establishment of a process for production of membrane elements", an industrial manufacturing process for membrane tubes for CO2 capture using hydrogen separation, is developed. Reinertsen AS, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry and SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing AS participate in the project.
The Arena-project i4plastics consists of 17 small and large companies and expertise centres in the plastics industry, with SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing as formal host. Most of the involved companies have a strong international position, based on their strength in plastic-related materials and manufacturing processes.