SFI Manufacturing newsletter 3
The 30th and 31st of October we've had the SFI Manufacturing autumn workshop in Nordfjord, with Brødrene Aa as host organization. Prior to this workshop, we published the third SFI newsletter, which focused on the research area Multi-Material Products and Processes.
Living with zero-emission technology
How does technology change people, and how do people change in response to technology? Sixteen people volunteered to live in a high-tech, zero-emission house to help researchers answer those exact questions.
6th Conference on Learning Factories
Welcome to the 6th Conference on Learning Factories, arranged by NTNU Gjøvik and SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing, the 29th and 30th of June at Gjøvik. The conference is sponsored by CIRP and SFI Manufacturing, Norways cross-disciplinary research centre for competitive high value manufacturing.
SINTEF awarded three new Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research
The Research Council of Norway has granted funding to eight new Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME). Each new centre is guaranteed an annual allocation of NOK 15‒25 million for up to eight years.
Illness and injuries at work are costing Norway NOK 30 billion a year
Back pain is the most common ailment affecting quality of life, while crush injuries are the most likely to result in death – and this constitutes the biggest cost to society.
First annual report SFI Manufacturing
The vision of SFI Manufacturing is to show how sustainable manufacturing in a high-cost country like Norway is possible, and what it takes to improve global competitiveness. The research centre has had a good start-up period. – I am very pleased to see how our strong consortium of industrial- and academic partners is developing SFI Manufacturing into a vital research centre, says centre manager Sverre Gulbrandsen-Dahl.
Extreme cold weather clothing
If the Norwegian oil and gas industry is heading into the Arctic, it must be dressed for the occasion. This requires unique specialist technical expertise.
Immigrant women ready for work in record time
Poorly educated immigrant women qualify rapidly for a life in work as part of a Norwegian pilot project involving an "all-in-one" language tuition and vocational training programme.