Searching for the secret to more efficient solar cells
The search for the perfect solar cell is not yet over. Norwegian researchers are now adopting a new approach to the cells’ raw material, crystalline silicon, with the aim of making the electricity-generating cells even more efficient.
Minerals and Materials for a Sustainable Future
For the first time this week, the Nature Research Group, publishers of Nature, will host an international conference in Trondheim in cooperation with NTNU, SINTEF and the Geological Survey of Norway. The theme for the conference, which runs from 11-13 September, is the sustainable use of minerals and materials.
“Peephole” models that can slim down cars
New computer models are solving atomic-scale problems that occur when we fuse two different materials together. This may lead to lighter cars in the future.
How the tide turned on plastic
It wasn’t until World War II that plastic products began to be mass-produced as they are today. The war accelerated the need for new technologies, and plastics came to revolutionise the way we live – providing us with durable, mass-produced and inexpensive commodities. They promised men of the 1950s a vision of the future, and their housewives an easier life. And plastics more than fulfilled their promise. Plastic products have been so successful that we are now literally swimming in them.
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.
SFI Manufacturing newsletter 1 & 2
Would you like to stay updated about SFI Manufacturing and the research that is been done? From now on you can read about it in the SFI Manufacturing newsletter, which will be publised prior to each workshop.
Video - i4plastics aims to be a forerunner
One century ago, almost no plastic was used by mankind. Today, plastic products have infiltrated nearly all aspects of our private and professional lives. The next important transition will be the use of renewable resources for producing plastics and finding new value for plastics after its end of life. i4plastics aims to be a forerunner in this transition.
SFI Manufacturing's Annual Report 2016
SFI Manufacturing is a cross-disciplinary centre for research based innovations for competitive high value manufacturing in Norway. The research centre has had a successful 2016. – The first full year for SFI Manufacturing was a great one, says centre manager Sverre Gulbrandsen-Dahl.