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.
Cooled patients are treated differently
What is the best form of first aid for a cold, injured body? Mountain medicine researchers are now co-operating to find the answer. At present there is actually no “best practice” for treating this type of patients.
Air could be the world’s next battery
Storing compressed air in sealed tunnels and mines could be a way of storing energy in the future – if an EU project in which Norway is a partner is successful.
New allergy test promises safer antibiotic use
Allergies to antibiotics are the commonest form of medication allergies and, in the worst cases, can result in anaphylaxis and death. SINTEF is participating in the development of a new allergy test that will make it easier to provide patients with safe and correct treatments.
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.