Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
Additive manufacturing (AM, often referred to as"3D printing") is a class of fast-growing production technologies which provide new opportunities for the industry and other sectors, such as healthcare. (However, models and prototypes is still an important area for some AM technologies.) SINTEF has many activities in the AM field, together with Norwegian and international industry.
SINTEF performs research covering large parts of the battery value chain, including development of Li-ion technology, materials for new battery chemistries, battery cell design and prototypes, sensor technology, cooling and control systems (BMS) for battery cells and packs, as well as evaluation of performance and life time of prototype and commercial batteries and battery systems for a variety of applications. The latter also includes activity on high voltage cables and connectors.
Bio economics is concerned with the economics of producing and processing renewable biological land-based and marine resources, often in connection with a shift to (more) sustainable principles. We develop models for decision support for various bio economy actors, based on operations research methods, complemented by insight from disciplines such as economics, process technology, logistics, environmental science or social science research.