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RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
SINTEF is committed to developing knowledge and solutions for an inclusive and sustainable employment. In partnership with industry and the public sector, we will create innovative and efficient business that can meet future challenges of global competition.
The Digital Worker ERA will focus on exposure, physical and organisational factors for workers in the petroleum industry. We will build new knowledge on real-time exposure assessment of chemical, physiological strain and the human factors elements of using such assessments in-situ.
Currently, maintenance planning in the railroad domain is predominantly performed manually and involves: Crew scheduling (assigning maintenance tasks to crews dependent on skill set) and job shop scheduling (assign time slots for vehicles to depot workstations). These activities should be synchronised and coordinated with vehicles revenue generating activity (where the vehicles are scheduled to transporting goods or passengers). Due to the substantial fixed costs involved, improved planning is expected to generate significant cost savings.
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?
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.