PhD candidate Johan Kolstø Sønstabø has spent ten weeks with Honda R&D Americas as part of his work on flow-drill screw connections to join aluminium sheets. Here is his report from the stay:
“Some of the presentations we have seen are jaw-dropping.” “There are big challenges ahead.” These potentially contradictory quotes encapsulate the impressions of SFI CASA’s Scientific Advisory Group meeting last week.
“This has been a most useful and exciting visit,” said State Secretary Gjermund Hagesæter after spending a whole day at SFI CASA last month.
Student interest in research group SIMLab has never been higher. This is promising news for the quality of SFI CASA master’s students and PhD Candidates.
Professor Marysilvia Costa from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil recently visited SIMLab. She was accompanied by research colleagues Aynor Ariza and Geovanio Lima.
An SFI that doesn’t help industry isn’t an SFI; a simple fact and a real challenge. That’s why CASA has established an Industrial Reference Group. At the helm: Audi’s Arjan Strating.
How do you find the path to optimal solutions? You ask. In SFI CASA’s technical meeting 1-3 March, the partners will see their own answers to questions on the programmes Industrial Implementation and Structural Joints.
Bullet proof windows don’t help much if the whole building comes down on you: Obvious? Sure, and one of the classic dilemmas facing the people who plan the new government headquarters in Oslo.