The weakest adhesive John Fredrick Berntsen has studied in his doctoral dissertation is strong enough to lift a 1 500 kilos car with a bonded area of only 3×3 centimetres.
When a shiny new car model is rolling off the factory floor, it is also a compact example of research with high utility value. Recently, vendors in car-dealer Møller Bil got a presentation on how scientists at SFI CASA contribute to ever safer vehicles.
Glass is brittle. When it breaks, it happens suddenly and unexpectedly. It is precisely this unpredictable and violent behaviour that attracts the interest of SFI CASA´s Jonas Rudshaug.
SFI CASA´s Ruben Løland Sælen started on his PhD studies on 3D printed polymers in August 2019. The yearly revenues in the global market for such materials are expected to grow from $10 billion to $20 billion by the time he defends his thesis.
The body of a modern car is like a gigantic 3D Puzzle, with a multitude of different materials, parts and pieces. The joining of all those mixed parts is a crucial challenge in today´s design of car bodies.
Associate Professor Ida Westermann has a bun in the oven. Don’t worry. She knows how to bake. Even aluminium.