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.
A lucky side effect of the polymeric coatings on steel pipelines is that they also work as bumpers at great water depths. PhD candidate Ole Vestrum has found a new way to model how they react when hit by mooring lines, falling anchors or fishing trawls.
MSc students Magnus Pjaaka Torp and Håkon Frydenberg study polymeric coated pipelines and their ability to withstand sudden impact.
Many users choose a glass design after testing 30 samples. Possibly worrying fact: you may need thousands of tests to get statistically trustworthy results.