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null Consortium meeting at Raufoss November 9th - 10th 2022

All SFI PhysMet members were invited to the biannual SFI consortium meeting at Raufoss November 9th – 10th. The meeting was hosted by SINTEF Manufacturing and 55 participants met at The Catapult Centre at Raufoss (Manufacturing Technology).

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The Catapult centre at Raufoss.

Highligts presented at the Raufoss meeting

The consortium meetings are good arenas for exchange of ideas and learning about the latest findings from SFI PhysMet activities. The first day of the meeting there were presentations of scientific highlights from the five research areas.

Group picture. Participants Raufoss meeting
Participants SFI PhysMet meeting at Raufoss. November 2022. Photo: Kari Håland, NTNU

Auditorium Raufoss. Photo

The second day started with a presentation of a ‘tool’ to monitor and follow up research activities and  results with innovation potential in SFI PhysMet and a discussion on the possibility of cross-partner industrial business cases.

This was followed by a presentation of the  SFI PhysMet partners located at Raufoss – SINTEF Manufacturing, Benteler and Raufoss Technology, followed by a guided tour the respective industrial sites as well as the SINTEF facilities. This was a great opportunity to learn more about the manufacturing industry at Raufoss. Important questions to discuss are what challenges are facing the industry and how can activities in the SFI make an impact and be implemented in the industry?

The Catapult Centre

The catapult centre, Manufacturing Technology, was a great location for the consortium meeting. “A shorter way from idea to market” is the vision of the catapult, built upon the foundation of more than 150 years of industry at Raufoss Industry park.  General manager Emma Østerbø gave a presentation on the facilities and the vision of the catapult.

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General Manager Emma Østerbø presented The Catapult Centre Manufacturing Technology. Photo: Kari Håland, NTNU

The equipment and competence in the catapult centre is organized in seven so called mini factories. 

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Testing of one of the instruments at the Catapult centre. Photo: Kari Håland, NTNU

We want to thank all participants for taking part in the meeting discussions, and particularly the local partners at Raufoss for hosting very interesting meeting.