Zwick/Roell TestXpo day 2

We spent the second day at the testXpo looking at the fatigue testing machines. Vibrophore is a group of machines suitable for high-cycle fatigue testing. Some of them were extreme, like the one on the first photo below – a 1000kN machine. The second one we looked at, 50kN, is maybe more suitable for us. What … Continue reading “Zwick/Roell TestXpo day 2”

Zwick/Roell TestXpo day 1

We were invited to the Zwick/Roell TestXpo (23rd International Forum for Materials Testing) in Ulm to give a lecture about our lab. I talked about the design of our corrosion-fatigue test rig and shared some problems we had while building it. It was very nice to see the large interest in our rig. Around 800 … Continue reading “Zwick/Roell TestXpo day 1”

Networking in Lausanne

Yesterday we took part in The Innovative Smart Materials Networking Conference (ISMC) in Lausanne. It is an one-day conference organized by the Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative (SWII). The aim is to promote Swiss-Swedish innovation cooperation and create a larger number of Swiss-Swedish R&D projects. Presentations by participants were followed by speed dating between companies, academia and fundino … Continue reading “Networking in Lausanne”

Master thesis project – apply now!

We have a master thesis project starting januari 2015. The thesis will be a joint cooperation between Scania and KTH and will be focused on studying the effect of corrosive diesel exhaust gases on the fatigue properties of new engine materials. Follow the link and send us your application! http://karriar.scania.com/Images/FU14-105_tcm50-444173.pdf  

European corrosion congress

It is time for the annual european corrosion congress, EUROCORR, which takes place in Pisa, Italy this year! A perfect place for meeting researchers  from both the academy and the industry. The conference is huge and covers corrosion research in many industries, such as oil and gas, automotive, marine, aerospace, electronics, drinking water systems, refinery industry, nuclear … Continue reading “European corrosion congress”