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When machines become their own doctors
What if advanced production equipment such as industrial robots and machine tools could report its health status and deviations that could lead to quality loss and costly down-time in production. With built-in smart sensors and data analysis, machine tools and industrial robots will perform self-diagnoses, which is a big step towards a more knowledge-driven and sustainable industry.
Seminars that want to change industry and society
A seminar series addressing Industrial and Societal transformation towards sustainability starts in the fall. With a mix of inspirational speakers to more focused presentations by both external and internal speakers, the organizers hope for exciting meetings.
She designs new materials on an atomic level
By using quantum mechanical modelling, KTH Researcher Raquel Lizárraga can help companies to cut years and millions from the development of new materials.
Thesis hot topic in politicians’ social media
"It is cheaper to own an electric car than a petrol-driven car." If you think you’ve seen this headline recently, you’re right: the research of Jens Hagman from KTH's Machine Design has made headlines in almost all news media.
Re-thinking of parking areas can transform cities
What will happen with the existing parking areas in a future urban environment with less cars and shared transportation? On that note, researchers at the Department of Machine Design want to map the total costs of parking spaces and explore how reutilisation models of parking as a resource can make us change our mobility habits - and cut CO2 emissions.
Wave energy benefits from the mistakes of wind power
Is wave energy the new star of renewables? The potential is great and a research team at KTH works towards a faster development for harvesting the powers of the seas.
Climate footprint can be cut by half with co-living
The climate footprint per person can be reduced by more than 50 percent if the homes are designed to share common areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. This is shown by research from KTH in Live-In Lab, where co-living is a hot topic.
Recycled brake pads on cars save money and environment
The brake pads on cars may have as much as 25 percent of the braking material remaining when discarded. Research shows that by reusing the material in used brake pads, energy consumption and carbon footprint can be reduced by over 30 percent.
KTH in steel revolution
When the UN Climate Summit gathered the world's leaders in New York last fall, two Swedes were the talk of the town: Greta and "HYBRIT" - an initiative by SSAB, Vattenfall and LKAB that will make steel production fossil-free and substantially reduce CO2 emissions in Sweden. KTH plays an important role in what is called a revolution in steelmaking.
Elastic "memory" metal achieved without relying on heat
Elastic metal alloys are able to “memorize” their previous form after being subjected to temperature change. Now a new alloy has been developed which becomes elastic at room temperature.
Paper waste makes greener steel
If the ideal sustainability project saves both the environment and money, and at the same time develops a research area, Osmet might be just that. Two of Sweden's largest basic industries join forces in an industrial and environmental win-win, where one's waste is processed into the other one’s raw materials. A project now entering its third step and made possible by, among others, researchers at KTH.
Being relevant is key to dissemination
The energy field can make large contributions to a sustainable future – which is the reason why Björn Palm from Department of Energy Technology goes to work every morning. Being relevant to the industry is the start of getting the research disseminated, he says, “and eventually making an impact, means that we have succeeded in making a difference in some way”.