"In Sirius, we work with a sharp budget and real money, this is the real deal", says Magnus Karlberg, programme manager for The Master Programme in Mechanical Engineering.
Among this year's products, a smaller machine for soil preparation in forestry was presented which consumes less fuel and causes less damage in the surrounding nature. A new type of milling tool was also shown here, a simulation environment for Volvo's gravel excavators, quieter fan and cooling systems and a tool for producing tomorrow's chains for Husqvarna's chainsaws.
"The Sirius course is like our first real assignment, a first step in our careers," says Edwin Björk, student and one of today's two conferences.
For the third year in a row, students from Luleå University of Technology's Sirius course worked on the development of the BvS10 Beowulf off-road vehicle for BAE Systems Hägglunds in Örnsköldsvik. Since this vehicle can be used both for military and civilian purposes and is a world leader in its niche, there is great confidentiality regarding its innovations. But at least it is said that university students contributed to an upgraded gearbox, better brakes and increased performance.
After the lectures, visitors and participants could mingle among the stands and prototypes. This year's Sirius project was carried out in collaboration with BAE Systems, Sandvik Coromant, Volvo, Scania, the Forest Technology cluster Skogstekniska klustret and Husqvarna.