– Multifunctional polymer composites has enormous potential to affect the sustainability and performance in a positive way by the reduction of size, weight, cost and power consumption, says Nazanin Emami.
Communicates research and listening to industry
Professor Roland Larsson is the subject representative for machine elements, the research group at Luleå University of Technology who works with tribology and the research is on a high international level.
– Tribology Days has become an important event for us to communicate our research with users in industry and at the same time be able to listen to the their needs of the new research. This year we had a nice mix of material tribology, tribology modeling and tribological condition monitoring. It is clearly visible that the field is developed in these directions. This is also the research areas that LuCenT - Luleå Centre for Tribology will focus on in the future, says Roland Larsson.
Meet at different locations in Sweden
This year the conference was held in Luleå, with Vetenskapens Hus and Luleå University of Technology as meeting places. Besides several presentations of tribology researchers, Henrik Mårtensson, Scania, and Jonas Ståhl, SKF also gave presentations. A visit to Gestamp HardTech, research partner with Luleå University of Technology, was also on the agenda.
– We have now held Tribology Days for 15 years, always in different places around Sweden with a company as host, this year it was Gestamp HardTech. We have been in several locations, such as Copenhagen, Ystad, Landskrona, Gothenburg, Trollhättan, Nynäshamn, Södertälje, Örnsköldsvik and Luleå. Next year the conference is hosted by Vattenfall and will be in Älvkarleby, says Roland Larsson.
– It is positive that this year the meeting did not only create a contact between the university and industry, but also provides an opportunity for the students in our Master's program in tribology, TRIBOS, to learn more about what happens in the Swedish tribology research, Roland Larsson concludes.