University of Stavanger

Joint gathering for engineers from Faculty of Science and Technology University of Stavanger

8th of December engineers from the faculty had a joint gathering at the Museum of Archaeology. This was a full day seminar with presentation held by different departments within the faculty.

Around 50 engineers met and had a long wanted social gathering in this pandemic year. The museum presented their research on the archaeological excavation underneath the 1000 year old cathedral in Stavanger City. They presented interesting findings from the Viking age and human skeletons.  The seminar ended a guided tour around the museum. The Dig-man project was presented during the seminar. Engineers in educational institution are some of the stakeholders for our project as most of the engineers are involved in the lab class activities at University of Stavanger.

National Conference on Additive Manufacturing - 3D printing

The first Norwegian national conference for additive manufacturing – 3D printing was held in Stavanger October 27th-28th 2021.

Additive Manufacturing - 3D printing is a flexible technology that can be transferred between industries. The technology provides greater design freedom, lower costs, lower climate footprint, and a more circular use of resources.

With participation from industrial environments and academia from all over Norway. The aim is to establish a national structure, and annual national conferences on AM. The Danish counterpart Danish AM Hub told about their experiences.

The program was broad, relevant and nutritious, with contributions from both industry and academia. Among the participants presenting was Equinor, Moreld, the University of Stavanger (UiS), the University of Tromsø (UiT), health actors and many more.


3D printing of hand wheels for valves

A student from University of Stavanger’s mechanical bachelor’s program has been working close to a local oil company to develop new replacement hand wheel for their valves that are installed on different oil rigs on the Norwegian continental shelf. The valves were designed using topology optimization within the generative design module of the Autodesk Fusion360 CAD/CAM software. The goal was to print new wheels using minimum of material. Furthermore, the company will be able to print the spare parts on location in the North Sea and removing the logistics having them sent from an onshore facility.

This being just another example of how ProDem knowledge that is in focus of the DIG_MAN project is being used to utilize most modern technology for the benefit of cost and sustainability.

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