Morning: Visit at Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken.
Excellent reception and presentation of Sandvik by Jesper Ederth, Manager, Strategic Research and Pasi Kangas, VP and head of R&D. The situation and challenges for the company were well described.
Three PhD-students made presentations of their work. A very good discussions between Sandvik employees and each of the PhD-students took place at final poster session generating questions and contacts. There was valuable and encouraging feedback from Sandvik representatives regarding the Colloquium. No works visit or lab tour due to the restricted time schedule.
Participants: Students, about 15-20 Sandvik employees (R&D), JA, JS, LI
Local Radio interview of JA and two students, on direct air.
Afternoon: Visit at Ovako, Hofors. Lunch kindly hosted by Ovako. Company presentation by Simon Lille, Production Manager, Steel Mill Bar. Case studies presented by Ovako representatives.
Three PhD - student presentations.
Well spent time with poster sessions and discussions between students and Ovako representatives.
No plant visit or laboratory tour. Good feedback from Simon Lille, who was looking forward to a continuation of NSCAS.
Participants: Students, about 8-10 representatives from Ovako, JA, JS, LI.
Evening: Free time for the students in Borlänge. The PhD-students invited Triple Steelix representatives to participate at a common dinner. LI accepted and it was a good occasion to further discussions and reflexions.