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Innovation Challenge

Safera and Sintrol chosen as winners in Mirka’s Innovation Challenge to tackle workplace dust

Mirka, the Finnish surface finishing specialist previously launched an Innovation Challenge to be able to develop new ideas and ways of working, regarding dust measurement in workplaces, inviting visionaries and innovators to tackle a challenge formed by dust. Co-created with Spinverse, the Mirka Innovation Challenge is part of Mirka’s multisectoral SurfValue ecosystem to develop surface finish technologies of the future.

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Shared victory in SmartSteel Innovation Challenge

A shared victory between Fraunhofer Institute IPM from Germany and Luleå University of Technology from Sweden, who both came up with ideas on how to trace steel products by using the materials own characteristics. That was the result of the SmartSteel Innovation Challenge 2018 arranged by Spinverse with SSAB and Sandvik Materials Technology.

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Innovation Challenge looking for ideas on Fingerprint identity for steel product recognition

Currently, tracing of steel products is possible via physical markings. The vision is to provide the opportunity to follow the steel products all the way from the mill to the end product, for example to communicate its properties and processing instructions to the processing machine. The first version of the SSAB SmartSteel service enables customers to identify products and access material information. Read more about the vision of SmartSteel at SSAB.

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