Each year, Revolve NTNU gets bigger and better. One of the reasons we grow each year is because of our sponsors. Let’s not forget that they are a part of our team, as well as the students who build the car. Without our sponsors, we would not have had the opportunity to produce high-quality parts for the different systems on our car. We have several different types of sponsors, ranging from everything from software to mechanical parts to autonomous systems. We are so grateful for all of the help we get from them. They are always there if we need help exploring new concepts or improve our designs. We can always count on them to help us if we are in need. To all of our sponsors, thank you for being a part of Revolve NTNU Team 2018!
Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG) is an international technology corporation that delivers advanced and reliable solutions that improve safety, security and performance in complex operations and during extreme conditions. KONGSBERG works with demanding customers in the global defence, maritime, oil and gas and aerospace industries.
KONGSBERG has been Revolve’s main sponsor since 2014. As a part of our cooperation with KONGSBERG, Revolve NTNU is granted access to one of Norway’s most high-tech workshops, giving us the opportunity to produce our own monocoque and other carbon fiber parts. Revolve NTNU gathers students from different fields of study working together towards the same goal, much like KONGSBERG. The collaboration extends beyond production and resources, Revolve NTNU and Kongsberg share important values. As a result, the cooperation with KONGSBERG gives a whole new meaning to our vision – From Theory to Practice.
Car and property group Bertel O. Steen AS with subsidiaries is one of Norway’s largest service and trading companies. The group imports Mercedes-Benz, Kia, Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Smart, Fuso and Setra car brands to Norway and is a major actor in the field of automotive, engineering, workshop operations and real estate.
Bertel O. Steen have a long lasting and proud tradition in Norway, letting innovation, development and curiosity play a central role in renewing and advancing the company further. The Bertel O. Steen group became acquainted with Revolve NTNU in the spring of 2017, and our cooperation will continue for the years to come. The partnership gives Revolve NTNU the necessary resources to realize our projects. As one of our main sponsors, Bertel O. Steen are pushing Revolve NTNU to reach even further, always driving the project to new heights.
As one of the worlds largest distributors of electronic components, Arrow supplies their customers with a wide arrange of electronic components, and business-critical IT solutions. In addition to that, the company has a skillled a team of enigneers, which have helped us hand-pick the sensors we use to ensure a steady, and secure access to the critical information of our vehicle. Arrow has supplied us with sensors, connectors, battery-monitoring chips and fire-proof suits for our drivers.
In racing, data is everything. For testing, racing and eveuntally winning, having full control of what goes on at every moment is crucial. Revolve NTNU uses a telemetry system based around the products of Radionor Communications. They’re Cordis Radio Eye phased array radios provides us with range, capacity and reliability neeeded for an aspiring racing team. Using this system, Revolve NTNU have the connection needed when we need it
Tronrud Engineering is at the forefront of innovation in manufacturing. Over the past 40 years, they have developed, produced and delivered customized industrial products and technical solutions for their customers – bringing them a competitive advantage and profitability. The company has around 118 employees at tis premises in Eggemoen, plus 38 in its two subsidiaries – one in Singapore and one in Moss, south of Oslo. Tronrud Engineering has been a long-standing partner of Revolve NTNU, providing mainly 3D-printing solutions.
HTS Maskinteknikk is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of high quality mechanical precision components to the subsea, aerospace and defense industry. HTS Maskinteknikk combines cutting-edge technology, capacity and human capital to deliver flawless quality products with an impressive time-to-market speed. Located in Drammen with more than 50 CNC operated machines, HTS Maskinteknikk provides the latest within production technological solutions. In 2018, HTS Maskinteknikk is machining several high-precision critical components for our in-wheel assembly.
Mjøs Metallvarefabrikk AS is a manufacturing company, with in-house production capabilities for prototyping, casting, machining, assembly and testing. The company’s key strategy is aiming to support the customers with production know-how – providing engineering services with a real design-for-production approach.
The company is well equipped for engineering turn-key solutions; as a stand-alone service or in joint cooperation with the customer. Mjøs Metallvarefabrikk AS manufactures a wide variety of mechanical precision components for the marine industry, the offshore- and subsea market, as well as other demanding industries.
Mjøs is this year, as last, machining the high complexity rim centers for Revolve NTNU, and is this year also supporting the driverless project with machined parts.
Nvidia is an American technology company based in Santa Clara, California. It designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming, cryptocurrency, and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. Considering the automotive market, it is the Nvidia Drive PX series that is by some considered the most remarkable, with the Drive PX2 Auto Chauffeur being the one we are going to use. Nvidia also partners with leading automakers like Mercedes-Benz and Tesla to revolutionize how people drive – and empower vehicles to drive themselves.
Founded in 1983 and based in Silicon Valley, Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. is a technology company known worldwide for its real-time LiDAR sensors. The company evolved after founder/inventor David Hall developed the HDL-64 Solid-State Hybrid LiDAR sensor in 2005 for the DARPA grand challenge. Since then, Velodyne LiDAR has emerged as the leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of 3D real-time perception systems. Its compact, lightweight VLP-16 LiDAR Puck is a 16-channel real-time LiDAR sensor that we really look forward to implementing on our race car Eld.
Dassault Systèmes S.A. is the world’s leading 3D Design & Engineering software developing and marketing company. Their software supports processes throughout the entire product lifecycle, from concept to maintenance, and is widely used in a variety of industries, e.g. Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Mobility, and Architecture, Engineering & Construction. Dassault Systèmes S.A. has provided us with Abaqus, for Finite Element Analysis simulations, Tosca Structure, for topology optimizations, CATIA, for product designs, SIMPACK, for multi-body simulations, and 3DEXPERIENCE, a collaborative business experience platform. By this, they are enabling us to create and work with advanced designs, increasing the performance of our cars.
Bandak AS starts in the mechanical business in 1938. With its 80-years’ experience in this business, Bandak has grown into a high technology company with skilled employees in CNC machining, structure fabrication, grinding, thermal coating/HVOF, testing and assemblies. From its facility in Lunde, Norway, Bandak delivers mechanical, fabricated and thermal-coated parts to its customers worldwide – from subsea to space industries. Bandak believes that perseverance, teamwork and a perpetual determination to reinvent are the agents to industrial evolution. It is with this belief that Bandak joins the sponsorship team for Revolve NTNU in 2017. For 2018, Bandak is machining complex and high precision parts that go into the gear box, brake pedals and cooling blocks of the electric race car.
Simpro has been working with the entire process of electronics production since 1990. They provide services from PCB production and board assembly to automated testing and documentation. They use their expertise in wireless, Atex and subsea to please large international and industrial customers. Among their core values you will find “reliable” and “flexible”.In our work with Simpro they have always adhered to these values, being able to help us with challenging tasks on short notice. This year Simpro will be helping us with the production of all our electrical systems by supplying us with circuit boards, production facilities and the technical know-how required for us to make the best race car possible. We are very happy and thankful that Simpro will be one of our sponsors again for the sixth year running.
SKF is a leading global technology provider, with 140 sites in 32 countries all around the globe! With over 110 years of experience in over 40 industries, SKF is a trusted supplier in many application, ranging from mass production to high performance.
Through a continuous search for new and better technologies, SKF provides marked leading products across its technology platforms: bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, services, and lubrication systems. SKF has been a loyal partner of Revolve NTNU from the very beginning. SKF provides outstanding solutions for the over 100 bearings needed on the car. In addition, they provide technical support and expertise in bearing simulation and life-time estimation.
The Faculty of Engineering offers doctoral and graduate-level engineering programmes in a host of science and technology fields, as well as an undergraduate level programme in geology. In addition, the faculty offers eleven master’s-level programmes—so called International Master’s Programmes—which are taught entirely in English. In all, there are more than 30 programmes and dozens of specializations to choose from.
They have been a sponsor to Revolve NTNU for the last couple of years and we greatly appreciate all the help we get from the staff and faculty members. Approximately 50% of Revolve NTNUs members are from this faculty and we are proud to represent the faculty and NTNU in Formula Student.
Semcon Devotek is a product development company. Formerly known as Kongsberg Devotek, before Semcon took majority ownership in 2015. The Semcon group is a global company with over 30 locations around the world. It was founded in Västerås, Sweden in 1980. Semcon has established itself as a company in many industries such as automotive, energy, telecommunication and life science industries. Semcon provides these industries with cutting edge solutions and is now also helping Revolve NTNU. Semcons experience from making high end, precision parts is now aiding Revolve NTNU in the making of brake and suspension parts.
Kristiansand Skruefabrikk og Mek. Verksted AS (KSMV) is a modern and well-equipped mechanical subcontractor with 65 highly skilled workers. They can offer production, testing, assembly and surface treatment and are always working to adapt to their customers. KSMV is this year celebrating their 100 year anniversary of gradual development with focus on quality, service and on-time deliveries. KSMV works with steel, titanium and non-metallic materials as plastic, composites and graphite. In 2018 KSMV are machining complex quality parts in aluminum for the suspension, drivetrain and rear wing for Revolve NTNU.
Trondheim Stål is a steel contractor from our home city, and has been with us since the very beginning. They have just over 50 employees, including engineers and operators. Their laser cutter, water jet cutter and skilled maneuvering of the machines are of great value to us as they cut both metals and CFRP components for our race cars. They are one of very few that manage to high-precision cut thick CFRP panels without delaminating the layers. Also worth noting is that they are one of only five Hardox Wearpart centers in Norway, meaning their products have a steady and high quality.
Induform AS is a modern and well-equipped manufacturing company located in Levanger. With focus on quality and on-time deliveries, they produce high-precision components to the oil and gas industry. By constantly upgrading the machine park, and having a steadily dialogue with tool suppliers they are able to work with even the most difficult materials. Induform also operate a highly sophisticated injection molding machine to produce plastic tools. With more than 40 years of experience in mechanical industry, the company may offer professional help in development, prototyping, testing and presentation material for new products.
We highly appreciate having Induform’s enthusiasm by our side for six years in a row. For the 2018 car they have produced all of the suspension brackets, brackets for the uprights, in addition to high-precision components to the pedal box.
PLM Technology AS started up in January 2005 as an IBM Business Partner with the goal of selling Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions.
In 2007 Dassault Systèmes gradually took over the Value Added resellers from IBM and PLM Technology AS became the first Dassault Systèmes Value Added PLM Reseller in the Nordics. Today are they still a small company, but with some highly skilled consultants and a network of partners and freelance consultants.
We are grateful for their support and the expertise they bring to the table, they have held multiple courses for our team, improving the knowledge among our members in Abaqus and 3DX.
BDO is a leading consultant firm, with offices all over the world. Their areas of expertise are revision, accounting, consulting, and attorney services. They value close contact with their customers, to ensure a solid cooperation. BDO offers Revolve NTNU support within financial management and project management, as well as contributing with financial support to realize the development and building of our race cars. With their Trondheim offices located at Scandic Lerkendal, just a 5-minute walk from our offices at Valgrinda, BDO’s help and contribution to Revolve NTNU is always right around the corner.
Molstad modell & form is a company in the PartnerPlast Group, focusing on production of moulds for rotational moulding and thermosetting plastics, and making of moulds and foundry patterns for metal casting. They are also a dedicated producer of high performance polyurethane elastomer parts. Molstad modell & form has been a loyal partner to Revolve NTNU in several seasons, and milled many high quality moulds for us. We are looking forward to having them as a sponsor in the 2018 season!
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