SKF and Revolve NTNU – An Invaluable Partnership

Revolve NTNU is a dedicated racing team with a passion for engineering excellence. Competing in the esteemed Formula Student series, we constantly strive to push the boundaries of automotive technology. Our journey would not be possible without the invaluable support of SKF, a company that shares our vision and helps propel us towards success. They have supported our team for over a decade, almost the whole lifespan of Revolve NTNU. It’s safe to say that many systems on the car and tomorrow’s engineers have benefited greatly from this partnership.

Comprising talented students from NTNU, Revolve NTNU designs, builds, and races cutting-edge electric vehicles in Formula Student competitions. Each year, we aim to introduce innovative ideas and advanced engineering concepts that set us apart from the competition. SKF, a global leader in bearing and rotating technology, has a long-standing commitment to innovation, quality, and sustainability. They have for instance contributed to the technical development of Scuderia Ferrari's Formula 1 cars for 75 years, making this the longest uninterrupted partnership in the history of Formula 1. Today, the Scuderia Ferrari car is fitted with around 300 fully customised SKF bearings and condition monitoring solutions. Additionally, SKF's BeyondZero™ portfolio offers sustainable solutions, including energy-efficient bearings and lubrication systems, promoting environmental responsibility. Through these remarkable innovations, SKF continues to shape the industry's future of technology, reliability, and sustainability. It’s also important to note that SKF wishes to provide a good foundation and develop future engineers on a global scale. During the competition season last summer, it was clear that SKF is one of the firms that sponsor the most teams in Formula Student. We are proud to have such a driving factor in the engineering world on our team, and we admire their aspiration to increase the bar among students worldwide.

As a sponsor, SKF goes beyond providing excellent products and is an invaluable ally. Supporting us with technical expertise and access to its extensive network of industry professionals through the conference we were warm-heartedly invited to. This collaboration has been instrumental in driving Revolve's achievements and shaping future engineers. SKF's comprehensive range of products, including various bearings, seals and lubricants contributes to the optimal performance and efficiency of Revolve NTNU's race cars. Engineered to withstand extreme conditions, SKF's solutions ensure the reliability and durability necessary in the demanding motorsport environment where shedding weight is crucial. They are committed to a sustainable future, recognising the importance of addressing climate change and reducing environmental impact. By partnering, we aim to showcase the potential of clean and sustainable mobility, inspiring others to embrace greener transportation alternatives. Revolve NTNU expresses deep gratitude to SKF for their unwavering support, acknowledging that it plays a vital role in our ability to compete at a high level and push the boundaries of automotive innovation. The guidance, resources, and encouragement provided by SKF empower team members to hone their skills, gain valuable experience, and develop into highly competent engineers. Through their shared commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability, we and SKF are making significant contributions to the field of motorsport engineering, forging a path towards a brighter, cleaner, and more technologically advanced future.

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