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Articles from Dynamo

Below is a selection of articles from DTU's quarterly magazine Dynamo. 

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2020
Foto: Bo Amstrup
02 MAR

Small business develops self-cleaning mirrors for ITER

A company from Northern Jutland in Denmark with 25 employees provides solutions to be used in ITER’s fusion reactor.

Energy Innovation and product development
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
22 JAN

Fewer product numbers equal stronger revenues at Rockwool

Collaborative research has helped ROCKWOOL halve the number of products in their range. This will help the company to significantly increase its revenue in the coming years...

Operations analysis Construction materials
2018
Enzyme researcher Ditte Hededam Welner uses genetic engineering to exploit E. coli bacteria in the production of indigo dye. Photo: Bax Lindhardt
05 DEC

Blue Jeans in a green way

Researchers exploit E. coli bacteria for new, greener production of indigo to dye jeans.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Innovation and product development Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins Chemistry
Photo: DTU
27 NOV

A mathematician on a mission

Stanford University Professor Stephen Boyd applies convex optimization to a wide range of engineering problems. With astounding results.

Mathematical analysis Operations analysis Mathematics
Photo: Lene Esthave
20 NOV

Preview of tomorrow’s control room

For each litre of oil extracted from the North Sea, 10 litres of water must be pumped into the underground.    

Production and management
Photo: AGCO
23 OCT

Automated harvest

The combine harvester, or simply combine, is a highly complex agricultural machine that performs several different types of tasks simultaneously.

Food production Innovation and product development Robot technology and automation
Illustration: Shutterstock
16 OCT

Cyber security: the best defence is a flexible organization

Businesses should look at the structure of their organization if they want to prepare for cyber attacks,” says researcher.

Production and management
Photo: Bax Lindhardt
02 AUG

Automatic design system saves millions

Three years ago, it used to take Haldor Topsøe one week to design a customized solution for a customer. It can now be done in ten minutes.

Production and management
Photo: Ulrik Jantzen
14 JUN

Smart golf balls for bioindustry

A free-flowing sensor monitors the processes in large production tanks. The sensor has been developed by Freesense, a small start-up company

Innovation and product development Chemical engineering Biological systems Sensors
In the final rendering, the researchers have used the method published in Applied Optics where you allow for a full calculation of the refractions of light and the fact that the glass also absorbs a small portion of the light. Photo: DTU Compute og Applied Optics, Jeppe Revall Frisvad
06 JUN

Researchers create images with mathematics

Researchers in the field of image analysis have managed to create images of glass objects with photographic precision—without actually photographing them.

Image analysis Innovation and product development Computer calculations
Photo: Sine Fiig, Thürmer Tools
22 MAY

Family business ready for Industry 4.0

Thürmer Tools has been manufacturing special thread cutting tools for more than 100 years. The company is now a front runner in Industry 4.0 and has plans to create...

Engineering Innovation and product development Software and programming
Photo: LM Wind Power
20 MAR

Here is the world’s largest wind turbine blade

LM Wind Power has—in collaboration with DTU—developed a new hybrid material which makes it possible to build the world’s largest wind turbine blades.

Wind energy Materials Innovation and product development
2017
Photo: DTU
21 NOV

New tool improves acoustics and the working environment

An acoustic simulation tool is making it easier to calculate and work with acoustics in small rooms such as classrooms and offices.

Sound Work environment Innovation and product development
Photo: All Over Press
08 AUG

It’s all about digitization

The fourth industrial revolution is based on digitization. The sheer number of new, faster and cheaper technologies is making it easier for businesses to digitalize. And...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
Illustration: Shutterstock
08 AUG

Before, it was 3D printing: Now Additive Manufacturing is the new black

However, 3D printing is a key technology within Additive Manufacturing, a concept which is attracting the interest of a growing number of companies.

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
Photo: Shutterstock
08 AUG

Soon hospital beds will take their own baths

Researchers and hospital employees are developing robots that can transport hospital beds to an automatic washing facility without being touched by human hands.

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management
When things, people, machines, robots, and systems are interconnected, the potential for improving productivity is enormous. Photo: Colourbox
08 AUG

The Internet of Things—and machines: Linking machines to machines

Linking industrial machinery, robots, and systems together holds considerable potential. However, it also requires a high level of security to avoid both breakdowns and...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management Construction and mechanics
Photo: Shutterstock
08 AUG

Three challenges facing managers

The fourth industrial revolution and the changes it requires of companies place considerable demands on management.

Production and management
SMB's equipment for rapid blood sample testing in domestic animals consists of an analyser device that can stand in the veterinary clinic, and a number of labs-on-a-chip. Photo: Ulrik Jantzen
13 FEB

Lab-on-a-chip for world's vets

The spin-out company Scandinavian Micro Biodevices has completed its journey from the clean rooms at DTU to a global breakthrough. Zoetis, of USA, has just paid DKK 536...

Medical equipment and systems Innovation and product development
2016
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
26 JUL

New sensors function as eyes in concrete

A new spin-out from DTU has recently marketed a sensor system allowing you to monitor activity inside concrete structures from your desk.

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building production and management Building design Building construction Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship