Steel Prize 2023 Finalists Nominated for Pioneering Designs
The jury has nominated 4 applications who stand to win the Swedish Steel Prize 2023. The nominated applications are innovative examples of cutting-edge technology, embracing the possibilities provided by the SSAB premium steel product range.
The winner will be announced May 11th, at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.
“This year we’re excited to have nominees that point the way towards a more sustainable future. In fact, two applications in the field of mechanical batteries showed such innovative use of steel that we couldn’t decide between the two. So we nominated them both,” said Eva Petursson, chair of the Swedish Steel Prize jury and head of SSAB’s research and innovation.
The finalists and the jury’s motivations are:
DigJim from Norway – ultra-fast maintenance system
This user-driven innovation is a patented system designed for quick exchange of bucket protection parts on site. This solution is opening up for new flexible and sustainable ways of working with maintenance. In addition, by utilizing the strength as well as wear resistance of the material, an extended tooth design for DigJim system has documented increase in productivity in use.
For a new ultra-fast maintenance system with lower cost of ownership and increased productivity DigJim has been nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize 2023.
Gestamp from Spain – front lower control arm
Utilizing advanced forming technology, this front lower control arm has an optimized single shell design, made possible by introducing a new material strength level.
For an optimized front lower control arm with performance increase, important weight reduction, as well as cost saving Gestamp has been nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize 2023.
Green Buffers from Sweden – new generation train coupling technology
With a completely new system supporting their vision – zero uncontrolled derailments related to collisions – Green Buffers has been nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize 2023.
Levistor from the UK and ZOOZ from Israel – mechanical battery for fast charging
With a new flywheel steel design for increased safety, extended service life and lower LCC in a 100% recyclable material, Levistor and ZOOZ have been nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize 2023.
The World’s most prestigious steel prize
More than just an award, the Swedish Steel Prize is a celebration of good engineering. It aims to recognize those who fully utilize the potential of steel characteristics to improve not only their own business or industry, but also society. It also promotes the sharing of knowledge, to inspire innovations that lead to a better world.
Winners of the Swedish Steel Prize display something special. They challenge the status quo and stand out with a method or a product that applies the unique characteristics of steel to create significant improvements in our world. Everyone is welcome to apply and, as history has shown, anyone can win.
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