The TC-2 development team
The Department periodically is supplemented with specialists from other departments within Tronrud Engineering (Contruction and Software engineers.).
A wide range of external companies and individuals have been involved in sourcing materials, facilitate prototyping and optimizing for production.
The reason why I dedicate space to present you to our R&D team, is to make you understand that the TC-2 project has been a gigantic effort for us: These guys normally work with customers within the photovaltaic industry, oil drilling industries, air & space industries, medical industries and infocom industries. In short; industries that need smart solutions, and who pay whaterver it costs to get it on time.
It makes me proud that the TC-2 project is treated with the same dedication and creativity as products for those powerful industrial customers!
Geir-Atle, Head of the R & D Department
Keeping the team focused and on track!
Rune, Dr. Scient. Cybernetics
Mathematical modelling / virtual prototypes
Bjørn Haavard, mathematical modelling, mechanical engineering
Pneumatic parts, renderings
Electronics, new components
Design of the tiny valves and mechanics for moving the warp threads
Warp advancing / reversing system, beams and moe
TC-2 loom frame, mechanics and incorporation of all other elements
Loom and Computer 'talking to each other'. Vast improvements to the user interface in the Loom Control program!
The externals that were involved the most were:
3 designers from 360 grader in Oslo: http://www.360grader.no/prosjekt.asp?m=7394&s=&did=129 They made a study on the design aesthetics for the TC-2: The new loom should be visually related to the TC-1, but with a distinct new identity caused by added functions, new materials and new production methods.
Moss Jern og Stansefabrikk in Moss - a subsidiary of Tronrud Engineering that works with sheet metal processing. They made prototypes for the TC-2, with special attention to simplicity in erecting and adjusting the loom frame.