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Team Gravity Fighters

Mobile. Lightweight. Battery powered. HOIST.

Traditionally the power is fed to the hoist from the grid, and this always requires a certain infrastructure on site. As the batteries are developing fast, an alternative power feeding solution could be utilizing the batteries instead of power grid.

Our team’s goal is to develop a new hoisting product for our sponsor Konecranes using battery as power source. Another goal is to make it portable, compact, lightweight while satisfying lifting needs of our customers. A final prototype will be presented at the final PdP Gala at Aalto Design Factory.
The Battery powered hoist product can be used in remote areas (without electrical grid) or places where the high voltage power supply is not available. For our sponsoring company Konecranes this opens new market segments including households, shipping, construction, mining, servicing, agriculture and maintenance.

Team Gravity Fighters consists of 8 students based in Finland and Germany. Our team members have expertise in Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Manufacturing, SW engineering and Business.

For more information feel free to contact us: aimane.blej(AT)aalto(DOT)fi

Team Konecranes 3D

3D printing has been changing the world during past years and has transformed the manufacturing process from imagination to reality.


Our team has been working to design a prototype, which would completely revolutionize the entire construction industry replacing the technology that has being used since Jesus was born. Concrete 3D printing is a new way of manufacturing the concrete elements with high quality and quantity. Furthermore, our primary objective is to integrate concrete printing technology with the smart crane technology.

If you have any question please feel free to contact with email  eetu.veikkanen@aalto.fi

m_cubed (2014-15)

Ample storage is more crucial now than ever before for contemporary living, particularly in the modern city where the relentless pace of urbanisation has pushed planning and design. We creating a unique and novel way to bring more space to high rise buildings. The challenge revolves around moving stored goods to the user without them having to physically move. From a place they can’t see it, but can access almost immediately with an automated vertical transport system. The route and fashion in which it reaches the user is the whole project. We are providing fresh insight and “out of the box” thinking for a creative and considered solution. Developing this system and technology for Konecranes gives them new scope in the marketplace, building their clientele and breaking new grounds.

Sponsored by: Konecranes

Morethaneye (2012-13)

Konecranes is a world leading manufacturer in fork lift trucks, reach stackers and empty container handlers. Problem on the operating area, for example harbors and warehouses, is that accidents are faced too often.

Team Morethaneye is developing two products which are improving the safety of the pedestrians and other surrounding vehicles. First product Projector Glass is giving intelligent AR information for the operators observation. Second product Chameleon is built for giving information for the people outside the operating truck. This product notifies about trucks behavior by signal lights and lasers projected to the ground.

Sponsored by Konecranes

Nimble (2011-12)

Nimble’s objective was to find a solution to a problem “how to move intermodal containers from train to truck and vice versa under overhead lines of railroads”. Currently used lifting solutions are unable to do this because the space between the container and the overhead lines is too tight for big machines. Therefore containers must be lifted at big ports and rail yards far away from containers’ destination.

Nimble has developed a solution for this lifting operation by designing a totally new crane. Our nimble invention enables to move containers easily and effectively. You will be astonished!

Sponsored by Konecranes