Sandviken, Sweden
Sandviken, Sweden

Sandvik is a global company founded in 1862 by Göran Fredrik Göransson in Sandviken, Sweden. Sandvik is a high-technology engineering group in tools and tooling systems for metal cutting, mining, construction equipment, products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys. Sandvik has about 47,000 employees in 130 countries, with annual sales of approximately SEK 87 billion . Wikipedia.


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Patent
Sandvik AB | Date: 2017-03-01

The present invention relates to a metal cutting tool (1) comprising a main tool body (2). The tool (1) further comprises a slider element (4, 6), which is received at least partially in an opening in the main tool body (2), is arranged movable relative thereto in an adjustment direction between a first and a second position and which has a cutting edge or is supporting a cutting insert (5) having a cutting edge. The tool (1) further comprises an internal coolant supply being arranged to be able to supply coolant from the main tool body (2) to the cutting edge and having a coolant channel (8, 10, 17) running within the main tool body (2) as well as within the slider element (4, 6). The main tool body (2), or a transfer element (7, 7) that has a coolant channel being part of the internal coolant supply and that is connected with the main tool body (2), comprises a first sealing surface on which an outlet of the coolant channel (8, 10, 17) of the main tool body (2) is arranged. The slider element (4, 6), or a transfer element (7, 7) that has a coolant channel being part of the internal coolant supply and that is connected with the slider element (4, 6), comprises a second sealing surface on which an inlet of the coolant channel of the slider element (4, 6) is arranged. There is provided a clamping element (14) with which the first and the second sealing surfaces are pressable against each other, whereby a sealed connection between the outlet of the coolant channel (8, 10, 17) of the main tool body (2) and the inlet of the coolant channel of the slider element (4, 6) is provided.


A moulding tool (20) for powder injection moulding a cemented carbide or cermet component (1), said component (1) having a through hole (2), said moulding tool (20) comprising;at least a first and a second tool part (21, 22, 23, 24) arranged to define at least one mould cavity (25) for forming a component (1);at least one inlet channel (30) for introducing moulding material (3) into the mould cavity (25), said inlet channel (30) extending through the first tool part (21) to the mould cavity (25), and comprising an outlet end (33) having an outlet opening (34) for discharging moulding material (3) from the inlet channel (30) into the mould cavity (25);at least one core (40) for forming a through hole (2) in the component (1), said core (40) having an end (41) and being arranged to extend into the mould cavity (25) along a longitudinal axis (X) in a direction towards the outlet opening (34) of the inlet channel (30), whereinthe end (41) of the core (40) is adapted to close the outlet opening (34) of the inlet channel (30) and that the core (40) is arranged movable along the longitudinal axis (X) such that the end (41) of the core (40) may engage with the outlet opening (34) of the inlet channel (30).


Patent
Sandvik AB | Date: 2017-03-29

There is provided an apparatus, a cassette (106) for drill rods (104) and a rock drilling machine that comprise a loading arm (102) for loading drill rods (104) from a cassette (106) to a drilling position in a rock drilling machine. The loading arm (102) has two loading positions for receiving drill rods (104), said two positions comprising a first position for receiving drill rods (104) from the cassette (106), and a second position for receiving drill rods (104) from an external source.


The invention relates to an arrangement in a rock drilling machine and to a method of mounting the same. The rock drilling machine (4) comprises a gear module (13) and a percussion module (15), which are arranged on a same axial line (17). The modules are pressed towards each other by means of several first connecting means (27) and several second connecting means (30). The connecting means generate first axial connecting forces (F1) and second axial connecting forces (F2) which receive axial operational forces of the rock drilling machine. The second connecting means also fasten the rock drilling machine to a carriage (5) provided with support surfaces (28).


Patent
Sandvik AB | Date: 2017-03-22

A tool body (100) and a turning tool for grooving operations, comprising a fitting member (103) extending along a longitudinal first axis (L1) for fixing the tool body to a machine, an upper and a lower clamping member (105, 106), each having respective inner seating surfaces facing one another and separated by an intermediate gap in which a cutting insert (200) is insertable. A major part of the lower inner seating surface extends along a second axis (L2) perpendicular to said first axis. The clamping members are movable toward one another by means of a tightening means in order to secure the cutting insert (200) in the intermediate gap. The tool body is integrally formed in a unitary piece, and a hinge joint (110) is formed between the clamping members such that they are movable with respect to one another by turning around an axis of rotation of the hinge joint, extending perpendicularly to said second axis.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: SC5-11a-2014 | Award Amount: 9.20M | Year: 2015

Estimates indicate that the value of unexploited European mineral resources at a depth of 500-1,000 metres is ca 100 billion, however, a number of physical, economic, social, environmental and human constraints have as yet limited their exploitation. VAMOS! will provide a new Safe, Clean and Low Visibility Mining Technique and will prove its Economic Viability for extracting currently unreachable mineral deposits, thus encouraging investment and helping to put the EU back on a level playing field in terms of access to strategically important minerals. Deriving from successful deep-sea mining techniques, the VAMOS! mining solution aspires to lead to: Re-opening abandoned mines; Extensions of opencut mines which are limited by stripping ratio, hydrological or geotechnical problems; and opening of new mines in the EU. VAMOS! will design and manufacture innovative automated excavation equipment and environmental impact monitoring tools that will be used to perform field tests in four mine sites across Europe with a range of rock hardness and pit morphology. VAMOS will: 1.Develop a prototype underwater, remotely controlled, mining machine with associated launch and recovery equipment 2.Enhance currently available underwater sensing, spatial awareness, navigational and positioning technology 3.Provide an integrated solution for efficient Real-time Monitoring of Environmental Impact 4.Conduct field trials with the prototype equipment in abandoned and inactive mine sites with a range of rock types and at a range of submerged depths 5.Evaluate the productivity and and cost of operation to enable mine-ability and economic reassessment of the EUs mineral resources. 6. Maximize impact and enable the Market Up-Take of the proposed solutions by defining and overcoming the practicalities of the concept, proving the operational feasibility and the economic viability. 7. Contribute to the social acceptance of the new extraction technique via public demonstrations in EU regions.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: FCH2-RIA | Phase: FCH-02-6-2016 | Award Amount: 2.11M | Year: 2017

qSOFC project combines leading European companies and research centres in stack manufacturing value-chain with two companies specialized in production automation and quality assurance to optimize the current stack manufacturing processes for mass production. Currently the state-of-the-art SOFC system capital expenditure (capex) is 70008000 /kW of which stack is the single most expensive component. This proposal focuses on SOFC stack cost reduction and quality improvement by replacing manual labour in all key parts of the stack manufacturing process with automated manufacturing and quality control. This will lead to stack cost of 1000 /kW and create a further cost reduction potential down to 500 /kW at mass production (2000 MW/year). During the qSOFC project, key steps in cell and interconnect manufacturing and quality assurance will be optimized to enable mass-manufacturing. This will include development and validation of high-speed cell-manufacturing process, automated 3D machine vision inspection method to detect defects in cell manufacturing and automated leak-tightness detection of laser-welded/brazed interconnect-assemblies. The project is based on the products of its industrial partners in stack-manufacturing value-chain (ElringKlinger, Elcogen AS, Elcogen Oy, Sandvik) and motivated by their interest to further ready their products into mass-manufacturing market. Two companies specialized in production automation and quality control (Mko, HaikuTech) provide their expertise to the project. The two research centres (VTT, ENEA) support these companies with their scientific background and validate the produced cells, interconnects and stacks. Effective exploitation and dissemination of resulting improved products, services, and know-how is a natural purpose of each partner and these actions are boosted by this project. This makes project results available also for other parties and increases competitiveness of the European fuel cell industry.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: SPIRE-01-2016 | Award Amount: 7.62M | Year: 2016

INSPIREWATER demonstrates a holistic approach for water management in the process industry using innovative technology solutions from European companies to increase water and resource efficiency in the process industry. This will put Europe as a leader on the world market for segments in industrial water treatment which will create new high skilled jobs in Europe. With extended collaboration between technology providers including innovative SMEs, world-wide active companies in the chemical and steel industries and research organizations, this project also contributes to the aims of the SPIRE SRA, the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water and to the aims of the Commissions Roadmap on Resource efficiency, supporting effective implementation of European directives and policies in the water management area. INSPIREWATER addresses non-technical barriers as well as technical, as innovation needs both components and demonstrates them in the steel and chemical industry. A flexible system for water management in industries that can be integrated to existing systems is worked out and demonstrated to facilitate implementation of technical innovations. Technical innovations in the area of selected membrane technologies, strong field magnetic particle separator, and a catalyst to prevent biofouling are demonstrated, including valorisation of waste heat. This will increase process water efficiency as well as resource, water and energy savings in the process industry. The development and demonstration work is combined with a strong emphasis on exploitation and dissemination. Specific exploitation strategies are developed for the different solutions in INSPIREWATER. Dissemination targets different target groups: Stakeholders in different process industry also beyond the involved ones, e.g. Pulp and paper, but also policy makers based on the findings of the project.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: SC5-12b-2015 | Award Amount: 5.00M | Year: 2016

Flintstone2020 aims to provide a perspective for the replacement of two important CRMs tungsten (W) and cobalt (Co) which are the main constituents for two important classes of hard materials (cemented carbides/WC-Co, and PCD/diamond-Co), by developing innovative alternative solutions for tooling operating under extreme conditions. Fundamental knowledge on mechanical properties and wear of different tools, gained in machining tests and dedicated experiments from WP1 is passed onto the respective WPs. WP2 will experiment on small samples with 3-9 mm for testing the fundamental behavior of new B-X phases and particularly as a feedback for binder matrix improvement. In WP3 samples (12 mm ) will be investigated from individual HPHT runs for characterization and testing to guide high pressure sintering process optimization. The HPHT process and the samples produced are then upscaled to the industrial mass production level in WP4. In WP5, demonstrator cutting tools from full size HPHT synthesis test runs will be prepared via laser cutting and consecutive macro- and microshaping of tool geometry within WP5. In WP6 aspects of environmental benefits in the total life cycle of the superhard materials will be investigated, including health and safety aspects. WP7 will focus on exploitation and dissemination.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: NMBP-17-2016 | Award Amount: 6.31M | Year: 2017

NEXTOWER shall introduce a set of innovative materials to boost the performance of atmospheric air-based concentrated solar power (CSP) systems to make them commercially viable. In particular, tower systems are appealing for the great environmental compatibility and offer tremendous potential for efficient (electrical and thermal) power generation. Yet, their industrial exploitation has been so far hindered by limitations in the materials used both for the central receiver - the core component - and for thermal storage. Such limitations dictate maximum working temperature and in-service overall durability (mainly driven by failure from thermal cycling and thermal shocks). Improving the efficiency of a tower system entails necessarily improving the central receiver upstream and possibly re-engineering the whole systems downstream to work longer and at much higher temperature, especially in the thermal storage compartment. NEXTOWER will address this need by taking a comprehensive conceptual and manufacturing approach that will optimize bulk and joining materials for durability at the component level to achieve 25 years of maintenance-free continued service of the receiver and maximum thermodynamic efficiency at the system level. This is made possible through a unique combination of excellence in materials design and manufacturing, CSP full-scale testing facilities brought together in the Consortium, supporting the making of a new full scale demo SOLEAD (in Turkey) within the project. The successful achievement of a new generation of materials allowing for virtually maintenance free operations and increased working temperature shall result in the next-generation of air-coolant CSP highly competitive over other CSP alternatives and sustainable power supply options.

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