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 disclosure relates to a method of making a powder of dense and spherically shaped cemented carbide or cermet granules. The present disclosure also relates to a powder produced by the method and use of said powder in additive manufacturing such as 3D printing by the binder jetting technique. Furthermore, the present disclosure relates to a Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) process for manufacturing a product by using said powder.


Patent
Sandvik AB | Date: 2017-04-12

A necking tool for manufacturing of metal beverage cans, the necking tool being a cemented carbide comprising in wt % of 18 - 63WC; 21 - 30 TiC; 0 - 27 TiN; 0 - 12 NbC; 0 - 2 Cr3C2; 8 - 14 Co and 0 - 6 Ni.


A method for manufacturing a metallic component (90) comprising the steps: providing (100) a component preform (10) comprising metallic material (20) which constitutes the metallic component (90) and shaping means (30, 40) which defines the shape of the metallic component (90); subjecting (200) the component preform (10) to Hot Isostatic Pressing for a predetermined time at a predetermined temperature and a predetermined pressure; removing (300) the shaping means (30, 40) by contacting said component preform (10) with a pickling agent (60); characterized in that, the step (100) of providing the component preform (10) includes providing the component preform (10) with an acid resistant metal layer (50), wherein the acid resistant metal layer (50) is applied with electroplating and wherein the acid resistant metal layer (50) is arranged such that it protects the metallic material (20) from contact with the pickling agent (60).


Patent
Sandvik AB | Date: 2017-01-18

A compound roll (20) includes a sintered inner core (22) of a first cemented carbide and at least one sintered outer sleeve (24) of a second cemented carbide disposed around the inner core. The outer sleeve and inner core each have a joining surface (26,28), wherein when the inner core and outer sleeve are assembled each joining surface is brought into contact to form a bonding interface (30) there between. When the assembled sintered inner core (22) and sintered outer sleeve (24) are heated to a predetermined temperature the sintered inner core and sintered outer sleeve are fused together at the bonding interface (30) to form the unitary compound roll (20). In order to reduce the overall cost of the compound roll (20), a lower cost cemented carbide, or a cemented carbide with a lower density can be used for the inner core and fused to a sintered outer sleeve of a virgin cemented carbide, thereby reducing the powder cost and/or reducing the overall mass of the compound roll itself.


Patent
Sandvik AB | Date: 2017-05-17

A milling tool (1) comprising a tool body (101) having a central rotation axis (C), including a front end (101) and a rear end (102) between which an envelope surface (103) extends, wherein at least one insert seat having an outer border (106) delimiting the insert seat from the front end and the envelope surface is provided, and at least one double-sided cutting insert having an upper side, a lower side, an upper cutting edge (204) and a lower cutting edge (214) radially mounted in an insert seat with the lower side abutting a bottom contact surface. An active upper cutting edge (204a) is thereby provided. At least a part of the lower cutting edge neighbouring said outer border and located behind the active upper cutting edge in a direction of rotation does not protrude by more than 0.5 mm with respect to the outer border, and a distance between said part of the lower cutting edge and said outer border is smaller than 0.5 mm in the direction of rotation of the tool body.


Patent
Sandvik AB | Date: 2017-04-19

A frictional bolt 40 for frictionally engaging the internal surface of a bore 32 drilled into a rock strata. The friction bolt 40 includes a circular tube 42 which is split longitudinally, and which has a leading end and trailing end and an expander mechanism within the tube towards the leading end. An elongate bar or cable 47 is disposed within the tube 42 and extends between the expander mechanism at one end and an anchor arrangement at the other end. A ring 43 is welded to the trailing end of the tube 42 and the bar or cable 47 extends through the ring 43 into connection with the anchor arrangement. A restrainer member 35 is disposed within the tube 42 adjacent the ring 43 and extends at least partially about the bar or cable 47 and is in engagement with the bar or cable 47. The tube 42 has a weakened region HAZ adjacent the ring 43 and restrainer member 35 extends longitudinally within the tube 42 past the weakened region HAZ in the direction of the leading end of the tube 42. The restrainer member 45 includes a projection 38 that projects through the longitudinal split of the tube 42 for engagement with the facing wall of the bore 32.


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.


Patent
Sandvik AB | Date: 2017-09-27

A boring tool comprises a tool body (2) rotatable around a central rotation axis (C). A slider member (5) is arranged movably inside the tool body along a path (P) extending transversely to the rotation axis (C). An insert pocket is associated with the slider member to move therewith and configured to receive a cutting insert (9) with a cutting edge and which projects from the tool body transversely to the rotation axis (C). A motor member (12) is connected to the slider member and controllable to move the slider member transversely to the rotation axis (C) for changing the distance of the cutting edge (11) to the rotation axis (C). The motor member (12) is arranged inside the tool body together with the slider member in a cutting part (14) of the tool body at a front end thereof. The motor member is arranged in parallel with the transversal extension of the slider member along said path.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | 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: European Commission | 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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