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10 Jul 2018 , News

Much of space remains a mystery to mankind, with its hidden galaxies and dark energy. A new NASA telescope, with components from Sandvik, will provide a better understanding of what is really taking place in outer space.

6 Jul 2018 , News

Join us in listening to our newly released podcast series on Sandvik founder Göran Fredrik Göransson and his fascinating journey to create one of the world’s most innovative companies – stronger than ever after 156 years.

29 Jun 2018 , News

Bravur watches, founded in 2011 by industrial designers Johan Sahlin and Magnus Äppelryd and based in Båstad in southwestern Sweden, chose Sandvik stainless steel to meet the high-quality requirements of their watches and design.

19 Jun 2018 , Press release

Sandvik's business area Sandvik Materials Technology has signed an agreement to divest its stainless wire business to Zapp Group, a German family-owned leading supplier of advanced metal products. This completes the full scope of the divestment plan for the welding and stainless wire operations, initially announced on 17 May 2017.

19 Jun 2018 , Feature

At Sandvik, we live and breathe industrial innovation. We search for smart solutions to some of the greatest material challenges, constantly exploring new ground to find more sustainable ways to use and produce resources.

14 Jun 2018 , News

If you were looking for a material that is non-magnetic at four degrees Kelvin, where would you turn? CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, turned to Sandvik.

5 Jun 2018 , Press release

Sandvik’s business area Sandvik Materials Technology, a world-leading developer and producer of advanced stainless steels and other high-performance materials, has secured a major order for advanced tubes related to the energy segment.

31 May 2018 , News

Sandvik is exhibiting at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris, and will be focusing on the extent and quality of its products and customer service.

24 May 2018 , Press release

Sandvik is exhibiting at ACHEMA for the first time this year and along with the theme of ‘solving corrosion with science, together we can do it’ will be focusing on a range of products and services designed to combat corrosion problems in numerous applications.

15 May 2018 , Press release

In addition to the previously communicated intention to exit from the stainless wire business, Sandvik further consolidates its business portfolio by divesting its 50% stake in Fagersta Stainless wire rod mill, a joint venture between Sandvik Materials Technology and Outokumpu.

News

10 Jul 2018 , News

Much of space remains a mystery to mankind, with its hidden galaxies and dark energy. A new NASA telescope, with components from Sandvik, will provide a better understanding of what is really taking place in outer space.

6 Jul 2018 , News

Join us in listening to our newly released podcast series on Sandvik founder Göran Fredrik Göransson and his fascinating journey to create one of the world’s most innovative companies – stronger than ever after 156 years.

29 Jun 2018 , News

Bravur watches, founded in 2011 by industrial designers Johan Sahlin and Magnus Äppelryd and based in Båstad in southwestern Sweden, chose Sandvik stainless steel to meet the high-quality requirements of their watches and design.

14 Jun 2018 , News

If you were looking for a material that is non-magnetic at four degrees Kelvin, where would you turn? CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, turned to Sandvik.

31 May 2018 , News

Sandvik is exhibiting at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris, and will be focusing on the extent and quality of its products and customer service.

10 May 2018 , News

In order to reach a fossil-free society, energy technology has to change. One way to achieve this is, for example, the fourth generation nuclear power. But for the technology to become reality, material technology research is required.

8 May 2018 , News

After more than 4,000 rusty bolts have been replaced with specially constructed high alloy stainless bolts from Sandvik, the job has now been completed. But every end is a new beginning - and now a whole new chapter for the Vasa ship is launched, with bolts that will last for at least 150 years.

19 Feb 2018 , News

Owing to the unique combination of properties of stainless alloys they are indispensable in modern medicine. The required materials properties include good corrosions resistance in body fluids, biocompatibility, good strength to-weight ratio, fatigue resistance and a low magnetic susceptibility. The term biocompatibility is not well-defined but can be described in simple terms as the ability to perform adequately in a specific situation in the human body.

19 Feb 2018 , News

An Achilles heel of austenitic stainless steels is the susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking (SCC). However, when the nickel concentration exceeds about 20% considerable improvement in the resistance to stress corrosion is observed (Fig 1). Nickel-rich austenitic stainless steels (NiASS), therefore, deserve to be treated as an own family. In fact, for nickel concentrations beyond about 30% the resistance to stress corrosion is comparable to that of duplex and ferritic stainless steels.

19 Feb 2018 , News

An Achilles heel of austenitic stainless steels is the susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking (SCC). However, when the nickel concentration exceeds about 20% considerable improvement in the resistance to stress corrosion is observed (Fig 1). Nickel-rich austenitic stainless steels (NiASS), therefore, deserve to be treated as an own family. In fact, for nickel concentrations beyond about 30% the resistance to stress corrosion is comparable to that of duplex and ferritic stainless steels.

Press releases

19 Jun 2018 , Press release

Sandvik's business area Sandvik Materials Technology has signed an agreement to divest its stainless wire business to Zapp Group, a German family-owned leading supplier of advanced metal products. This completes the full scope of the divestment plan for the welding and stainless wire operations, initially announced on 17 May 2017.

5 Jun 2018 , Press release

Sandvik’s business area Sandvik Materials Technology, a world-leading developer and producer of advanced stainless steels and other high-performance materials, has secured a major order for advanced tubes related to the energy segment.

24 May 2018 , Press release

Sandvik is exhibiting at ACHEMA for the first time this year and along with the theme of ‘solving corrosion with science, together we can do it’ will be focusing on a range of products and services designed to combat corrosion problems in numerous applications.

15 May 2018 , Press release

In addition to the previously communicated intention to exit from the stainless wire business, Sandvik further consolidates its business portfolio by divesting its 50% stake in Fagersta Stainless wire rod mill, a joint venture between Sandvik Materials Technology and Outokumpu.

11 Apr 2018 , Press release

EXERA™ medical wire puts ‘cleanroom’ applications in focus at this year’s China International Medical Equipment Fair.

22 Mar 2018 , Press release

Headquarters includes control lines service center, making Sandvik the first complete control lines service provider in the region.

31 Jan 2018 , Press release

Sandvik has announced a price increase effective from 1 February 2018 on all heat exchanger tubing products for North America.

31 Jan 2018 , Press release

On 30 October 2017, Sandvik announced the agreement to divest its welding wire business to ESAB. In line with previous communication, Sandvik has now completed the divestment.

23 Jan 2018 , Press release

Today the 2018 iteration of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index was released during the World Economic Forum in Davos. Sandvik is included in the list for the first time and ranked 65 overall.

13 Nov 2017 , Press release

The company established regional oil and gas headquarters and secured a major control lines project in the region earlier this year; Sandvik will also be exhibiting at ADIPEC 2017

Features

19 Jun 2018 , Feature

At Sandvik, we live and breathe industrial innovation. We search for smart solutions to some of the greatest material challenges, constantly exploring new ground to find more sustainable ways to use and produce resources.

23 Mar 2018 , Feature

From the few examples mentioned in this column, new methods of generating electricity will also require new materials solutions to deal with the environments they will work in.

14 Feb 2018 , Feature

Sandvik is a world-leading producer of metal powder with over 35 years’ experience in the area. Keith Murray is Business Development Manager for metal powder at business area Sandvik Materials Technology.

20 Dec 2017 , Feature

Sandvik has approximately 8,000 active patents and 2,700 engineers working at research centers all over the world. One of the most prominent research centers is in Sandviken, Sweden.

13 Dec 2017 , Feature

Sandvik Materials Technology’s gas atomized metal powders help facilitate a wide range of customer applications including metal injection molding (MIM) and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Indo-MIM, a supplier of precision-engineered products, has gained a competitive edge with high quality molds manufactured using Sandvik's metal powder Osprey®.

2 Aug 2017 , Feature

The coefficient in front of tungsten compensates for the fact that the atomic weight of tungsten is about twice that of molybdenum. Molybdenum has been used from the very beginning in DSS. It was used in 453S launched by Avesta Jernverk in 1930 and has been used in virtually all DSS ever since. However, it was not until the 1980’s when Sumitomo launched DP3 and Weir launched Zeron 100 that tungsten was used more systematically as an alloying element.

26 Jul 2017 , Feature

Designing a steel that is stainless was considered impossible in the beginning of the 1900’s. A renowned German chemist, G Mars, maintained the opinion that creating a stainless steel is impossible because iron is not a noble metal and its oxides are thermodynamically more stable than the pure metal. The year was 1911 but, by the irony of fate, the two first stainless steels were launched the following year.

19 Jul 2017 , Feature

Some nitrogen has been present in steel as long as steel-making has taken place. This has been unintentional and, in practice, there have been no means of removing or controlling the nitrogen concentration. It was not until the advent of modern process metallurgical techniques such as AOD, VOD and CLU during the 1970’s that nitrogen could be added to the steel melt in a controlled way and nitrogen, therefore, became an important alloying element.

12 Jul 2017 , Feature

In this series of articles, the role of the elements nickel, manganese, chromium, molybdenum and nitrogen in the design of duplex stainless steels will be described. An optimum balance between austenite and ferrite is accomplished by a clever use of the alloying elements.

27 Apr 2017 , Feature

Sandvik and MAN Diesel & Turbo in collaboration on critical component for dual-fuel marine engines, reducing emissions from large cargo vessels.

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