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Sandvik Coromant is a leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry.



Sandvik Coromant has 8,000 employees and is represented in 130 countries.



Sandvik Materials Technology is a producer of high technology stainless steels, special alloy materials and advanced value-added products. Sandvik Materials Technology consists of five product areas: Tube, Strip, Wire, Kanthal and Process Systems. Sandvik Materials Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group.


Digital solutions in the metal cutting world
13 February, 2013
This brief technical article from Sandvik Coromant looks at the increasing influence of digitalization on metal cutting.
New bandsaw blade tipping material developed for Sandvik's Multishift
09 April, 2007
A new tipping material for bandsaw and framesaw blades has been developed by Kock GmbH Zerspanungstechnik, Sandvik Steel
New Kanthal heating element system used in forehearth redesign
08 April, 2007
Heating specialists Kanthal, a product area within Sandvik Materials Technology, has supplied Superthal heating modules, fitted with Kanthal Super CS elements, as part of a forehearth redesign project in a major glass plant.
Nickel coated stainless steel spring wire opens up new design opportunities
07 April, 2007
Sandvik Materials Technology offers spring makers many benefits from its extensive wire manufacturing and nickel coating capability for stainless steel spring wire. A combination of improved coiling, enhanced wire processing characteristics and production advantages provide spring makers increased productivity and opens up new spring design opportunities.
Sandvik develops welding consumables package for the nuclear industry
06 April, 2007
Sandvik Materials Technology has developed a complete package of welding products for joint and overlay welding of Alloy 690 (Sandvik Sanicro 69), a nickel-chromium-iron alloy used in the construction of steam generators in nuclear power plants.
Sandvik uses strip making expertise for doctor blades
05 April, 2007
Sandvik Materials Technology has used its steel melting and strip producing expertise to optimize the material properties for doctor blades for gravure and flexographic printing and is helping doctor blade manufacturers increase productivity in the printing industry.
New cutting and creasing rules launched
04 April, 2007
Continuous product improvement by Sandvik
Sandvik
03 April, 2007
As sawmills move towards higher speed machines in order to boost productivity, Sandvik Materials Technology is meeting the market demands for better performing bandsaw blades with the introduction of Sandvik Durashift, a higher tensile strength, but at the same time
Sandvik strengthens its position in spring wire market
02 April, 2007
Stainless steel wire for the manufacture of springs has gained considerable ground over, for example, copper and unalloyed steel and even plastic in some cases. Good mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, long life, appearance and environmental friendliness in terms of its ability for recycling, have all combined to increase consumption of stainless steel, particularly for small diameter wire.
New material grade for radiant and protection tubes for furnace applications.
23 July, 2006
Heating specialists Kanthal, a product area of Sandvik Materials Technology, has introduced a new material grade for radiant and protection tubes for furnace applications.
New welding wire has been launched
22 July, 2006
Specially developed through Sandvik
A new stainless steel precision wire grade specially developed by Sandvik Materials
21 July, 2006
Designated Sandvik Sanicro 36Mo, the new grade is a nitrogen enhanced, high alloyed austenitic alloy for service in extreme conditions. It is characterised by high tensile strength and excellent corrosion resistance in chlorides, H2S and CO2 environments and has already been proven in field tests in aggressive well conditions.
New steel belt technology opens up new application opportunities
20 July, 2006
The new Sandvik 1700SA stainless steel belt grade provides a competitive and viable alternative for applications that could previously only be carried out using weaker or less hygienic materials, such as plastics. Its ease of cleaning, good wear and corrosion resistance and in-line repairability make the new belt particularly suited to use in hygiene critical industries such as food processing, pharmaceuticals and electronics.
Sandvik
19 July, 2006
Sandvik Materials Technology is promoting its manufacturing and supply capability for new seamless stainless steel tubes in coils for hydraulic and instrumentation systems and for control lines and chemical injection lines.
Sandvik consolidates market leadership in steel belt process technology
18 July, 2006
The highlight of this years
San marco saddles use new ultra high strength material based on nanotechnology
18 June, 2006
Selle San Marco, the leading Italian maker of high quality, professional racing bicycle saddles has selected ultra-high strength Sandvik Nanoflex rails for its innovative and patented Magma MG, Rever Profil, Era and SKN saddles. Small diameter Sandvik Nanoflex saddle rail tubing is used as an alternative to round, solid titanium. The result for Selle San Marco is that the overall weight of the saddle is minimised.
Innovative heating element designed for multi-atmosphere furnaces
18 June, 2006
Ongoing process and product development of the Kanthal Super ER heating element is providing opportunities in the powder metallurgy industry for designing heating systems capable of meeting the process demands of multi-atmosphere furnaces. This means that it is now possible, in one furnace, to operate firing cycles where the atmosphere condition can be altered during the cycle between oxidizing, inert, endogas and reducing atmospheres.
New decorative metal strip increases productivity
18 June, 2006
Sandvik Decorex, the innovative, colour coated strip material from Sandvik Materials Technology, is providing productivity benefits for decorative component producers in the consumer electronics, domestic appliance, automotive and interior design industries.
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
17 June, 2006
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0127mm), to wires from 0.001' (0.025mm) up to 0.030' (0.762mm) diameter. It can also be applied to wires in any medical grade material including all the stainless alloys and super alloys used in the medical device industry.
Sandvik targets centrifugally cast hollow bar market
17 June, 2006
Recent expansion of the size range for Sandvik Sanmac, enhanced machinability, stainless steel hollow bar, has enabled Sandvik Materials Technology to compete effectively in the large diameter size area, where centrifugally cast hollow bar has traditionally held a strong market share. The new, larger diameter sizes, between 300mm outside diameter by 200mm inside diameter and 420mm by 300mm, are produced in stainless steel grades Sandvik Sanmac 304L and 316L. They have all of the improved machinability benefits of the Sanmac family of stainless steels, which do not jepordise key properties such as corrosion resistance and mechanical strength. All are available from stock in lengths of 3.5 to 5 metres.
Sandvik process systems qualifies new pastillation system for major sulphur processing plant
17 June, 2006
Following the launch of the Rotoform HS, a high capacity version of the Rotoform pastillation system, Sandvik Process Systems has completed successful trials and several months of full production at Econova
Duplex stainless steel gains ground in spring wire applications
17 June, 2006
Stainless steel for the manufacture of springs has gained considerable ground over, for example, copper and unalloyed steel and even plastic in some cases. Good mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, long life, appearance and environmental friendliness in terms of its ability for recycling, have all combined to increase consumption of stainless steel, particularly for small diameter wire.
Sandvik Stainless tubes replace graphite in acid production
16 June, 2006
Following extensive material trials and technical cooperation with a major phosphoric acid producer, Sandvik Materials Technology has been rewarded with an order for Sandvik Sanicro 28 grade, seamless stainless steel tubes. They will be used in a new heat exchanger and will replace a graphite tube unit.
Sandvik targets centrifugally cast hollow bar market
16 June, 2006
Recent expansion of the size range for Sandvik Sanmac, enhanced machinability, stainless steel hollow bar, has enabled Sandvik Materials Technology to compete effectively in the large diameter size area, where centrifugally cast hollow bar has traditionally held a strong market share. The new, larger diameter sizes, between 300mm outside diameter by 200mm inside diameter and 420mm by 300mm, are produced in stainless steel grades Sandvik Sanmac 304L and 316L. They have all of the improved machinability benefits of the Sanmac family of stainless steels, which do not jepordise key properties such as corrosion resistance and mechanical strength. All are available from stock in lengths of 3.5 to 5 metres.
Sandvik's new coiled tubing capability
15 June, 2006
Sandvik Materials Technology is using the Tube 2006 exhibition to promote its manufacturing and supply capability for seamless stainless steel tubes in coils for hydraulic and instrumentation systems and for control lines and chemical injection lines. Sandvik coiled tubing has the key benefit of being produced in a totally integrated manufacturing process, from steel melt to finished product. The result is a high quality product with consistent quality from batch to batch and delivery to delivery.
Spider design simplifies cutting rule guide
15 June, 2006
Cutting and creasing rules manufacturer, Sandvik Diecutting Products, part of Sandvik Materials Technology has produced an illustrated guide for cutting rules to enable diemakers and in-house die shops to select the optimum cutting rule for any material being processed.
Sandvik consolidates market leadership in steel belt process technology
14 June, 2006
The highlight of this years' Sandvik Process Systems' stand at Achema is a working model of the new Rotoform HS (high speed) pastillation system, which will be shown alongside a model of a standard Rotoform 3000. Developed in response to changing pastillation requirements in the oil and gas industry, Rotoform HS offers as much as twice the previous throughput capacity.
New Sandvik Bioline cored wire for medical, electrical conductor leads
14 June, 2006
A new metal-to-metal composite, Sandvik Bioline Cored Wire, as used in pacemaker and defibrillator leads, and which combines the optimum mechanical and physical properties of two materials, has been launched by Sandvik. The new Sandvik Bioline product is a composite of an outer Cobalt/Nickel/Chromium/Molybdenum alloy tube and a pure silver core. The outer component has excellent biocompatibility and fatigue properties, whilst the inner silver core provides high electrical efficiency, electrical conductivity and low resistance.
Duplex stainless steel gains ground in spring wire applications
13 June, 2006
Stainless steel for the manufacture of springs has gained considerable ground over, for example, copper and unalloyed steel and even plastic in some cases. Good mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, long life, appearance and environmental friendliness in terms of its ability for recycling, have all combined to increase consumption of stainless steel, particularly for small diameter wire.
Breakthrough for Sandvik grade in nitric acid production
13 June, 2006
An order for 80 tonnes, equivalent to 78 kilometres, of stainless steel heat exchanger tubing, won by Sandvik Materials Technology, represents a breakthrough for Sandvik grade 2RE10 in nitric acid production. German company BASF is building a new nitric acid plant in China and has selected stainless steel grade Sandvik 2RE10 for the heat exchangers based on previous experience of good corrosion performance.
Investment creates cost effective production capability for osprey controlled expansion carriers and housings
12 June, 2006
Recent investment by Sandvik Materials Technology at Sandvik Osprey, the world leader in spray
Sandvik develops world's first enhanced mig welding wire for duplex steels
12 June, 2006
A new welding wire, designated Sandvik 22.8.3.LSi, has been launched by Sandvik Materials Technology as the world's first, specially developed welding consumable for welding duplex stainless steels by the Metal Inert Gas process. Specially developed through Sandvik's R&D organisation, one of Europe's most technologically advanced facilities for stainless steel welding, the new wire is for welding duplex stainless steel grade Sandvik SAF 2205 (UNS S31803/S32205), and other duplex stainless steels such as UNS S32304 (Sandvik SAF 2304) and UNS S31500 (Sandvik 3RE60).
Sandvik and Tenaris to supply major oilfield projects in Qatar
21 September, 2005
Sandvik Materials Technology and Tenaris have been awarded contracts to supply the majority of the corrosion resistant alloy, needs for the Qatar Gas 3 & 4, and Qatar Shell GTL Pearl projects in the North Field, offshore Qatar. The order is for seamless production tubing in Sandvik Sanicro 28, with TenarisBlue premium connections, which will be delivered according to drilling schedules over the next three years. The supply agreements are the result of a strategic alliance signed by Sandvik and Tenaris two years ago. Working together, both companies have demonstrated a strong commitment to serve the oilfield market with high-end products and services for the most critical applications. This includes the development of CRA materials (13Cr and 25Cr) with TenarisBlue Dopeless connections, as well as other made-to-order specialty products.
Sandvik invests in continuous production line for woodband saw strip
08 July, 2005
Sandvik Materials Technology has confirmed that the expected product and capacity benefits, arising from an investment in a continuous finishing line for woodband saw strip steel, are now being realised. The total investment of around 70MSEK ($10 million) includes a new heat treatment furnace for hardening and tempering and a new finishing line for polishing strip steel.
More success for Sandvik's coffee freezing systems
20 June, 2005
Stainless steel, belt-based processing systems produced by Sandvik Process Systems are used in virtually every type of food processing, but possibly one of the fastest growing applications is the freezing of instant food products and, in particular, coffee. In recent years all of the world's major instant coffee producers have installed Sandvik systems, reflecting that freezing, with subsequent vacuum drying - has proved to be the process of choice in terms of efficiency and product quality, compared with other methods that have been tried. Controlled temperature freezing maintains both the colour and flavour of the coffee.
Sandvik launches surface engineered strip materials
17 May, 2005
Sandvik Materials Technology has introduced a new product form and launched a range of surface engineered stainless steel strip materials. Manufacturing processes have been developed to apply coatings with excellent adhesion and purity to stainless steel strip, enabling selected combinations of substrates and surface layers to provide new, enhanced and often unique material properties. A high degree of manufacturing flexibility enables surface engineered strip to be tailor made to customer specifications. Properties such as electrical conductivity, low resistivity, corrosion, surface function or decorative appearance can be met or enhanced, making the new Sandvik surface technology products ideal for the electronics industry, for example.
New Kanthal heating element system used in forehearth redesign
20 April, 2005
Heating specialists Kanthal, a product area within Sandvik Materials Technology, has supplied Superthal heating modules, fitted with Kanthal Super CS elements, as part of a forehearth redesign project in a major glass plant.
Breakthrough in steel belt technology opens up new application opportunities
17 March, 2005
A breakthough in steel belt processing technology has enabled Sandvik Process Systems, a product area within Sandvik Materials Technology, to launch a range of super thin stainless steel conveyor belts.
Breakthrough in steel belt technology opens up new application opportunities
17 March, 2005
A breakthough in steel belt processing technology has enabled Sandvik Process Systems, a product area within Sandvik Materials Technology, to launch a range of super thin stainless steel conveyor belts.
Sandvik stainless steel pipe grades approved for use in public water supplies
28 February, 2005
Approval for use in public water supplies has been given to the range of stainless steel pipe produced by Sandvik Materials Technology.
Eight year reference provides solution to tube cracking problems in recovery boilers
10 January, 2005
Cracking in water tubes in black liquor recovery boilers, especially in boiler floors and lower waterwalls, has been the source of unscheduled downtime for many years.
New wireline steel grade offers operating and cost benefits
20 December, 2004
A new stainless steel precision wire grade specially developed by Sandvik Materials Technology for sour service slicklines and logging cables offers both operating and cost benefits, including reduced down-time.
Steel belt is still running after 50 years
20 December, 2004
A bakery in Tierp, north of Stockholm, producing gingerbread and many other types of biscuit has experienced many changes in its long history. However, for over 50 years it has benefited from one constant feature in its production process - a steel belt supplied by Sandvik Process Systems.
Osprey Metals becomes Sandvik Osprey
13 December, 2004
To reinforce its commitment to activities in the field of controlled expansion alloys, Sandvik Materials Technology has recently changed the name of its subsidiary Osprey Metals to 'Sandvik Osprey'. Originally formed in 1974, Osprey Metals has been a member of the Sandvik Group for almost 25 years.
New Sandvik tube grades benefit deeper and more remote offshore exploration
22 November, 2004
New duplex stainless steel tube grades, developed by Sandvik Materials Technology, are providing the ultra-high strength and corrosion resistance needed for the wellhead control systems for today's enhanced oil and gas recovery methods.
Sandvik test centre completes 100 tests in a year
10 November, 2004
Sandvik Process Systems' largest test centre, based at its Industrial Processing headquarters in Fellbach, Germany, has completed its 100th test in just under 12 months.
Sandvik's super duplex stainless steel replaces aluminium brass tubing in power plant
27 October, 2004
Two years of material trials and process development, and a high level of technical cooperation between Sandvik Materials Technology and a major electricity producer in Vietnam, has resulted in a major order for Sandvik for small diameter thin wall condenser tubes, in super duplex stainless steel grade, Sandvik SAF 2507.
Duplex stainless wire solves spring cracking problem
08 October, 2004
Sandvik Materials Technology's duplex stainless steel grade, Sandvik SAF 2205 is being used for wire springs in electrical contact systems on railway locomotives.
Riser connector innovation leads to new Sandvik company
20 September, 2004
Sandvik Materials Technology has introduced a unique and innovative connector for use within the global oil and gas industry. The Gram Connector
Sandvik adds speciality perforating rules to product range
02 September, 2004
Sandvik has announced that, in collaboration with Zimmer Industries Inc, it has added perforating and micro perforating rules for the manufacture of business forms to its existing range of flat bed, rotary and special cutting and creasing rules for the printing, packaging and board converting industries.
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