With some 70 years of close partnership with automakers around the world, Sandvik Coromant can provide tools and in-depth application know-how for most components in all sizes of automotive vehicles - from motorcycles to heavy trucks. With a strong foothold in R&D and close cooperation with both customers and machine builders, we actually have the most complete offer in our industry.
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The automotive industry is characterized by high volume production in purpose built manufacturing plants with a high degree of optimization and automation. Quality control and component delivery control have a very high priority and the main focus is on controlling costs and a high degree of planned output.
As the industry becomes more and more advanced the demand on rapid R&D increases. New materials require new tools and innovative ways of working with applications. However, the more advanced manufacturing becomes, the harder it is for the individual companies to keep all skills in-house. This opens up for new ways of partnerships and cooperation between manufacturers, tool makers, machine makers, universities and research centers. This opens up doors to new innovations and knowledge exchange throughout the industry.
Globally Sandvik Coromant is co-operating with more than 70 external competence centers, universities and institutes. Different universities have different experts that we like to do research projects with. Some of the ongoing external research projects relate to: