Partners

Industrial Partners

Scania

Scania  is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, as well as industrial and marine engines. The company operates in about 100 countries. Scania's research and development and European component production is concentrated in Sweden.

Volvo

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines.  Volvo , with its headquarters in Gothenburg, is a listed company with over 100,000 employees which has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets.

Sandvik Coromant

Sandvik Coromant  is a leading supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions and know-how. Education, R&D investments and strong partnerships ensure the development of technologies that change, lead and drive the future of manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant employs over 8300 staff and is represented in 150 countries.

Ovako

Ovako  is a leading European producer of engineering steel for customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries and holds a leading position in the European engineering steel market and in a number of global niches. Ovako has ten production sites and is represented in more than 30 countries.

Ionbond

Ionbond  is a world leading vacuum coatings service provider offering hard, wear-resistant, low friction PVD, PACVD and CVD coatings. With 39 service centers in 17 countries in Europe, North America and Asia Ionbond has one of the largest coating service networks in the world. The company is part of a global group, IHI Corporation.

Oerlikon Balzers

Oerlikon Balzers  is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies that significantly improve the performance and durability of precision components and tools for the metal and plastics processing industries. Oerlikon Balzers operates a dynamically growing network of more than 100 coating centres in 35 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Erasteel and Aubert&Duval

Erasteel  and Aubert&Duval  are the two companies in Eramet Alloys. Erasteel is one leading producer of PM HSS for high performance tooling and components. Aubert&Duval, a specialist in upscale metallurgy, is a world leader in designing, developing and industrializing high-performance steel, super alloy, aluminum and titanium parts.

Research Partners

Fraunhofer IPT

Fraunhofer IPT is an institute of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and is located in Aachen, Germany. In the areas of process technology, production machines, production metrology and quality as well as technology management, IPT offers partners and customers tailor made solutions for a connected, adaptive production.

Fraunhofer IWU

Fraunhofer IWU is an institute of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and is located in Chemnitz, Germany. The main focus of Fraunhofer IWU's work is on application-oriented research and development in the field of production technology for the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors focusing the entire process chain.

Swerim AB

Swerim AB  is located in Stockholm, Sweden. Swerim AB is an institute for materials with leading-edge skills within materials development, joining, component properties and materials analysis.

RISE IVF

RISE IVF  is located in Mölndal, Sweden. RISE IVF offers advanced research and consulting services, developing and implementing new technologies and new working methods focusing on development of manufacturing processes, products, and production.

Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers is a highly progressive university situated in Gothenburg which is known for education, research and innovation with focuses on technology, natural science, architecture, maritime and other management areas. From Chalmers the Department for Materials and Manufacturing Technology is active in the PHM R&D Cluster.