We offer expertise and services across the entire additive manufacturing (AM) value chain and have all relevant metal 3D-printing technologies in-house. Services span from idea to serial production and include material selection, design and printing as well as post-processing and testing.
In additive manufacturing, printing makes up just one of seven steps you need to master. The steps before and after are equally important. Our advisory services help you use a three-phase process to ensure that you get the best out of additive manufacturing.
Phase one (Plan it) is all about selecting what to print, choose the most optimal material, develop the best possible design – and select the right additive technology for the end-product.
For phase two (Print it), Sandvik is equipped to print using Powder Bed Fusion (both laser and electron beam) and Binder Jetting. The choice of additive technology depends on the material and the desired characteristics of the end-component.
In phase three (Perfect it), because additively produced components rarely emerge from a printer 'ready to use', specialist post processing is generally required. This is an area where Sandvik has over 75 years’ of leading expertise, both in heat treatment and in machining, and thus the ability to determine an optimal finishing process to the specific application. And as in any other form of manufacturing, quality assurance is vital.
CERTIFICATES AND APPROVALS
As a part of Sandvik's commitment to the highest standards in quality, environment, health and safety, we hold approvals to, for example, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 13485 (medical devices) and AS9100D (aerospace).