We are reaching the end of 2019, which has been an eventful year. We have told you about winning awards, having a great EMO fair in Hannover, but most importantly we have protected our patent and signed our first license agreement. It is fair to say that we can all be proud of what has been accomplished.
However interesting the past, as usual we have some news to share. A scientific article has been published, and you can also read about us in Nordic Steel & Mining Review. We have started project MacAM to improve post processing guidelines and we are invited to present our materials at VTT Technical Research Centre. Our gorgeous tools have posed as cover girls for 3D ADEPT MAG and we are looking to recruit a Key Account Manager. And people never seem to get tired of our videos…
Scientific article on 3D printed steels for wear applications
VBN’s CTO Ulrik Beste is co-author of the article Assessment of 3D printed steels and composites intended for wear applications in abrasive, dry or slurry erosive conditions published by International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials. Together with researchers from Tallinn University of Technology, interesting conclusions are presented:
“It is possible to 3D print wear resistant materials with high content of homogeneously dispersed carbides. “
“The additively manufactured Vibenite steels and composites show low wear rate in comparison to Hardox 400 and AISI 316.”
Additive manufacturing, VBN’s speciality
In this year’s issue of Nordic Steel and Mining Review, you will find an article summarising our year on page 52! Learn more about why additive manufacturing is indeed our speciality.
To optimise post processing of VBN Components’ AM-materials, project Machining of AM components – MacAM is about to take off. Financed by Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova, the project will be executed with partners Swerim, Sandvik Coromant and 3M. VBN’s metal materials increase lifespan and performance of components and may reduce production cost significantly.
– Today there is a knowledge gap considering grinding and post processing of AM components. We are looking forward to this project which will give new recommendations for tools and knowledge about post processing, which is most important for industrial adoption of AM, says Ulrik Beste, CTO of VBN Components.
Take a look at some of the magazines that published the news:
European Tool and Mold Making
Mold Making Technology
European Powder Metallurgy Assiciation
Vibenite® materials to be presented at VTT Technical Research Centre
VBN Components has been invited to present Vibenite® materials to the Nuclear Industry at VTT Technical Research Centre Finland in March 2020. The seminar is called “Metal Additive Manufacturing in nuclear energy applications” and is organized by Energiforsk – The Swedish Energy Research Centre.
What a great cover!
For the Formnext fair issue, 3D ADEPT MAG chose VBN’s tools to represent the world of 3D printing. We guess they must have been taken with us after the interview at EMO Metalworking fair in Hannover. Have a look at what they found out in their November issue!
Recruiting a new Key Account Manager
We are in the middle of recruiting a new Key Account Manager. Our new employee will have great responsibility as an international business developer. We are impressed by the technical knowledge and sales experience of the people who have applied this far.
VBN’s videos continue to gain views
As many of you know, VBN has recorded several videos explaining materials and processes. The two videos about Hybrid carbide Vibenite® 480 have together reached 1.900 views. The video about The world’s hardest steel, Vibenite® 290, has more than fulfilled our expectations. By the time you open this newsletter, we are hoping it will have passed 9000 views.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!