Presshardened bearing components

Reference number
Coordinator Gestamp HardTech Aktiebolag
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 741 789
Project duration April 2010 - February 2012
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable Production
End-of-project report 2010-00753_publikrapport_EN.pdf (pdf, 264 kB)

Purpose and goal

Purpose: Develop improved plate bearing products by using the press hardening method. Objectives: Result in the form of process definition, characterization of material, level of cost for application in a pilot study. 10% cost reduction. Define the need of product development and new tooling/manufacturing concepts.

Results and expected effects

Presshardened bearing components will take market shares through the competitiveness of the concept where -efficient production, -cheaper and more environment friendly material, -decreased weight are some of the factors.

Approach and implementation

The projects is realized in close collaboration between Gestamp and SKF. Academy and external institute will be engaged for some of the reasearch activities. Prototype parts will be produces and verified according to existing requirements.

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Last updated 9 January 2020

Reference number 2010-00753

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