The opening of the tech center specialising in surface coating.
The opening of the tech center specialising in surface coating.

Höganäs has opened a tech center specialising in surface coating at its headquarters in Sweden. This new tech center has been given the same name (ArcX) as the company’s Johnstown and Shanghai centers.

The tech center will allow customers to help test their prototypes and receive help to develop their applications, as well as offering joint development projects, training and consulting. It features a 7 kW fibre-coupled diode laser (Laserline), an automated Commersald PTA system, a semi-automatic Hettiger PTA system, flame spray guns, powder welding torches, a wear lab and a fully equipped metallographic.

‘Surface coating is, for me, a clear way of doing good business,’ said Höganäs CEO Melker Jernberg. ‘It has to do with sustainability, reuse, and life-length of products. This is a very important issue for the future.’

This story is reprinted from material from Höganäs, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.