Hardmetal specialist Sandvik Coromant has joined a center researching powertrain manufacturing for heavy vehicles applications as a partner.

The center is part of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, German research organization Fraunhofer and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden). It was inaugurated at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden with the other two industrial partners – Volvo and Scania.

The center will primarily focus on improving the powertrain production process. This involves, for example, material selection and machining of camshafts and engines. Sandvik Coromant has been involved in selecting the focus areas and the initial projects, and is now taking part in three of the main projects, the company says.

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