Major order to keep particle beam in place

Sandvik Materials Technology

Sweden invests heavily each year in large-scale research facilities such as ESS, CERN, ESO and ITER. A large upgrade project is currently under way at CERN, involving the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC or HiLumi). The project is an upgrade of the existing accelerator (LHC) and instruments, and will be the biggest project at CERN in the coming decade, with an investment close to EUR 1 billion.

Material from Sandvik will be used to keep the particle beam in place in the accelerator. Here, the magnetic and physical characteristics at four degrees Kelvin (approximately -269 degrees Celsius) are of great importance.

Material from Sandvik will be used to keep the particle beam in place in the accelerator. Here, the magnetic and physical characteristics at four degrees Kelvin (approximately -269 degrees Celsius) are of great importance.

“Very few companies have the capability to deliver material with these characteristics, and we’re pleased to announce that Sandvik is now supplying material to CERN,” says Björn Mogard, Global Product Manager, Cold Rolled Precision Strip, Sandvik Materials Technology.

Long experience of demanding applications

“Sandvik has extensive experience of delivering specialty steels for complex applications, but our experience of working with research facilities as clients is limited. Supplying CERN with material with low permeability is an interesting challenge for us. Big Science Sweden has been invaluable in guiding us and helping us understand how to work with Big Science facilities, says Marie Vennström, Manager Engineering Solutions, Stainless Service at Sandvik Materials Technology.

International large-scale research facilities in Big Science comprise a massive market, offering great business opportunities for Swedish companies supplying products and services. There are also great opportunities to be part of collaborations that promote high-tech development in areas such as superconducting magnets, material development and big data.

Sandvik Materials Technology is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of advanced stainless steels and special alloys for demanding environments, along with products and systems for industrial heating. Products and services make industrial processes more productive, cost efficient, profitable and safer, while reducing the environmental footprint in a number of different industry segments. Together with their customers, they develop products and material that meet the demands of tomorrow.