Mikael Schuisky, PhD
VP R&D and Operations, Sandvik Additive Manufacturing
Thinking beyond printing for full additive manufacturing value
Metallurgists, world leading powder producers, post processing and metal cutting experts. With 150 years in the metal industry, few understand the secrets of additive manufacturing and the entire value chain like Sandvik does. In this presentation, some of the advances that Sandvik has made for additive applications within the fields of metal cutting, mining and oil & gas will be described. Customer cases will be shared, such as advanced coolant clamps for turning applications, light weight mills for reduction of vibrations when machining with long overhangs, advanced sliding cases for down the hole hammers in the mining industry – as well as nozzles made in wear resistant cemented carbide, used as oil drill bits. In additive manufacturing, printing makes up just one of seven steps you need to master. The steps before and after the printing are equally important. At Sandvik we call our three phase process: Plan it – Print it – Perfect it.
Dr. Mikael Schuisky, currently Vice President, R&D and Operations at Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, received his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden in 2000. During his PhD Mikael worked with thin film technologies like Atomic Layer Deposition and Chemical Vapor Deposition. He joined Sandvik in 2002 as a researcher working with large scale air to air PVD coatings of strip steel for applications such as bipolar plates for fuel cells. Since 2007 Mikael has held various R&D manager positions within the Sandvik Group, with focus on coating technologies. In 2014, Mikael took on the responsibility to build up the Additive Manufacturing Research Center at Sandvik.