Sandvik Materials Technology
Sandvik Materials Technology continues its long history of developing innovative high alloy welding products. By Jim Harris
Sandvik Materials Technology and its parent company, Sandvik, have long been ahead of the innovation curve. The company, founded in 1862 by Göran Fredrik Göransson, was one of the first to use the Bessemer process by acquiring 20 percent of the patent to make low carbon steel. Sandvik’s brand name was first established in the United States in 1876. It is also a pioneer in the development of 300 and 400 series stainless steel alloys for the GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, FCAW, SAW wire, strip and associated fluxes.
Today, the company is known for its duplex alloys, which combine properties found in 300 series and 400 series ferritic stainless steel alloys. Duplex alloys are available in several versions with increasing levels of strength and corrosion resistance known as lean, standard, super- and hyper-duplex. Superaustenitic and other specialty grades are also part of the Sandvik portfolio. “The technical expertise that Sandvik has within the industry in the development and support of new alloys is what we are most proud of,” Technical Manager and Applications Specialist Frank Babish says.