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Expertise and innovation

Our operations are based on extensive investments in research and development (R&D), customer insights and a deep knowledge of industrial processes and digital solutions. This combination has resulted in proven capabilities to enhance customer productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Areas of expertise

Having the right combination of academic qualifications and hands-on experience, we work closely with our customers to jointly discover ways of addressing their challenges. Our various collaborations with leading research centers and universities worldwide, contribute to new or further developed technologies for increased customer value.

  • Mining and rock technology

    Specializing in technical solutions and service for the mining and infrastructure industries, we offer expertise within, for example, the following areas:

    • Rock drilling and rock cutting
    • Crushing and screening
    • Underground loading and hauling
    • Automation and digitalization technologies, including integrated software platforms for mine digitalization
    • Battery-electric technologies

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    Mining and infrastructure equipment and tools

  • Metal-cutting technology

    Being the world’s no. 1 supplier of cutting tools and tooling systems we have industry-leading achievements in the optimization of customers’ machining operations. Our capabilities include expertise in areas like:

    • Machining operations like turning, milling and drilling
    • Cutting technologies
    • Tool-holding technologies
    • Digital manufacturing

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    Tools and software for component manufacturing

  • Materials technology

    As a world-leading developer and manufacturer of advanced materials such as cemented carbide and super-hard materials as well as powder alloys, our core competencies include, for example:

    • Metallurgy and metallography
    • Material design and development
    • Material characterization and properties
    • Powder technologies, including printability
    • Surface coating technologies (CVD and PVD)
    • Tribology and wear of hard and super-hard materials

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    The operations covering tubular products, bar, strip and wire in special alloys are part of Alleima (formerly business area Sandvik Materials Technology) since August 31, 2022. Go to the Alleima website

  • Additive manufacturing technology

    As a world-leader within materials technology, manufacturing- and post processing technologies, we have well-established competence across the value chain for additive manufacturing of metal components. We are also a market-leading provider of metal powder.

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Innovation and R&D

Our innovations have a significant impact on vital processes in industries like mining, infrastructure, aerospace and automotive.
Innovation and R&D
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Innovation prizes

Each year we award two prizes to employees to stimulate and reward significant efforts in industrial innovation.
Innovation prizes


Our innovations in digitalization creates optimized solutions to meet and exceed our customers business needs.

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We make the shift – advancing the world through engineering

We apply our expert minds and collaborative ways of working with customers and partners to build more resilient and stronger businesses.

Explore our stories

Innovation, People

Feb 12, 2024 8:53 AM CET

A leadership learnt from rugby

What has rugby got to do with running global operations? To Eamonn Whelan it’s a lot. Whether on a rugby field or in daily business operations, when the target is clear, the best performance is achieved by leveraging the special competence in every team member.
A leadership learnt from rugby

Jan 29, 2024 3:57 PM CET

Cutting into the medical industry

Sphinx Tools makes drills that are smaller than human hairs. Acquired by Sandvik for its precision tool expertise, the Swiss company is also strengthening the Group’s position in the medical sector.
Cutting into the medical industry
Podcast, People, Innovation, Sustainability

Jan 17, 2024 4:58 PM CET

Pasi Kangas, Head of Technology

In this podcast we will learn more about the world of metal powders and additive manufacturing (3D printing), innovative technologies that create huge opportunities in many areas. Our guide to this exciting topic is Pasi Kangas, Head of Technology at Sandvik’s metal powder and additive manufacturing business.
Pasi Kangas, Head of Technology