Master thesis: Manufacturing of heating elements

Sandvik division Kanthal offers a thesis project in the area of heat treatment in the manufacturing of ceramic heating elements.

Kanthal® is a world-leading brand for products and services for industrial heating. Ceramic heating elements have been manufactured in Hallstahammar, Sweden since the 1950s. Continuous improvements in quality, manufacturing and logistics have been key to staying ahead of the competition. This thesis enables you to have an impact on the future of how to manufacture ceramic heating elements.

Background and scope of the project

This master thesis project aims to develop a new concept for material heat treatment during the manufacturing of ceramic heating elements at the unit in Hallstahammar, Sweden. Several techniques of heat treatment are to be evaluated with respect to quality, productivity and automation prior to a final recommendation being concluded.

Work description

  • Study of the existing process, carried out by observation in the manufacturing department.
  • Literature study of potential manufacturing processes, including automation and logistic opportunities.
  • Selection of identified suitable techniques.

Student background

We are preferably looking for a master student in engineering or with comparable background. No previous work experience is needed but skills in general manufacturing, mechanical engineering, automation and logistics are meriting.

The thesis shall be written in English. The working language is either Swedish or English.

At Sandvik, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background leads to a better environment for our employees, our business and our customers. Now, we’re looking forward to meeting you!

Duration of project

The thesis project lasts 20 weeks, starting as soon as possible. The location is in Hallstahammar, Sweden.

Application and contact persons

Petter Lindblom, supervisor, phone: +46 76 616 04 26

Johan Baringson, manager, phone: +46 70 616 20 54

Please send your application to the contacts above as soon as possible, and no later than April 30, 2022, as selections are made on an ongoing basis.

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