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Construction & Mining
Metal powder technology for mining and construction equipment
At Höganäs, we understand the drive for resilient, high performance machinery that can withstand the demanding environments found in construction and mining.
Using the latest laser cladding technology, our exceptionally resistant metal powder surfaces can dramatically prolong the lifetime of a range of excavation and road building equipment, including bucket wear plates, digging teeth and hydraulic parts.
Höganäs has successfully replaced hazardous chrome plating with hard metal powder coating on hydraulic cylinder rods used for lifting heavy loads in mining. As a result, superior metallurgical bonding has minimised porosity, enhancing corrosion resistance and eliminating the risk of cracking.
We believe the potential for metal powder solutions in this industry area is limitless. We are trialling our ideas in other application areas, paving the way for safer, more cost-effective and sustainable alternatives to current processes in construction and mining.
Our main areas of expertise
- The ability to introduce new applications, such as net components that reduce material waste and stronger surfaces that minimise customer downtime, in complex mining and construction operations.
- Bespoke metal powder technologies to suit specific application techniques.
- Problem solving in close partnership with our customers.
- A legacy of reliable, high quality metallurgy solutions and an in-depth knowledge of a range of application areas relevant to this sector.
Metal powders contribute to sustainable development
Metal powder technology provides endless opportunities; not only does it enable our customers to reduce their material and energy consumption, but it also helps them use new and better techniques that make final products more efficient and less expensive.
We believe that the inherent power of metal powders can be utilised to a much larger extent than it is today. We are also convinced that metal powders can contribute to sustainable development. With metal powder solutions, we can contribute to solving many of society’s pressing challenges, such as resource scarcity, shortage of clean water and the need for renewable energy.