Beijer Tech AB
Beijer Tech specializes in industrial trading and manufacturing. The company sells consumables, components, machinery, service and technical solutions, which are often adapted to specific customer requirements. Its operations are divided into two business areas: Fluid Technology and Industrial Products. The main market is the Nordic region.
Beijer Tech focuses on refined products, such as 3D printing. The development of design, production and measuring tools has paved the way for a technology shift, in which increasing numbers of components are designed from the beginning to be manufactured using 3D technology. Customers include foundries and other industrial companies that manufacture prototypes or products with complicated shapes in small series. The work can be described in a few basic steps.
Customer requirement/design – the customer chooses to develop advanced, high-performance components using computerized design tools. The ultimate goal may be to save on weight or to design customized components that are more energy-efficient, such as engines with higher efficiency that save fuel and reduce emissions. Many components have a complicated shape and are therefore difficult to manufacture in a traditional fashion.
Manufacturing – the component can be printed directly in plastic or metal, but can also be cast in molds that are printed in 3D. Casting in molds is a cost-effective way to manufacture large components, such as for the automotive industry. Printing directly in metal is more expensive and most appropriate for small, complicated components. Simulation programs that minimize uncertainty and shorten lead times are used to optimize the work.
Quality control/verification – after manufacturing, the new technology also generates new control possibilities. Components designed using 3D tools are inspected using 3D scanning, during which a direct comparison is made between the “drawing” used as the starting point and the result after manufacturing.
Staffan Johansson, President of Beijer Tech.