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AP&T in cooperation initiative for more efficient manufacturing of fuel cell plates

07.11.2016

AP&T, Cell Impact and Sandvik have together developed a new solution for cost-efficient large-scale manufacturing of fuel cell plates. The solution will be presented for the first time at European Fuel Cell Forum in Luzern, Switzerland, June 30.-July 3.

AP&T, Cell Impact and Sandvik have together developed a new solution for cost-efficient large-scale manufacturing of fuel cell plates. The solution will be presented for the first time at European Fuel Cell Forum in Luzern, Switzerland, June 30.-July 3.

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Until now production of fuel cell plates has been associated with relatively high costs. By developing the materials, forming technology and production process, the three companies have together created the conditions needed for significantly more cost-efficient manufacturing.

For example, Sandvik has produced a new method for coating stainless steel strip steel. The material is delivered with a finished surface, which eliminates the necessity of individually coating each piece and handling formed plates. Cell Impact's technology for high-speed forming increases the steel's formability and enables more complex and exact patterns to be created or for material thickness to be reduced. AP&T has integrated the different parts into a complete production process based on the company's extensive experience in production lines for heat exchanger plates.

The "High-Velocity and High-Speed Manufacturing Method and Manufacturing Cost Analysis for PEM Fuel Cell Applications" cooperation project will be presented by representatives from Sandvik, Cell Impact and AP&T. Chief Technical Officer Martin Skrikerud from AP&T is one of the speakers.

European Fuel Cell Forum is an established meeting place for players involved in developing and manufacturing fuel cells. The conference is being held for the fifth time.

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