R&D is a core competence at Outokumpu VDM. We cooperate with our customers to develop optimum solutions for specific industrial application requirements.
We also develop concepts for new products and processes. Continuously increasing requirements on the properties of our materials present us with ever new challenges. We are happy to face them: we are there for you with our highly motivated team.
Close cooperation with our customers starts right from the planning stage. Our R&D experts accompany the projects, sometimes right up to commissioning and start-up. The solutions that evolve find their way into new products, as well as techniques and processes.
We develop materials that go through fire and water for our customers: they will resist extreme temperatures and aggressive environments. How well they perform depends decisively on their chemical composition. This may be surprisingly simple or highly complex, but in every case it is the result of long and intensive development work which leaves nothing to chance. Our aim is not just to develop new materials but also to sound out hidden performance potentials in market-proven alloys which we can then qualify for new applications.