materials technology

Materials Technology

We are Volvo’s Specialists in Applied Materials Technology
Volvo Materials Technology is a department of specialists in the field of applied material science and technology, which assists the Volvo Group, Volvo Car Corporation and other external customers.

The department offers competence and development resources in metallic materials science for product and process development, along with commissions of service nature. Our main tasks are failure analyses, new materials development, mechanical testing, materials selection and characterization, production process advice and standard interpretation.

Materials Technology has laboratories for metallic materials located in Gothenburg, Lyon, Ageo, and Hagerstown. Our non-metallic materials laboratory is located in Lyon with local support in Greensboro. The Materials Technology laboratories have  approximately 75 employees.

Our main competence areas are within:
  • Forged materials
  • Heat treatments
  • Cast materials
  • Surface technology
  • Polymers
  • Corrosion
  • Sheet metals
  • Welding
  • Bolted joint technology
  • Materials & meachanical testing