Enabling circular economy through new technology

Additive manufacturing will play an important role to support our customers’ future application needs. By acquiring the Belgian company Laser Cladding Venture n.v. (LCV) SKF has increased its additive manufacturing skills and capabilities.

LCV is a niche engineering start-up specialized in various laser cladding technologies and processes which can be applied to support SKF’s service and remanufacturing offering. The technology will also strengthen SKF’s ability to repair bearings and other products, enabling a more circular use. By repairing a damaged surface with a new metallic layer, there is no need to replace the whole bearing.