TC TECH Sweden AB (publ) has received a patent approval in Sweden for the patent application ”Method and arrangement for metal processing”. The approval in Sweden is the first one regarding partial hardening and extends the patent protection for the company’s general technology platform. The patent will be valid until the 3rd of July 2038.
TC TECH’s technology platform makes it possible to use induction (electromagnetism) to heat up, emboss and cool down detailed objects made of plastic, or other materials, with high precision. This patent approval extends the patent protection for our technology to be valid for metal parts.
“This patent approval extends the patent protection for our technology platform to also cover hardening of metal where we can see a great potential for our technology. Regarding partial hardening there is an especially high demand to find methods which can enable both hardened and soft zones with high precision. Within automotive industry the press hardening is a fast-growing area, there existing technologies have limitations regarding effectiveness and precision. TC TECHs main focus is still the development of a production system for light guide plates, but in the future other areas will also be important for the company” says TC TECH CEO Alexander Luiga
Initially, TC TECH has developed a production system for the manufacturing of a new generation of light guide plates (LGPs) that can substantially reduce the energy consumption in edge-lit LCD displays, as well as improve the picture quality. Edge-lit LCD displays are used in the majority of all mobile phones, tablets, laptops, computer displays and TVs on the market today. TC TECHs technology platform also has the potential to be used within several additional application areas, of which hardening of metal is one.