News & Events

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We are proud to say that we are growing and so is our list of clients. Therefore we will soon start to look for a senior key account manager preferably with experience from the automotive industry. This strategic key-role will be responsible for strengthening the ANS presence on the German market by developing existing client relationships. Are you the right candidate for this position, or do you know someone who is? Let us know.

ANS has recently employed a new development engineer, Emil Edin. Emil has a Masters degree in Engineering Physics oriented towards Materials Engineering from Uppsala University. Prior to his employment at ANS he wrote his Master thesis at ANS as part of an internal development project and was subsequently hired. Emil’s work at ANS currently involves client project development. A second development engineer recruitment will also be made during Q2.

A joint research project has started together with Gnutti Powertrain AB, Scania AB, Högskolan i Halmstad and ANS. The goal of the project is to reduce friction and wear in valve train components for heavy duty diesel engines and to study the implementation of ANS Triboconditioning® into full scale production. The project will be finished by the end of 2014.

A joint research project of ANS, Mahle and Nagel has been started in order to study the effect of ANS Triboconditioning® on the piston ring/cylinder liner tribology in heavy-duty diesel engines. This research proves that Triboconditioning® has potential for significantly reducing ring/liner friction and ring wear.

A technical account of research data accumulated within this project is to be presented at the 3rd International Tribology Symposium of IFToMM in Luleå, Sweden March 19-21, 2013. Read more about it here.

An ongoing collaboration between ANS, Ford and Thielenhaus Technologies evaluates performance of the ANS Triboconditioning® process for valve train components in a pilot production environment. Initial trials confirm that Triboconditioning® has potential for significant reduction of friction in the flat tappet and roller finger follower valve trains. A technical account of research data accumulated within this project is to be presented at VDI – Valve Train Conference in Wurzburg, Germany, November 27-28, 2012.

Meet ANS at IAA Hannover

For the second time this year, ANS will be visiting the International Motor Show for commercial vehicles, IAA in Hannover, Germany Tuesday the 25th of September 2012. If you will be there and are interested in meeting up with us, you are welcome to contact Hanna Olsson, +46 73 511 66 53,

ANS Goes West

After an exciting and eventful spring with several new partnerships, ANS is now working with almost all major European automotive OEMs and some large tier1 suppliers. ANS continues to grow and establish new strategic partnerships throughout Europe and are proud to announce that two new partnerships have been signed in North America.

ANS has embarked on a joint project together with Ford Research Center in Aachen and the honing machine manufacturer Gehring – aiming to assess the potential of the Triboconditioning® technology for future engine development. Within this project, pilot production trials have been carried out in an industrial environment for cylinder bores for the Ford GTDi Sigma engine. Results of the project will be presented at VDI Cylinder Bore Conference in Baden-Baden, Germany (June 19-20, 2012).

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Boris Zhmud, CTO at Applied Nano Surfaces
Phone: +46 70 937 13 10

Koenigsegg and ANS

The award winning ANS technology for cylinder bores (ANS Triboconditioning®) can now be found under the hood in the extreme Koenigsegg Agera and Agera R. The surface treatment reduces friction and wear, and supports Koeningsegg’s ambition to even further develop the world’s fastest serial produced car. For more information read the pressrelease.

Read more about the improvements on Koenigsegg Agera and Agera R, or in one of the automotive magazines: Motor Authority, Motorward or Automotorsport (in Swedish).

ANS hires a new sales director – Hanna Olsson. Hanna will be responsible for sales and marketing as ANS expands into new geographical regions as well as new application areas.

Christan Strondl has joined the ANS management team as Implementation Manager, and will be responsible for our customer implementation projects. Christan has a PhD degree in Applied Physics, and has previously worked for Sandvik Coromant, Hauzer and ChromoGenics.