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Tools and assembly systems

Do you have an idea for improving product assembly or assembly technology?

We innovate for customers in the automotive and aerospace industries, industrial manufacturing and maintenance, and vehicle service. 

Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, France and Japan. The largest research and development unit is located in Stockholm, Sweden, where a designated team of engineers will evaluate your idea.

There’s much more to assembling a car, for instance, than just tightening nuts and bolts. Whether pneumatic or battery-driven, our tools integrate a range of features including small, high-powered electrical motors, software that records and traces each tightening, and operator-friendly ergonomics. Related products include abrasive tools and drills, adhesives equipment, rivets and more. We innovate for customers in the automotive and aerospace industries, industrial manufacturing and maintenance, and vehicle service.

Research areas:

  • New assembly methods
  • Positioning technology
  • Battery technology
  • Materials for gears
  • Surface treatment technologies
  • Material removal methods
  • Sensors, such as accelerometers or gyros
  • Vibration dampening
  • Augmented reality
  • When submitting my idea, I represent (optional)
    Have you previously done business with Atlas Copco? If yes, indicate in what capacity (optional)

    Please fill in the field covering as many of the following topics as possible. This is necessary for Atlas Copco to be able to evaluate your submission.


    Description of the idea/invention


    The nature of your idea.


    Why you think that this could be of benefit for Atlas Copco.


    If applicable, your technical approach. You may want to attach visual explanations by uploading a file above.


    Intellectual property rights


    Are you the inventor? If not, what is your relationship to the inventor?


    Patent protection related to your idea. If it is protected by patents or has been published, please include:



    • Patent number and countries of your own (including granted patents & applied patents).
    • Patent number and countries of other companies’ that might have potential conflicts with your technology that you’re submitting (if you know of any).
    • Publication name, title, volume, page number, publishing year.

    Stage of development


    Provide a brief description (e.g. current status, plans, issues) about the stage of development:



    • Research or experimental, laboratory prototype, working prototype or commercially available.
    • Describe the main challenges that need to be overcome in making your idea a commercially available product/technology.

    Other


    Have you shared this idea with other companies?



    • If yes, do you have any active contract or agreement in place that would prevent you from negotiating with Atlas Copco?

    If your idea is a new feature to an existing industrial product, please list that product as well.