This is Cell Impact
Around the world, a major shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is taking place, and Cell Impact is part of this development. Fuel cells produce electricity and heat through an electrochemical reaction where hydrogen and oxygen are combined. The technology is environmentally-friendly and the only byproduct is clean water. With the help of electrolyzers, electricity from renewable sources can be used to split water and thus produce green hydrogen gas.
Cell Impact has developed a unique high-precision method for forming the very thin metallic plates – flow plates – that are used in fuel cells and electrolyzers. The method relies on a hydraulic impact unit that very quickly, and with incredible accuracy, forms a metallic substance between two precision tools. The high energy levels make it possible to utilize special physical properties in the metal to form the exact patterns required for high efficiency in a modern flow plate.
Cell Impact develops and manufactures customized metal flow plates for fuel cells and electrolyzers. Our proprietary Cell Impact Forming technology makes it possible to produce flow plates in large volumes in a cost-efficient way, which is often a prerequisite for environmentally friendly hydrogen technology in many applications. But the technology is cost-effective, which also makes it suitable for R&D and smaller volumes.
Cell Impact Forming offers many advantages over conventional forming technology. The method is more than hundred times faster than progressive forming, consumes little energy and requires no lubricant or subsequent water-intensive cleaning. The technology reduces tool costs by up to 50 percent and requires minimal maintenance, making Cell Impact Forming a very environmentally-friendly manufacturing method.
Cell Impact’s offering includes highly specialized design services for flow plates and tools, prototype series and production of larger volumes. We manufacture both single and stacked, or bipolar, flow plates.
Cell Impact’s market comprises mainly vehicle and fuel cell manufacturers that offer hydrogen-powered fuel cells as an energy source in electric vehicles such as cars, buses, forklifts, ships, aircraft and trucks. Another market segment is fuel cells for reserve power used, for example, in mobile networks, hospitals and data centers. Flow plates for electrolyzers represent a growing market segment in the global transition to renewable energy.
Cell Impact operates in a global market with customers primarily in North America, China and Japan, areas that are now investing substantially in environmentally friendly hydrogen technology. In the EU, there is also increased interest in hydrogen fuel, particularly following the large hydrogen investments within the framework of the European Green Deal and other strategic political initiatives.
Cell Impact in brief
Flexible and scalable production of customized flow plates for fuel cells and electrolyzers.
Head office and production facility in Karlskoga, Sweden. Subsidiary in Japan (Cell Impact Japan Inc.) and local presence in Germany and China.
Unique production technology, protected by global patents.
- Development and production of cost and energy-efficient flow plates for fuel cells and electrolyzers.
- DFM (Design for Manufacturing) services
- Prototype series
- High-volume production
- Project revenues
- Sales of flow plates
- Strategic partnerships with equipment sales