Cellimpact AB was founded in Karlskoga in 2004 as part of the Morphic Group of companies. The intention with Cellimpact was to use the High Velocity Impact Technology developed within Morphic since 1999 to produce primarily bipolar plates for the fuel cell industry.
However the ideas and development work of the High Velocity Impact Technology, today industrialized by Cellimpact, started much earlier when the founder of Morphic was working within the Bofors group of companies. Bofors was founded in Karlskoga in the year 1646, and acquired by Alfred Nobel in 1894.
The reason for Bofors investigating the high velocity impact effect, so called Adiabatic phenomenon, on metal was to study armour penetration.
The reason for Cellimpact investigating and further developing the High Velocity Impact Technology is now for more peaceful applications, a new generation of machine tools for more efficient and higher quality production.
In 2007, the complete machine technology was transferred to Cellimpact AB, but still only for internal use to produce bipolar plates for the fuel cell industry.
Between 2007 and 2010, Cellimpact initiated contacts with many fuel cell companies on the global market, gaining test orders and evaluating different materials for forming using our High Velocity Impact Technology. However, the fuel cell market did not develop as fast as the industry had predicted.
In 2010, Cellimpact initiated a process to change the business focus from producing bipolar plates back to the core knowledge of developing the High Velocity Impact units for use in various applications.
In 2011, Cellimpact introduced the new generation High Velocity Impact Units to special chosen clients in Japan and Europe as a first step to industrialize the technology and establish Cellimpact as the supplier of High Velocity Impact Units.