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Sandvik, Freemelt, and Mid Sweden University join forces to accelerate the development of additive manufacturing using tungsten powder

Sandvik, Freemelt AB and Mid Sweden University announce a third-party collaboration aiming to accelerate the industrialization of additive manufacturing and the E-PBF technology.

The collaboration focuses on enhancing manufacturing processes and materials for industrial applications. Freemelt AB brings expertise in E-PBF technology, especially in tungsten material processes.

Sandvik, a leading supplier of high-quality powders, will contribute with its expertise and materials to certify its tungsten powder for use in Freemelt's printing process. Through this collaboration, Sandvik aims to become the preferred choice of powders for Freemelt's industrial partners, opening substantial business opportunities.

Mid Sweden University will invest in a Freemelt ONE (open-source research E-PBF machine) from Freemelt and provide resources to accelerate technology to transform the industrial ecosystem. This investment underscores the university's commitment to fostering innovation and competitiveness in additive manufacturing research and development, bridging the research community and industrial companies.

Freemelt CEO Daniel Gidlund comment,

"This collaboration highlights the expertise of the Swedish research and industry in additive manufacturing to maintain leadership in innovative manufacturing capabilities. By combining our expertise with Sandvik's high-quality powders and Mid Sweden University's research capabilities, we aim to drive innovation and unlock new opportunities in industrial applications. This collaboration will strengthen Freemelt’s position in high-performance materials such as tungsten for applications within the energy, defense, semiconductor, and medical equipment segments.”

Thomas Zimmerl, VP product management, tungsten powder products, Powder Solutions, Sandvik, comments:

"We are thrilled to partner with Freemelt and Mid Sweden University to certify our tungsten powders for additive manufacturing. This collaboration not only strengthens our position in the market but also opens new opportunities for growth and innovation."

Professor Lars-Erik Rännar at Mid Sweden University comments:

"Our partnership with Freemelt and Sandvik underscores our commitment to pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing technology. Together, we will drive innovation and contribute to the competitiveness of the industry."

Read more about it on the Freemelt website

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