Freemelt AB secures order for Freemelt ONE from US university

May 1, 2024

Freemelt AB has received an order for a Freemelt ONE system from a US university (Courtesy Freemelt)
Freemelt AB has received an order for a Freemelt ONE system from a US university (Courtesy Freemelt)

Freemelt AB, based in Mölndal, Sweden, has received an order for a Freemelt ONE Additive Manufacturing machine from a US university, targeting material research of critical metal applications. The order value is approximately $460,000, with expected delivery in the second quarter of 2024.

The customer reportedly has extensive experience and knowledge in metal Additive Manufacturing and will utilise the Freemelt ONE system for material research of refractory metals suitable for various critical applications. Refractory metals, such as tungsten, have high melting points, excellent mechanical properties, and resistance to corrosion and wear, making them suitable for use in industrial processes involving extreme temperatures in areas like aerospace, manufacturing equipment, and energy applications. Refractory metal’s high melting point limits the ability to manufacture parts with traditional methods, whereas Additive Manufacturing has proven that geometric constraints can be unlocked and thus widen the accessible market.

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The university is reportedly fostering partnerships with regional and national manufacturing industries to identify new applications for Additive Manufacturing, as an innovative manufacturing technology increasing the competitiveness of the US industry.

Freemelt’s CEO, Daniel Gidlund commented, “It is rewarding that another prestigious American university chose to build their material research and development on Freemelt’s 3D printers. We have intensified our presence in the American market, ramping up sales and marketing efforts, which we now see the results from. This is another important order for Freemelt, as it contributes to the expansion of our installed base for Freemelt ONE. This is the ninth Freemelt ONE system sold in the US and the twenty-fifth sold globally. Universities and research institutes in the US play a pivotal role in the industrialisation of Additive Manufacturing in the US and are therefore critical to Freemelt for our industrial expansion in North America.”

“We continue to see an increased demand for Freemelt’s expertise within Additive Manufacturing and the value our innovative technology brings to critical applications based on refractory metals. A trend that further strengthens our position in the market,” Gidlund continued.

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