Freemelt announces multiple orders for its AM machines from Swedish research institute

March 17, 2021

The orders for two PBF-EB machines will allow further study of advanced materials and synchrotron radiation studies of PBF-EB processes (Courtesy Freemelt)

Freemelt, Mölndal, Sweden has received two separate orders from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, for its Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) Additive Manufacturing machines.

A Freemelt ONE system will be housed at KTH in Stockholm for use in the study of advanced materials. A modified PBF-EB system, based on the Freemelt ONE technology, will be placed alongside the PETRA III at the DESY research facility in Hamburg, Germany, and used for synchrotron radiation studies of PBF-EB processes in a joint Swedish-German project.

“These orders confirm our position as a prime supplier of 3D printers for cutting edge material research,” stated Ulric Ljunblad, CEO of Freemelt. “We are very pleased to see that our products will be used at one of the world’s leading synchrotron radiation facilities, as well as at Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution. We look forward to supporting KTH in their exciting research endeavours.”

Greta Lindwall, Assistant Professor at KTH, commented, “These E-PBF systems will strengthen our 3D printing research at KTH and we look forward to the collaboration with Freemelt. The access to a Freemelt ONE system will support our Research Initiative on Sustainable Industry and Society (IRIS) with focus on integrated mechanics, components and materials design for 3D printing. The modified system will enable in-situ synchrotron X-ray studies to provide fundamental insights in the E-PBF process.”

Both machines are scheduled to be delivered during 2021.

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