Freemelt ONE delivered to Georgia Tech for materials research

April 12, 2022

The Freemelt ONE is an Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) Additive Manufacturing machine tailored for materials research and development (Courtesy Freemelt)
The Freemelt ONE is an Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) Additive Manufacturing machine tailored for materials research and development (Courtesy Freemelt)

Freemelt, Mölndal, Sweden, has received an order worth nearly $500,000 for a Freemelt ONE Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) Additive Manufacturing machine from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US.

The Freemelt ONE will be housed at the Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility (AMPF), which aims to scale up and industrialise new technologies and ideas in collaboration between industry and academia. The machine is the first PBF-EB to be installed at AMPF, and is expected to be used for materials research. It will be delivered in the second quarter of 2022.

“Freemelt has identified a key market need: early-stage development of feedstocks, parameters, and build strategies for E-beam powder bed fusion 3D printing,” stated Aaron Stebner, Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. “The flexibility and accessibility of this system makes it ideal for contributing to the AMPF goal of maturing early concepts for new materials and manufacturing strategies up to the point of commercial adoption.”

The order is the third to the United States in a short period of time, which is said to illustrate the growing interest in Freemelt’s products in North America, now one of the company’s main markets.

“Georgia Tech is amongst the highest ranked technical universities in the United States. This order is proof that our technology meets the highest requirements in advanced materials research. The placement at AMPF also show that the manufacturing industry is preparing for our technology,” commented

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