VBN Components supports metal AM research with new industrial PhD collaboration

December 12, 2023

December 12, 2023

Saad Khalid, MSc is conducting material research for VBN Components in collaboration with the Tribomaterials group at Uppsala University (Courtesy VBN Components)
Saad Khalid, MSc is conducting material research for VBN Components in collaboration with the Tribomaterials group at Uppsala University (Courtesy VBN Components)

VBN Components, Uppsala, Sweden, has announced it is supporting a new industrial PhD collaboration. The company maintains a longstanding collaboration with the Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University, which is now intensifying through advanced material research performed by an industrial PhD student.

The PhD student is Saad Khalid, MSc, a graduate from the Master’s Programme in Additive Manufacturing at Uppsala University and employed at VBN Components for a few years. Khalid has now initiated his doctoral research work on the topic ‘Spatially controlled structural variations – a new concept for tailoring wear-resistant 3D-printed metals’ at the Tribomaterials Group.

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“As an SME, it is rare to be able to offer a PhD research position, but VBN can do this thanks to its significant and unique materials development focus. We are grateful for the collaboration with Uppsala University, as well as WISE and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with whom we will realise the project,” stated Magnus Bergman, CEO of VBN Components.

The position is selected and co-financed by WISE and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, supporting ‘Materials Science for a Sustainable World.’


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