Newsletter #2 2022, Application Center for Additive Manufacturing, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden View on web  /  Forward
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Newsletter #2 2022, from the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing 
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My wish for 2023:
Industry-cases where AM makes a difference
2022 is soon reaching its end. It has been an intense, but good year, for all of us at the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing, where we have ramped up the activities with our partners. In addition, we have had the opportunity to interact with many companies outside the Center. Now that almost all the infrastructure is in place, we can focus more on collaborating on various topics.
     Attending "Formnext – Where ideas take shape", the larger professional additive manufacturing fair, it was clear that aside from more software and hardware suppliers, bigger and faster printers, there was a strong focus on post-processing (independent of material) as well as large scale AM using robots. All well in line with the investments and activities in the Center. Hence, we are well equipped for the upcoming year and look forward to ramping up even more, to push the boundaries together and to work with industry-cases where AM makes a real difference.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Seyed Hosseini, Director of the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing
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AM Centers’ trend report from Formnext 2022
A team from RISE and Chalmers visited Formnext in November with two missions; to assist with expertise in the booth of the MANUELA project, and to network, and understand what is happening within AM around the world. Four major trends were spotted among the 800 exhibitors.
– We also held meetings with our AM Center partners and with potential new partners that could bring value and increase our community, says Johan Backlund, Director of Additive Manufacturing at RISE.

HIP – densification of
AM components
Hot isostatic pressing, HIP, is a post-processing treatment which removes pores in a material with the help of simultaneous application of high pressure and heat. This can among many things be used to fully densify 3D-printed components. The AM Center offers “HIPing” using QIH15L URC / URQ from Quintus Technologies.
AM in metals: European pilot-line perspective
The MANUELA project's goal was to develop a world-class pilot line service for additive manufacturing in metals, offering time and cost-saving industrial solutions. Welcome to its Final Conference, to take part of success stories from the project and the Pilot Line Production Services, developed by MANUELA.
When: February 9, 2022
Where: In Gothenburg, Sweden
Cost: Free of charge
More information and registration
21641 Siemens Energy produktion
"We want to accelerate AM development in Sweden"
Siemens Energy is hardly a novice when it comes to additive manufacturing. The company currently has around 200 employees working with the technology, along with some sixty 3D printers.
– We know that to succeed in the use of AM, you need to be part of the entire process, from equipment to the printing, finishing and quality assurance of the components, says Vladimir Navrotsky, Siemens Energy, Industrial Application, when joining the AM Center.
TESTER evaluates powder spreadability for metal AM
The Equipment called TESTER is developed by RISE with support from Höganäs and Vinnova, and can answer a wide range of industrial and academic questions such as:
  • What is the influence of recoater speed and layer thickness on the powder bed density? And how does powder bed density correlate with part quality and strength?
  • What is the effect of powder reuse/recycling on spreadability?
  • What is the effect of powder characteristics and conditionon spreadability?
New business criteria for choosing AM components
In order to identify which components are suitable for additive manufacturing, both technical and business selection criteria needs to be used. The purpose of the SPARSAM project is to investigate the possibility of expanding the technical selection criteria with business values, such as reduced inventory costs, transport and environmental impact.
Inspiration and tips at the seminar on Design for AM
3D-Action is a project with the goal to be a catalyst that increases awareness and knowledge about additive manufacturing and its benefits for small and medium-sized companies. Close to 70 people attended at their seminar "Design for AM", November 29. Siemens Energy, Volvo Cars and
Hexagon were among the speakers.
– We are here to see and learn. We sell products in small volumes, and 3D-printing could possibly be something for us, says Magnus Thordmark at AB Orax, one of the participants.
Upcoming events and conferences within AM
11-12/1: The Swedish Arena for Additive Manufacturing of Metals 2023, Stockholm
9/2: AM in metals – European pilot-line perspective, Gothenburg
19-23/3: AMUG - Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference, Chicago
17-21/4: Hannover Messe, Hannover
2-7/5: RAPID + TCT 2023 – The Next Level on Additive Manufacturing, Chicago, USA
7-8/6: TCT 3Sixty, Birgminham
4-5/7: Additive Manufacturing Forum, Berlin
7-10/11: Formnext, Frankfurt, Germany

For members in the AM Center only
With many good wishes for the holiday season and the coming year
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