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Application Center for Additive Manufacturing
#4 December 2023
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Seyed Hosseini, RISE
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A Vibrant Autumn Sets the Stage for an Intriguing 2024
This autumn has been remarkable on multiple fronts. I am delighted to announce the continued growth of the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing. As of November 1st, Sandvik Coromant AB has joined the Center, enhancing our consortium with their extensive competence and knowledge in machining metallic materials.

During the past months, numerous research projects addressing various facets of additive manufacturing have been approved, underscoring their crucial significance. These projects provide us, along with our industrial partners, with the opportunity to acquire new insights and expedite the technology's adoption, irrespective of organisational size or specific technological focus.

Furthermore, preparations for the fourth Additive Intelligence 4.0 Conference are underway, and I am eagerly anticipating the event. We have secured engaging speakers and exhibitors who will share valuable insights and knowledge on additive manufacturing. I can assure you that this year's conference will feature exciting activities. If you haven't registered yet, I encourage you to do so.

In conclusion, I would like to express my gratitude to all the companies that have invested their time in the 3D-Action project by participating in seminars, events, webinars, and feasibility studies. Although there are still a few weeks to go, I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Seyed B Hosseini, Director of the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing
Tommy Tveter, Totech
3D Printing Unlocks New Opportunities for Totech
"Courage is essential. Success isn't guaranteed, but without trying, you'll never find out," says Robert Aronsson, Construction Manager at Totech, reflecting on the subject of 3D printing. In 2023, the company took a bold step by printing its first hydraulic block in stainless steel. This achievement was realized as part of the recently concluded 3D-Action project, coordinated by RISE. 
Sandvik Coromant: New Center Partner
On November 1st, Sandvik Coromant officially entered into partnership with the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing at RISE, becoming its 19th member. Headquartered in Sandviken, Sweden, Sandvik Coromant specializes in providing cutting tools and services to the metal cutting industry. As part of the Swedish multinational engineering company Sandvik AB, it operates globally with approximately 8,000 employees in over 150 countries.
"We are very happy to welcome our new partner Sandvik Coromant to the centre. This partnership is particularly significant in overcoming post-processing challenges and will fortify the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing. I anticipate a future marked by fruitful cooperation and joint accomplishments," says Seyed Hosseini, Director of the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing.

Ulf Rolander, Senior R&D Expert at Sandvik Coromant, expresses his enthusiasm about joining the centre, describing it as an exciting and rewarding opportunity.

"We look forward to collaborating with the diverse partners within the centre. I believe these collaborations will play a vital role in resolving crucial issues in AM and speeding up the industrialization process."

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Sebastian Scholz
AM Center Welcomes Guest Researcher from Fraunhofer
This autumn, the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing has had the privilege to welcome a new addition to the team, Prof. Sebastian Scholz, guest researcher from Fraunhofer Kunststoffzentrum Oberlausitz.

"RISE and Fraunhofer are two organizations with a similar structure and a shared vision; to strengthen the innovation capacity of the European industry whilst enabling the green transition," Sebastian Scholz says in an interview with the Strategic Innovation Program LIGHTer.
Powder Bed Fusion
Additive Manufacturing Enables Innovative Battery Pack 
The newly started LAMBADA project will utilize Powder Bed Fusion Laser Beam (PBF-LB) to create an ultra-lightweight and scalable battery pack with improved cooling capacity. By targeting a 30 % weight reduction, compared to conventional battery packs, the ambition is to facilitate electrification and reduce material waste. LAMBADA is funded by Vinnova and Innosuisse.
Additive Intelligence 4.0
Join us for Additive Intelligence 4.0
Interested in exploring the synergies between additive manufacturing and maintenance? Welcome to the fourth edition of Additive Intelligence 4.0 on March 12-13, 2024. As an attendee, you can look forward to captivating presentations and discussions on highly relevant topics. Additionally, there will be an associated tech-talk area and exhibition where you can experience the latest advancements in additive manufacturing up close.
The conference spans two days, but the ticket grants you access to the entire Maintenance Trade Fair (Underhållsmässan).
Learn more and register
RescueRunner Remake to be Light, Strong, and Sustainable
LSAM-SAFE is a two-year project dedicated to redesigning the RescueRunner, for Safe at Sea AB, and to take steps towards a more circular value chain. The goal is to optimize strength while making it even lighter than its predecessor. The sea rescue vessel will be made from a fibre-reinforced, recycled polymer composite material, using Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM). The project is funded by Vinnova and SIP LIGHTer.
Stereolithography (SLA): Precision 3D printing in plastic
SLA is one of the most common and precise techniques for 3D printing, known for its accuracy and high level of detail. This technology supports a variety of materials, including both rigid and flexible plastics, making it suitable for various industries such as medicine, dentistry, optics, and prototype development.
Ingemar Allerdahl, Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval Hoping to Scale Up AM
Alfa Laval, global provider of products in the areas of heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling, has been part of the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing at RISE since it started. Eager to accelerate their adoption of additive manufacturing (AM), they frequently utilize the centre to test new solutions. We have talked to a team from Alfa Laval to explore their experiences and insights.
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We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Upcoming Events and Conferences within AM
January 10-11: Academic conference for additive manufacturing, Trollhättan, Sweden
March 12-13: Additive Intelligence 4.0, Gothenburg, Sweden
March 12-15: The Maintenance Trade Fair (Underhållsmässan), Gothenburg, Sweden
March 20-21: AM Forum, Berlin