Newsletter #3 2023, Application Center for Additive Manufacturing, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden View on web  /  Forward
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Seyed Hosseini, Director of AM Center
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Innovations in Additive Manufacturing: A Summer of Breakthroughs and Insights
During this summer, the IRBAM team at RISE accomplished a significant feat in robot-based additive manufacturing, successfully designing, 3D printing, and milling bio-based materials to precise tolerances. This achievement highlights the fruitful collaboration between RISE and Adaxis. Learn more about it in our article below. I eagerly anticipate further innovations emerging from this partnership.

On September 12, the 3D-Action project hosted its concluding seminar, focusing on the "Industrialization of Additive Manufacturing," with an emphasis on Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS), standardization, and transitioning from prototyping to full-scale production. I want to express my gratitude to all participants, speakers, and suppliers for their valuable contributions to the project's success. We aspire to secure funding to continue supporting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the realm of additive manufacturing, recognizing that this journey warrants ongoing attention.

Furthermore, as the field of additive manufacturing continues to evolve with the introduction of new hardware and software suppliers, addressing the challenges related to post-processing solutions, standards, and EHS is becoming increasingly crucial. This is especially relevant for companies, of all sizes, looking to scale up from prototyping and small series production to larger volumes. It is imperative that we focus on identifying and bridging these gaps, with the hope that more industry-friendly solutions will emerge, reducing costs while enhancing automation.

For those seeking a comprehensive overview of these developments, I highly recommend attending Formnext – Where Ideas Take Shape, which is just around the corner.

Developing Sustainable and Resilient Microfactories
SuRF-LSAM, a three-year project, aims to implement a circular economy microfactory concept by establishing two LSAM microfactories in Sweden and Portugal.

The project will enable demand-driven circular production to be situated closer to the customer, whether through a microfactory or a "factory-in-a-box" mobile concept. As a result, it not only enhances the competitiveness of the Swedish manufacturing industry but also positions Swedish industry as a global frontrunner in the "twin transition," by digitally transforming manufacturing practices for a truly circular economy.

This initiative merges previous step-one projects, OCEAN-LSAM and SPARSAM, and is funded by Vinnova and Produktion2030.
Breaking New Ground in Robotic Printing
Breaking New Ground in Robotic Printing
This summer, Melker of Sweden partnered up with RISE for an unprecedented venture: employing an industrial robot to print a full-sized recycled kayak, cut open hatches, print on hatch rings, drill holes for deck fasteners, and prepare the hull bottom for milling. In one constant motion.

"It was the most complex integrated process we’ve done, by far," says Woodrow Wiest, laboratory engineer at RISE Application Center for Additive Manufacturing
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Paving the Way for Sustainable Construction
PrintCrete is a three-year project dedicated to advancing the 3D printing technology for prefabricated concrete elements. The project focuses on material development, refining the printing process, and implementing effective business models. By harnessing the power of digital fabrication, PrintCrete aims to overcome existing constraints and enable widespread application of concrete printing in the Swedish construction industry. The project is funded by Formas.
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How Additive Manufacturing Transformed Nordholms
In the spring of 2023, Nordholms in Henån, hesitantly opened their eyes to the potential benefits of additive manufacturing. A speedy implementation came to completely revolutionize their production. What happened?
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State Secretary Visited the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing
In September, RISE and the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing had the privilege of hosting Sara Modig, State Secretary to the Swedish Minister for Energy, Business and Industry, Ebba Busch. Together with her colleagues, she explored some of our collaborative initiatives aimed at accelerating the journey towards sustainability within the industrial sector. 
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Join us for Additive Intelligence 4.0!
We are thrilled to welcome you to the fourth edition of the Additive Intelligence 4.0 conference, taking place at Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg on March 12-13, 2024. During these two engaging days, we look forward to hosting a varied group of speakers from both academia and industry. We will explore the world of additive manufacturing through the lens of the Maintenance Trade Fair's core themes: productivity, sustainability, digitalization, and security. Tickets to the conference will also grant you full access to the fair, for its entire duration.
The conference and its accompanying exhibition are the result of a close collaboration between RISE Application Center for Additive Manufacturing, Svenska Mässan, SVEAT, The Swedish Arena for AM of Metals, AM4Life, and CAM2, with support from Produktion2030, Västra Götalandsregionen and Vinnova.

When: March 12-13, 2024
Where: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Record-breaking Attendance at 3D Action's Final Seminar
Over the two years that the 3D-Action project has been active, much has revolved around raising awareness about additive manufacturing. The project, in its form, is unique as it involves cooperation between institutes, academia, and IUC actors in Region Västra Götaland, all focusing on additive manufacturing for SMEs. However, all good things must come to an end, and why not end on a high note?
Sustainable manufacturing at RISE: Now on LinkedIn!
Are you eager to stay in the know about the latest developments in sustainable manufacturing? Our page is your source for insightful articles, research breakthroughs, exciting new projects, upcoming events, and much more. Join us to discover how RISE can be your partner in transforming your business for a sustainable future.
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Powder Bed Fusion: A Precision Metal Additive Manufacturing Technique
Powder bed fusion, which utilizes various energy sources such as laser beams and electron beams, is renowned as one of the most widely adopted metal additive manufacturing processes. At the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing, we delve into diverse aspects and the entire workflow of powder bed fusion-LB, spanning from design through manufacturing to innovative post-processing routes.
Digitalisation – A Necessary Means to Succeed in AM?
Additive Manufacturing is rapidly establishing as a new manufacturing method in practice. To benefit from its opportunities, efficiently dealing with data and information is key. During this session, we will explore different digitalization means (modelling, measuring, controlling, collaborating, etc), shedding light on their acceleration and influence. Industrial cases, the latest research and sharing of experiences together will be on the agenda.

The workshop is organized by the AM EDIH, supported by Tillväxtverket. Coffee and lunch is included for participants on site. The main session (10.00-12.00) is also open online. The focus is on SMEs but anyone interested in the topic is welcome. Attendance is free but requires registration.

When: November 21 at 09.30-13.00
Where: Chalmers Johanneberg, Gothenburg (or online)
Learn more and register
New Thesis on Product Design and Simulation for MBJ
Metal Binder Jetting (MBJ) is an Additive Manufacturing (AM) method in which parts are built layer-by-layer using metal powder and a selectively deposited liquid bonding agent. In a newly published Master's Thesis, Simon Andersson and Garrett Dawson have investigated sintering deformation and compensation in the Simufact Additive Binder Jet module. Simon Andersson and Garrett Dawson studied at Chalmers, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, and carried out their thesis work at the Application Center for Additive Manufacturing.
Upcoming Events and Conferences within AM
October 1-4: Euro PM2023, Lisbon
October 11-12: 3D Print, Paris
October 17-18: European Military Additive Manufacturing Symposium, Bonn
November 7-10: Formnext, Frankfurt, Germany
March 12-13: Additive Intelligence 4.0, Gothenburg, Sweden 
March 20-21: AM Forum, Berlin
Please contact us for more information

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