Örebro University is a modern, broad based university with internationally prominent research. The university cooperates with industry and commerce, local and regional governments and other organisations, both nationally and internationally.
Chalmers University of Technology conducs research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision. Chalmers is well known for providing an effective environment for innovation and has 13 departments.
Mid Sweden university is a multi-campus network university with centres in Sundsvall and Östersund, offering a wide range of course and programmes.
The MIT community is driven by a shared purpose: to make a better world through education, research, and innovation.
The ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, based on the RWTH Aachen Campus, pools resources and facilitates industry access to the Additive Manufacturing expertise of leading scientific and research Institutions.
RISE is Sweden’s independent, State-owned research institute and innovation partner. In the field of Additive Manufacturing, RISE is developing 3D printing as an industrial production method for metals, ceramics, plastics, fibre-reinforced composite and sand moulds for casting.
Alfred Nobel Science Park is a platform for research and development. Industry, academia and society is linked together and ANSP offers project on a regional level as well as national and international levels.
RISE Acreo has during the spring of 2018 written a Strategic Research Agenda for the Swedish Additive Metal Manufacturing Industry, commissioned by AMEXCI AB.
Additive manufacturing has passed the peak of the hype curve, and is steadily becoming an established manufacturing methodology, with an expected annual growth of 28% for metal AM. As with all innovations, though, there are some challenges to overcome before it can be considered mainstream.
Most of the challenges can and will be met by day-to-day industrial and academic activities. However, we would like to prioritize three challenges – design competence, quality and productivity, and occupational health issues. These are the areas that in our opinion need focused national collaboration, following an industral timeline, if a small country like Sweden wants to stay internationally competitive.
Following companies supports the SRA: AMEXCI AB, Siemens, Saab, Electrolux, Husqvarna Group, Höganäs, ABB, AIM, ABB, Stora Enso, Atlas Copco, Chalmers, FAM, SKF, Arcam EBM, Lasertech, Örebro University, Epiroc, University West.
This paper discusses the issues related to cross-contamination of metal powder in production facilities and proposes an approach to limiting the occurrence of this phenomenon.
Amongst the challenges of bringing Additive Manufacturing (AM) from lab to the market is not only the technical issues of production capabilities, scalability and identification of proper applications. High standards are needed in the tool-shop environments in order to ensure consistent production of multiple parts. This paper focuses on the challenges faced when establishing such AM facilities.
Authors: Greta D’Angelo and Edvin Resebo, AMEXCI AB, David Bue Pedersen, DTU Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark and Ola Harrysson, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.