Freemelt secures an order for Freemelt ONE from University of Sheffield

Sweden’s Freemelt has received an order for a Freemelt ONE machine from the UK’s University of Sheffield targeting material research and development of manufacturing methods for tungsten 3D printed components to be used in fusion energy power plants.

Wendoe detail on Freem
Wendoe detail on Freem

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s leading institutes within E-PBF 3D printing technology (Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion) using a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, optimized for the development of new alloys.

“I’m extremely proud that Freemelt now will have the first machine installed at the University of Sheffield,” said Freemelt CEO Daniel Gidlund. “This order marks a milestone and puts Freemelt in the front among the most experienced E-PBF researchers and their material process research and application development for industrial applications within fusion energy.“

Professor Iain Todd, from Sheffield University, said: “With many years of experience in electron beam 3D printing, it’s very exciting for us to be working with a new partner in Freemelt to bring their technology to bear in developing manufacturing solutions for rapidly emerging technologies such as fusion energy.”

Freemelt has extensive knowledge and experience in tungsten, titanium, and copper material process development, targeting serial production applications.