Orebro University invests in revolutionary SLS 3D printing technology by renting a Gravity SLS 3D printer from Wematter. The signed contract demonstrates that Swedish Wematter has an appealing offering for universities and research institutions.
Wematter has signed a contract with another prestigious Swedish educational institution, Orebro University, based on its previous collaborations with KTH, Linköping University, Sahlgrenska, Akademiska, and Chalmers.
Wematter’s success in the educational sector can be attributed to the company’s intense focus on high-performance materials, combined with user-friendliness and decentralised material development, which was included in the most recent Deep Space software release. Wematter’s Gravity SLS 3D printer meets all of the criteria established by such educational institutions. Wematter also enables complex collaboration among industry, institutions, professors, and students.
Gravity SLS 3D Printer will increase AM competence in the region
Wematter’s 3D printer will also benefit businesses throughout central Sweden. Orebro University will be able to develop a new optimization platform for SLS 3D printed fiber-reinforced components thanks to an on-site Gravity ecosystem. The platform will be developed by Orebro University and will boost the region’s additive manufacturing capabilities.
“Örebro University is yet another university that invests in an SLS 3D printer from Wematter. We are happy to have found a collaboration that will strengthen both Wematter’s position in material science, and increase the capabilities of Örebro University.”– Robert Kniola CEO & Co-Founder at Wematter
Design methodology for ultra-lightweight components
“The development of 3D printing is going at breakneck speed, with new, better machines and materials being launched continuously. 3D printing creates unique opportunities for the design of ultra-lightweight constructions similar to those found in nature, for example, the skeletal construction of birds. But to make full use of this potential, our designers need to see the possibilities and learn to design in new ways and not use traditional design methods such as turning, drilling, and milling.”– Niclas Strömberg, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Örebro University
Strömberg added, “The group Mechanics & Materials (M&M) at Örebro University works on the development of such a new design methodology based on topology optimization and network structures. In a new 3-year project funded by Region Örebro, M&M will be given the opportunity to demonstrate its design methodology for ultra-lightweight components printed in Wematter’s Gravity SLS 3D printer”.
About Orebro University: According to Times Higher Education 2022, Orebro University is currently ranked among the top 500 universities in the world. The mutual starting points for all activities are close ties between teaching and learning, research and collaboration. The university offers a variety of appealing professional degree programmes, including medicine, psychology, law, and engineering.
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