Örebro University and Swedish Wematter come to a research agreement
Örebro University invests in revolutionary SLS 3D printing technology by renting Gravity, the SLS 3D printer from Wematter. The signed contract is evidence that Swedish Wematter has an attractive offering for academia and research institutions.
Based on the experiences from collaboration with KTH, Linköping University, Sahlgrenska, Akademiska, and Chalmers, Wematter now closes a contract with another prestigious Swedish educational institution – Örebro University.
The success in the educational sector is linked to Wematter's intense focus on high-performance materials, in combination with user-friendliness and decentralized material development, which was a part of the latest Deep Space software release. The Gravity SLS 3D printer Wematter meets all the criteria set up by such educational institutions. The Wematter solution also facilitates complex collaboration between industry, institutions, professors, and students.
Will increase additive manufacturing competence in the region
Wematter’s 3D printer will also benefit companies in central Sweden at large. A Gravity ecosystem on-site will enable Örebro University to develop a new optimization platform for SLS 3D printed fiber-reinforced components. The platform will be developed by Örebro University and will increase the additive manufacturing competence in the region.
“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”, says 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”, says Niclas Strömberg, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Örebro University.
Niclas Strömberg continues: “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 SLS 3D printer”.
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About Wematter AB (publ)
Swedish 3D printing company Wematter's pioneering solution gives hospitals, offices, and workshops access to a comprehensive system. For the first time, employees can easily print components themselves with the same strength and quality as traditional technology. Wematter’s proprietary end-to-end solution enables customers to accelerate product development and in-house volume production. At the same time, the system creates conditions for increased flexibility, lower risk, and reduced manufacturing and development costs. For more information about Wematter, visit wematter3d.com
About Örebro University
Örebro University currently ranks among the top 500 universities in the world according to Times Higher Education 2022. Close ties between teaching and learning, research and collaboration, are the mutual starting points for all activities. The university offers many attractive professional degree programmes in, among others, medicine, psychology, law, and engineering. It also has strong research within medicine, psychology, environmental science, and computer science. For more information about Örebro University, visit oru.se/english