Georgia Institute of Technology in the US ordered a Freemelt ONE system with a price close to 500 k$ for materials research. The machine will be delivered in the second quarter of 2022.
The order is the third to the United States in a short period of time. It shows that there is a pronounced and growing interest in Freemelt’s products in North America, which is now one of the company’s main markets.
Freemelt’s protected technology takes 3D printing to a new level and makes it possible to print products more cost-effectively and in new materials that were previously not possible to produce. The 3D printer will be placed at the Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility (AMPF), which aims to scale up and industrialize new technologies and ideas in collaboration between industry and academia.
“Freemelt has identified a key market need: early-stage development of feedstocks, parameters, and build strategies for E-beam powder bed fusion 3D printing. The flexibility and accessibility of this system makes it ideal for contributing to the AMPF goal of maturing early concepts for new materials and manufacturing strategies up to the point of commercial adoption,” says Aaron Stebner, Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
“The services offered by the Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility to the industry are in great demand and they are rapidly expanding. This is the first 3D printer based on electron beam technology to be placed on the AMPF,” says Peter Jain, Managing Director for sales at Freemelt.
“Georgia Tech is amongst the highest ranked technical universities in the United States. This order is proof that our technology meets the highest requirements in advanced materials research. The placement at AMPF also show that the manufacturing industry is preparing for our technology,” says Ulric Ljungblad, CEO at Freemelt.