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Freemelt receives order for feasibility study from Saab Dynamics

Targeting material process development of complex materials intended for new innovative solutions within the defense industry

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Freemelt, a Nasdaq First North-listed 3D printing company, has received an order from Saab Dynamics, a Swedish company offering world-leading products, services, and solutions within defense and civil security, for a feasibility study targeting material process development of complex materials intended for new innovative solutions within the defense industry.

Saab’s market offering is broad and consists of complex systems involving extensive research and development as well as services with a high degree of repetition. With operations on every continent, Saab Dynamics continuously develops, adapts, and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

Freemelt receives order for feasibility study from Saab Dynamics targeting material process development of materials for the defense industry
The Freemelt ONE.

Sweden is often ranked as one of the world’s most innovative countries. A significant reason for this is the collaborative model known as the ‘Triple Helix’ – where the academic world, industry, and government collectively identify, research, and develop innovative technologies and services that meet the country’s needs. Sweden’s defense industry has long embraced this approach, with Saab taking a prominent leadership role.

The challenges and crises of recent years, including the pandemic, political uncertainty, and ongoing conflicts, have created a strained geopolitical situation – accelerating interest and the need to find more innovative manufacturing solutions, like 3D printing.

To accelerate the development of new innovative products and to establish local innovative manufacturing capabilities based on 3D printing, Freemelt and Saab have entered into the pair’s first joint project. Within the project, Freemelt will deliver a feasibility study based on Freemelt’s research machine – Freemelt ONE – targeting defense applications.

“It is rewarding that we can add another global leading industrial company like Saab to our customer list! During the past months, we have seen an accelerated interest in Freemelt’s 3D printing solutions from various industries, adapting to the geopolitical situation. Industries are increasing investments to foster innovation in critical applications and to establish local manufacturing to secure availability of critical components,” said Daniel Gidlund, CEO of Freemelt. “Freemelt with its unique technology and products will have an important and active role in strengthening the competitiveness of the Swedish industries. We are eager to start this collaboration and will do our utmost for a long and fruitful collaboration between Freemelt and Saab.”

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