Freemelt, a company that aims to rapidly grow and develop metal 3D printing technology, has received its sixth order in the North American research market – from Texas A&M University. The Freemelt ONE, a system “designed to make materials not yet known to mankind”, is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2023. The university is reportedly going to use the machine for high-temperature materials research.
The interest in the research system is increasing in North America – the company’s main market. In 2022, Freemelt received five orders from leading American universities – which supplemented the breakthrough order to an industrial customer in December 2021.
“Freemelt ONE is an important part of the rapidly growing segment of 3D printing in research and development. The order is the third in December and once again demonstrates our ability to deliver equipment that meets the highest requirements in advanced materials research. This shows that our products are very attractive for the most advanced research facilities in the world”, said Daniel Gidlund, CEO of Freemelt.
The order includes the company’s new ProHeat technology that enables the controlled 3D printing of new and advanced materials, even at elevated temperatures. It also includes the company’s build preparation software – Pixelmelt.
“We are thrilled to have a Freemelt electron beam system in the lab at Texas A&M University, which is a fantastic way to conduct cutting-edge research on high-temperature materials. Developing new materials requires a robust open-access system. Stay tuned for our upcoming publications,” said Mohsen Taheri Andani, incoming assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department at Texas A&M University.
Freemelt’s patent-protected technology provides new conditions for the 3D printing of products in a high-quality, cost-effective way. Through the company’s open-source solution, the conditions are created for strong growth that makes it possible to develop products suitable for manufacturing markets.