Freemelt AB, based in Mölndal, Sweden, has received an order for a Freemelt ONE Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) Additive Manufacturing machine from the University of Sheffield, UK. The machine will be utilised for material research and development of manufacturing methods to produce tungsten components for fusion energy power plants.

Tungsten is a material that possesses high mechanical strength, high corrosion resistance, and the highest melting point of all elements. These properties make it suitable for use in industrial processes that involve extreme temperatures, such as fusion energy production. Due to its extreme melting temperature, however, tungsten is difficult to manufacture with traditional methods which is said to make AM particularly attractive for tungsten fabrication.

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