Enabling functional 3D printed parts and products by development of innovative polymer additive manufacturing materials. The goal of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) program is to accelerate innovation for our industrial partners and support their success in the market. We do this by developing and modifying polymer materials and printing processes to enable functional parts and products. We improve and exploit the unique manufacturing freedom of AM which allows a high level of control of the material composition of a printed part. This creates the opportunity to make parts and products that have an integrated functionality which is hard to manufacture with existing production techniques.
The world population will continue to grow in the 21st century to become nine billion by 2050. The need for new sustainable products and materials will grow with it as well. This asks for an efficient way of using and re-using materials. Brightlands Materials Center will take up this responsibility and dedicate its research and development programs and other activities to a sustainable society.