The Ångström Initiative on Additive Manufacturing

The Ångström Initiative on Additive Manufacturing aims to contribute with research, education and competence for academia, industry and society in order to reach the full potential of additive manufacturing.                                                                                                                                     

Additive Manufacturing: The Future Is Here

The Ångström Initiative on Additive Manufacturing is Ångström’s strategic effort on research and education in additive manufacturing in close cooperation with academia, industry and society.

The initiative includes the Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Sciences at Uppsala University. (contact persons).

The Ångström initiative is a member of the Swedish Arena for Additive Manufacturing of metals

Ongoing research projects

  • We are currently coordinating a large project "Additive manufacturing – development of processes and materials" financed by the Swedish foundation for strategic research (SSF):

A 3D-printed, bioresorbable composite
mimicking a natural bone structure.

  • ​3D-printed composites aimed at patient-
    specific bone replacement​
  • Design of the new AM-printer with extremely high resolution
  • Advanced material characterisation techniques that can be applied on AM materials
  • Filament-based AM of metal composites


Education and activities

  • Lunch seminar, 25/4, 12.15-13.00 Häggsalen, Ångström Laboratory
    3D verkstan will present their new Metal 3D printing machine ”Metal X” (by MarkForged). Afterwards employees from 3D Verkstan and MarkForged will demonstrate the printer and there will be room for questions.Time:13.00-15.00, room: Mellanrummet (10234). The seminar is hold in English. April 18 is the last day to register. A sandwich will be served. Please send an email, with your name and workplace, to: Anna.C.Eriksson(at)
  • new international masterprogramme in AM commencing autumn 2020

  • ​The Ångström initiative invests in a powder gas atomiser together with Swerea-Kimab, KTH and Sandvik for research and education. 

Past activities

  • Lunch seminar, 12/4, Ångströmlaboratoriet.”Competences for future industrial competitiveness- a Sandvik perspective” with Klas Forsström, CEO Sandvik Machining Solutions (including Coromant, Secotools, Pramet, Walter and Sandvik Additive Manufacturing). 
  • Lunch seminar "Additiv tillverkning med metallmaterial". 28/2, 12.15-13.00.