Wematter continues its expansion in the education sector by signing an agreement with Linköping University (LiU). The university’s students will have access to Wematter’s SLS 3D printer Gravity along with associated equipment and software.
“The fact that we are signing an agreement with another high-quality university shows that additive manufacturing has a strong future. Linköping University has the drive and vision to always provide its students with the best opportunities for study combined with the leading-edge technology. Therefore, we are particularly proud that they now offer their students the opportunity to engage with additive manufacturing via Wematter’s SLS 3D printer Gravity”, said Jens Gabrielsson, VP Sales and Marketing at Wematter.
The purpose of the University’s investment is to expand opportunities for manufacturing methods in various engineering disciplines. In addition, the University sees an opportunity to carry out research into 3D printing polymers and composite materials. Wematter is looking forward to a long-term and fruitful collaboration, where the parties can jointly explore and advance the development of additive manufacturing.
Appreciating sustainable and future technologies
Wematter is proud that tomorrow’s engineers and other professionals will learn about Wematter’s systems even before they enter the job market. Jonas Detterfelt, a senior lecturer and in the Department of Economic and Industrial Development (IEI) and vice-chancellor at Linköping University, where he teaches and conducts research in design methodology and product development, says that:
“We look forward to getting started with Gravity and its equipment in the classrooms once delivery and training has taken place in the autumn. At Linköping University, we value sustainability and future technology, which Wematter exemplifies. Wematter was the company that best met our requirements when we procured additive manufacturing equipment for our lab.”
“I am proud that Wematter will be part of one of Sweden’s largest university engineering programs. Linköping University has an incredibly high quality in all its programmes and graduates students with top grades every year. We hope that future engineers, designers, and other professionals will see Wematter as a natural part of their professional practice thanks to the knowledge of additive manufacturing and the SLS 3D printer Gravity that is acquired during their studies”, said Robert Kniola, founder and CEO of Wematter.
Wematter manufactures advanced office-sized Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printers. The company exists to accelerate the move towards additive manufacturing by lowering barriers to entry. Its innovative 3D-printing SLS technology lets companies quickly prototype ideas, which increases overall design and engineering efficiency.
Wematter’s Nordic roots suffuse the company’s creative cycle. The team focuses on balancing user experience, ease of use, sustainability, and performance in all of its activities. The resulting quality and reliability are testaments to not just a client focus but to corporate responsibility in the face of a changing environment and industrial landscape.
Wematter attracts top customers like Etteplan and Husqvarna. The company was founded by design engineers working with FDM, SLA, and FDM 3D printers, injection molding, and CNC-milling. Since its inception in 2014, Wematter has delivered 3D printers and 3D-printed components to car manufacturers, hospitals, and aerospace clients.