Research for a sustainable future

The metals research institute Swerim is a leading industrial research institute within mining engineering, process metallurgy, materials, manufacturing engineering and applications.

Our strength is applied research for resource-efficient and sustainable industry, and we have solid knowledge and experience when it comes to applying research results in practical industrial applications. Our customers are mainly within the mining, steel and metal industries, but we also work closely with suppliers to these sectors. As a strategic R&D partner, we strengthen our clients’ competitive advantage and contribute to the development of new solutions for processes, materials and products.

We develop and optimize metallurgical processes and total solutions in materials and manufacturing engineering, mainly with a focus on energy efficiency, recovery and recycling of residual materials, reduced CO2 emissions, materials development, joining, additive manufacturing and component properties. Our longstanding experience from research in large pilot scale for extreme environments is a success factor for our customers’ competitive advantage and sustainable development.

Laboratories and simulations

Our laboratory facilities in Luleå and Stockholm offer testbeds and demonstrators for development and verification of production processes and optimization of material properties. We simulate manufacturing processes for optimal production of advanced metallic materials and joining of materials.

Our own Linux cluster offers high computation capacity with short simulation times. Another of our strengths is that we can provide experimental verification at our own premises.

Measurement technology solutions for new insights

Our measurement technology helps customers to understand processes and we offer a full spectrum of measurement technology solutions. Industrially adapted measurement technology is an important tool for improving manufacturing processes in industry.

We’re rebuilding and building anew

We are rebuilding and adapting our pilot-plant facilities to match customer-specific conditions and we develop processes in a scale that can be transferred to the customer’s own manufacturing facility.

Our people

Swerim has 190 professionals in two locations in Sweden – Luleå and Stockholm. The majority of our co-workers are postgraduate research engineers and/or have longstanding experience in industry. We have an extensive international network and customers throughout the world.

Our commitment to innovating together with our customers is what makes the difference!