Get access to the latest research and development projects for powders. As a member you will be able to take part in research aiming to create applicable results for the benefit of our members.

Are you working with powders as a raw material, as an end-product  or as one of many products in a manufacturing process? Swerea works with research and development of various types of alloy combinations as well as metallurgical processes for powders.

Swerim has extensive experience of powders and processes, such as atomisation, hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and additive manufacturing (3D). We also focus on characterisation of powders and powder materials as well as powder handling.

Our research

Currently the main focus of the research programme is:

  • Development of powder materials and processes
  • Compaction of materials through Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP).
  • Powder handling and characterisation
  • Sintering of powder materials


Members get access to our advanced test equipment, such as:

  • Gas atomisation equipment for metal alloys, for batch sizes of 10 kg of steel, equipped with oxygen sensor and a high-speed imaging .
  • Hot Isostatic Press (HIP): 2000 °C, 2000 bar, work area 130x260 mm, maximum load 25 kg.
  • Additive manufacturing equipment / 3D printer (Arcam).
  • Sintering furnaces and gas analysisPhotoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS) and mass spectrometer for analysis of reduction gases.
  • Image analysis equipment (dynamic).
  • Particle size analysis equipment (laser diffraction)

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Please contact us if you would like to become a member or if you have any questions.

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