Sweden was once an early adopter of additive manufacturing and now has class leading AM suppliers. Additive manufacturing has the potential to make Swedish industries competitive and leading through high-value manufacturing that will create growth, uniqueness, jobs, and export opportunities. The Arena gives participating companies and research organisations an opportunity to take part in the effort to make this to be a reality.

The Arena offers

  • A strong network in additive manufacturing of metals.
  • A platform to monitor and contribute to the development of technology and knowledge.
  • Easy access to test and demo platforms in additive manufacturing of metals.
  • Support in the industrialisation of additive manufacturing of metals.

The Arena highlights focus areas as

  • Quality considerations in additive manufacturing.
  • From prototyping to industrial production.
  • Correlation between raw material and final properties.
  • Qualification of new alloys and alloy development.
  • Remanufacturing applications.

Interested of more information?

Obtain further information about the arena through downloading the documents listed below or contact the arena coordinator Annika Strondl.


The Arena is a joint initiative from Swerim, RISEChalmers University of Technology, Materials and Manufacturing Technology and University West, Engineering Science. Today we are a network of industrial and academic partners.

Industrial offer

The industrial partners have different offers along the AM value chain, e.g. metal powder, printers, services, or use metal AM as end-user for their own products.
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Education and competence mapping

The academic group coordinated by Emmy Yu Cao from Chalmers has mapped the education and competence within metal AM available at universities and institutes of the AM-Arena. Read more about the education and competence.

Swedish Roadmap for metal AM: