Future manufacturing techologies (FMT)-group is a multi-discliplinary research group. Group’s main focus area is in transferring the best properties of metallic materials, especially steels, as superior factors in final products, using cost effective production methods. Research group’s activites are based on utilizing the most recent manufacturing technologies and materials in design and fabrication of lightweight and robust structures.
The FMT group has strong know-how in work operation and part designing and simulation, and also in workshop utilization. Group’s laboratory and equipment enables the additive manufacturing (AM) of metallic and plastic parts, laser welding and cost-effective production automation prototyping.
The FMT group’s development areas are in designing, fabricating and using testing and piloting environments. The group also participates in technology development and implementation with partners, utilizing the latest fundamental results from academic research. FMT helps by moving the know-how from universities to industry, but works also as a developer of experimental methods for research.
Research areas are e.g. material characterization and tailoring by using induction or laser heating. Material can also be surface-treated or cold formed. Static- and cyclic strength, microstructure, weldability etc. can be characterized by the group.