18 January 2022

Stimulating Technical Workshop on vacuum technology

A key takeaway from this workshop on 13 January was that Swedish companies require greater knowledge if they are to start winning orders in the field of vacuum technology. Participants expressed interest in setting up a competence network, a Swedish resource for testing and quality control of vacuum components.

Vacuum is an exciting and advanced field of technology. Fredrik Arrhén from the research institute RISE, Marcelo Juni Ferreira from ESS, Mike Olsson from Big Science Sweden, and Thomas Engstedt from Nanovac gave presentations on various aspects, such as general vacuum technology, applications, design, manufacturing, and after-treatments.

During two intensive hours at the Technical Workshop, the participants, numbering around 40, were given useful knowledge about the technology, which offers interesting business opportunities for Swedish companies.

Working with vacuum involves tests and simulations that require both expertise and equipment. Fredrik Arrhén pointed out the opportunities that RISE can offer for vacuum testing, and invited participants to contact the institute.

Mike Olsson from Big Science Sweden sees a clear need for a competence network.

“We want to help our Swedish companies gain access to new knowledge and to a network they can contact if they have questions, or need certification and quality control,” he explained.

“At present, we don’t have so many companies supplying vacuum components, but our Technical Workshop showed there is great interest in learning more about them. Big Science Sweden will continue to work with the issue to increase the capacity at Swedish companies, thereby increasing opportunities to win orders.”

Please contact mike.olsson@bigsciencesweden.se for more information.