Cluster Forming and Joining

The cluster for forming and joining is one of eight clusters within the Swedish Manufacturing R&D Clusters. The cluster focuses on research and development in forming and joining to meet the challenges of new and innovative materials.

The cluster for forming and joining works with development of technology to meet the challenges of new and innovative materials, lightweight and hybrid structures. This includes composites, alloy metal and high strength steels.

The focus is on developing efficient, flexible and robust manufacturing techniques for manufacturing components, materials, tools and machines. This includes a range of topics from material selection, development of manufacturing processes, process and production planning to quality assurance.


What is the advantage of participating in a cluster?

The aim is to develop economically and environmentally sustainable manufacturing systems capable of effectively providing the market with the innovative products of the future. Through the cluster’s working methods, we strengthen Sweden’s continued success as a sustainable industrial nation. You can win this by participating:

Cluster members:  AP&T, Ferruform, Gestamp Hardtech, Högskolan Väst, Luleå tekniska universitet, MD Material Design, RISE, Scania, Swerim, Volvo Cars Göteborg, Volvo Cars Olofström, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Trucks

The cluster welcomes more companies! Please, contact us for more information

Coordinator: Johan Berglund, RISE

Read more about the Swedish Manufacturing R&D Clusters