Technology, competence & equipment

Future Materials provides infrastructure, equipment and competence on materials, powders and additive manufacturing either separately or combined at your disposal.

We offer anything from testing, measurement and characterization to small and large scale testing up to full scale piloting in an industrial environment. Contact us for price examples of customized solutions for your company.

Future Materials Norwegian Catapult Centre has three industry facilities at customers disposal, fully equipped with necessary infrastructure such as electrical power, hydraulics, compressed air, cranes etc.

Our facilities house relevant tools and equipment ranging from analytical laboratories, pyrometallurgical melting furnaces, powder production and laboratory analysis to 3D printers and other forming equipment. We have high competence within areas such as:


  • Material characterization
  • Optical microscopy
  • Electron microscopy
  • Pyrometallurgy
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Crushing, grinding and classification
  • Separation
  • Chemical analysis

Powder metallurgy

  • Plasma systems 
  • Atomization 
  • Crushing, grinding and classification
  • Powder production (i.e. silicon and quartz)
  • Separation of fluids and particles
  • Cleaning and refining of fine grain powders

Additive manufacturing

  • 3D printing of metals and composites
  • 3D-scan
  • Post-treatment of 3D-print
  • Welding Technology 
  • Robot Technology