Services and projects

QuesTek offers computational materials design, optimization and modelling services tailored to your needs, as well as licensing of QuesTek-designed materials.

The QuesTek team is comprised of experts in the field of ICME who have demonstrated the ability to design the world’s highest performance materials and quickly deploy them into demanding applications, and solve a variety of materials-based challenges.

Materials Design and customized alloy solutions

Why rely on off-the-shelf materials when QuesTek can provide tailored materials solutions for your unique application?

Novel designs may be driven by need for stronger, tougher, lighter, cheaper or more corrosion resistant materials than commercial alternatives.  Alternatively, the need may arise from a novel application that requires a unique combination of properties and processability.

QuesTek designs are tailored for your intended material processing and component manufacturing route, whether it be casting-and-forming, press-and-sintering or additive manufacturing, and all designs incorporate the process-specific characteristics and variations.

In all cases, QuesTek designs consider the full materials development and deployment cycle, from concept to industrial scale production and qualification.


Materials modelling services                                 

Boost your R&D project with the support of QuesTek's materials modelling and simulation services.

Our materials modelling services give you the full advantage of state-of-the-art ICME infrastructure and expertise without the large-scale investments related to in-house ICME-development. Examples of modelling services we offer include:

  • Assessment of existing materials or products in new processing routes or new environments
  • Chemistry optimization of existing material for property improvements, processing robustness or the reduction of toxic or costly elements
  • Processing or heat treatment optimization for improved properties and component performance
  • Heat treatment optimization for reduced time and temperature
  • Property prediction as function of alloy chemistry or heat treatment, such as changes in production line on material performance
  • Adapting materials originally designed for conventional processing to additive manufacturing


Licensing of QuesTek materials

Utilize the power of computationally designed high-performance alloys.

QuesTek have a range of computationally designed materials under development, including Al-, Fe-, Ni-, Ti-, Co-, Cu-, Mo-, Ta-, and W-based alloys, high entropy alloys, composites, bulk metallic glasses, and more.

For testing or licensing QuesTek materials under development or the commercialized FerriumTM steels, please contact


Collaboration with QuesTek

Increasing fundamental understanding and promoting knowledge exchange. 

QuesTek is at the forefront of computational material design to advance science, technology and physics-based modelling tools (including underlying theory). We work both independently and with highly regarded partners from industry, government and academia.

If you are interested in collaborating with QuesTek on a project, please fill out the contact form or contact us at

Examples of public projects in Europe

In the ATLAS “Advanced Design of High Entropy Alloys Based Materials for Space Propulsion (ATLAS)” project, under grant agreement No 101004172, QuesTek Europe is applying its Materials by DesignTM methodology to design high entropy alloys, optimized for metal additive manufacturing technologies, to meet performance requirements limited by incumbent materials in space propulsion systems. By working closely with leading innovators in component and process design, the novel and improved materials would enable a higher degree of freedom in the design of next generation space propulsion systems.

The research focus of the topAM project is the development of novel nano-oxide/nitride-dispersoid strengthened (ODS) high-performance alloys on Fe, Ni and NiCu basis for additively manufactured high temperature components. The developed ODS materials will increase the creep performance and hence the life-time of gas burner heads or heat exchangers, which are exposed to extreme service conditions. QuesTek is leading the ICME modelling activities and computational design efforts with support of RWTH Aachen.

The HIPERMAT project is developing enhanced stainless steel, suitable high-performance coatings, and components for sustainable and efficient process industry. QuesTek is utilizing its ICME and Materials by Design expertise for materials selection and further development.

Hero-m 2i aim to develop theoretical tools and competence for fast and cost-efficient materials development in order to contribute to development of a sustainable society through enabling technologies and processes. QuesTek is actively participating in materials design projects on powder-based materials, hard materials, high strength steels and advanced stainless steels.

LIGHTer focus on bridging the gap between strategic research and industrial development, as well as strengthening the lightweight value-chain. QuesTek is involved in projects on functionally-graded materials and aluminium alloys for additive manufacturing, and lightweight steels.

Metalliska Material focus on strengthening the Swedish metal industry. QuesTek is active in the forum and also leading the project AMorph, which focuses on the design of novel bulk metallic glasses suitable for additive manufacturing.

contact us today to initiate a collaboration or discuss a project.