The Fraunhofer Alliance for Generative Manufacturing integrates fifteen Fraunhofer institutes across Germany, which depending on their main focus, deal with subjects concerning additive manufacturing and represent the entire process chain. This includes the development, application and implementation of additive production processes as well as associated materials.

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DDMC 2018

Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference DDMC 2018

 

BERLIN | MARCH 14-15, 2018

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Pushing the Limits of 3D Color Printing: Error Diffusion with Translucent Materials

Accurate color reproduction is important in many applications of 3D printing, from design prototypes to 3D color copies or portraits. Although full color is available via other technologies, multi-jet printers have greater potential for graphical 3D printing, in terms of reproducing complex appearance properties. However, to date these printers cannot produce full color, and doing so poses substantial technical challenges, from the shear amount of data to the translucency of the available color materials.

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Please find the Newsletter of the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance here

FORMNEXT 2016

International exhibition and conference on additive technologies and tool making

FRANKFURT AM MAIN | GERMANY

15 - 18 November 2016 

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A one-two-three win for young researchers

Energy-efficient heat exchangers and resource-efficient electron beam melting: in 2015, for the ninth time, the STUDENT DESIGN & ENGINEERING AWARD for Rapid Manufacturing offered creative minds the opportunity to take their innovative ideas from design to production. In light of current events, the central theme this year was "Energy".
All three winners are students from the member institutes of the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance - a network of 13 Fraunhofer institutes who carry out research in the field of additive manufacturing. The young scientists were able to convince the international jury with their design concepts for optimum energy use.

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Pushing the Limits of 3D Color Printing: Error Diffusion with Translucent Materials

Accurate color reproduction is important in many applications of 3D printing, from design prototypes to 3D color copies or portraits. Although full color is available via other technologies, multi-jet printers have greater potential for graphical 3D printing, in terms of reproducing complex appearance properties. 

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FRAUNHOFER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE

Areas of Research

Materials

Materials research provides answers to current issues in the fields of energy, health, mobility, information and communication technologies as well as in construction and housing. Modern lightweight materials save cost and energy, ceramic micro fuel cells power electronic devices and new materials from renewable resources reduce the environmental pollution.

Technology

In product development companies are confronted with constantly changing markets. To achieve integrated production processes, it is important to accurately analyze all the processes and technologies involved in the product life cycle and to optimally synchronize the production processes. The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance offers sophisticated and reproducible processes as well as customized systems for your applications and products.

Engineering

By taking nature as a role model, scientists develop ideas and products that can be specifically adapted to environmental conditions. This method allows us to specifically influence the behavior of mechanical structures: reducing the weight, increasing the stiffness or actively controlling the shape. Using the right design methodology in early stages of the development process makes it possible to provide great progress in terms of product quality.

Quality

In order to improve the reliability and shape accuracy of all products generated by addititve manufacturing, we develop individual security systems for your entire product development process.
Using its long-term and cross-sector expertise, the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance supports you in integrating quality assurance tools as well as in installing and optimizing your quality management systems.