The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance integrates seventeen 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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Research Topics of the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance

Materials
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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.

Technology
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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.

Engineering
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Engineering

By taking nature as a role model, scientists develop ideas and products that can be specifically adapted to environmental conditions.

Quality
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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.

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NEWS 1.17

Please find the Newsletter of the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance in the Link below.

FORMNEXT 2017

International exhibition and conference on additive technologies and tool making

FRANKFURT AM MAIN | GERMANY

14. - 17. November 2017 

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Press releases of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

1.9.2017

Safety assistance system warns of dirty bombs

The threat of terrorism in Europe has been on the rise in recent years, with experts and politicians particularly worried that terrorists might make use of dirty bombs. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new system that will be able to detect possible carriers of radioactive substances, even in large crowds of people. This solution is one of many defensive measures being realized in the REHSTRAIN project, which is focused on security for TGV and ICE high-speed trains in France and Germany.

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1.9.2017

The scent of adhesives

It is a known fact that adhesives may smell unpleasant. However, as Fraunhofer researchers have recently discovered, this doesn’t need to be the case. Through extensive research on acrylic adhesives they were able to identify the substances responsible for the offensive odors. So far, very little research has been conducted on the subject, but now manufacturers finally have the opportunity to optimize their production process.

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1.9.2017

Machinery that repairs itself

In the EU-funded project SelSus, Fraunhofer scientists are collaborating in a consortium with partners from research and industry to develop maintenance technology capable of forecasting machine downtimes in production before they occur. This allows plant managers to rectify faults before the machine breaks down. The system even corrects some defects automatically.

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1.9.2017

Spray drying: Perfect dosing thanks to drug capsules

Instant coffee and powdered milk are produced by spray drying. Fraunhofer researchers have adapted this technique to the tricky question of incorporating insoluble substances in core-shell particles. The new method helps reduce the concentration of active ingredients in therapeutic medications.

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Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance Headquarters

Nöthnitzer Straße 44

01187 Dresden / Germany

Phone +49 351 4772-2136

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