The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance integrates eighteen 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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.



20th Jubilee of Additive Manufacturing Alliance

The Alliance looks back on a 20-year foundation history this year.

In addition, we will again be represented at Formnext Hall 3.0, Booth E70 this year.


EAM 2018

The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance will be represented at Experience Additive Manufacturing for the first time. Visit us at Booth C200. 

AUGSBURG | September 25-27, 2018 


Rapid.Tech 2018

Also this year, the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance will be represented at Rapid.Tech. Visit us in Hall 2 Booth 311.

ERFURT | JUNE 05-07, 2018


NEWS 1.18

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


DDMC 2018 Review

Here you can find the review and pictures of the Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference DDMC 2018.

Save the date for DDMC 2020!

BERLIN | MARCH 18-19, 2020






Image Movie

Here you can see the new image movie of the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance


Press Release Formnext 2017

The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance attracted again many interested visitors to its booth. One highlight was the visit of the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Brigitte Zypries.


Can Fraunhofer solve your problem?

The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance invites companies and enterprises of any size to submit their problems or questions related to additive manufacturing.

Press releases of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft


Clean water for Southern Africa

Over 100 million people in Southern Africa have no access to clean water – many sources in rural areas are contaminated. In the SafeWaterAfrica project, African and European partners are working closely together to develop a decentralized system solution for water purification that can be operated and maintained autonomously by rural inhabitants. The system covers the clean water needs of several hundred people. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST are coordinating the project.
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Cutting-edge VR in Magdeburg

Europe`s biggest 3D mixed reality laboratory is located in Magdeburg. Four meters high and sixteen meters in diameter, the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF‘s Elbedome resembles a hemisphere. It affords companies the opportunity to bring models of machines, systems, factories and even entire cities to life with impressive realism. We interviewed with Elbedome manager Steffen Masik about the lab’s distinctive features.
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Optimizing the use of cleaning technologies

We know it from our own homes: bulky kitchen utensils and appliances are difficult to clean. In industry, complex components are more the rule than the exception and present big challenges for the design of cleaning systems. A simulation will be able to help in the future. In the Learning Factory for Industrial Cleaning Technologies, which will open at the end of 2019 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Dresden, companies will also be able to test the combination of various cleaning technologies.
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Producing vaccines without the use of chemicals

Producing vaccines is a tricky task – especially in the case of inactivated vaccines, in which pathogens must be killed without altering their structure. Until now, this task has generally involved the use of toxic chemicals. Now, however, an innovative new technology developed by Fraunhofer researchers – the first solution of its kind – will use electron beams to produce inactivated vaccines quickly, reproducibly and without the use of chemicals.
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