The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance integrates nineteen 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

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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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.

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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.

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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.

News

 

NEWS 1.19

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

 

Rapid.Tech 2019


We were represented at the Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D as every year.

 

DDMC 2020

Save the date for DDMC 2020!

BERLIN | MARCH 18-19, 2020

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

 

 

 

 

 

20th Jubilee of Additive Manufacturing Alliance

The Alliance has looked back on a 20-year foundation in 2018.

 

 

Image Movie

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

 

Formnext

The formnext trade fair is regarded as the leading international trade fair in the field of additive manufacturing. The GENERATIV alliance is represented there annually.
FRANKFURT AM MAIN | 19.-22.11.2019

 

Allianz Call 2018

In 2018 the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance addressed the general international public by its call "Can Fraunhofer solve your problem?" to identify current questions or issues from enterprises, which are related to additive manufacturing.

Press releases of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

1.7.2019

Porsche launches low-volume production with bio-based materials from Fraunhofer WKI

Automaker Porsche is leveraging the benefits of organic materials in automotive manufacturing applications. The new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport features body parts made of natural-fiber composite materials developed in the Application Center for Wood Fiber Research HOFZET, which is part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI, together with the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites IfBB of Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
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1.7.2019

Assessing the danger of drone strike: unique test bench to measure collision impact

The rapid rise in the number of drones worldwide has been accompanied by increasing reports of near misses with commercial aircraft. In 2017, while coming in to land, a Canadian passenger aircraft actually collided with a drone, narrowly escaping catastrophe. Bird-strike tests for aircraft are mandatory. To date, however, there is no equivalent standard test procedure for collisions with drones. In order to to be able to fundamentally understand the consequences of a collision between an aircraft and a drone, the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI is now planning to build a test bench for recreating various collision scenarios with complete drones.
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1.7.2019

A look inside neural networks

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already firmly embedded in our everyday lives and is conquering more and more territory. For example, voice assistants are already an everyday item in many people’s smartphones, cars and homes. Progress in the field of AI is based primarily on the use of neural networks. Mimicking the functionality of the human brain, neural networks link mathematically defined units with one another. But in the past it was not known just how a neural network makes decisions. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI and Technische Universität Berlin have developed a technology that reveals the criteria AI systems use when making decisions. The innovative Spectral Relevance Analysis (SpRAy) method based on Layer-wise Relevance Propagation technology provides a first peek inside the “black box”.
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1.7.2019

Sliding along on water

Machine bearings are usually lubricated with various oils. But today large quantities of these oils still end up in the environment. The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM has developed a method which will in the future make it possible to lubricate slide bearings using water, a much more environmentally friendly approach.
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