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


Smart voice assistant answers your questions

Voice assistants are becoming more and more prevalent in every area of our lives. At this year’s Hannover Messe, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS are teaming up with au-tomaker Volkswagen to showcase a new voice interaction system that caters to domain-specific knowledge. Drawing on the techniques of “informed” machine learning, the system goes far beyond the capabilities of most Alexa, Siri & co. skills – and has been specifically designed for use in industry. The smart vehicle voice assistant is an example of how companies can use dialog systems to enable users to interact intuitively with technology and to develop new busi-ness models. The system will be on display – in a VW Tiguan – from April 1 to 5 at the Fraunhofer Booth C22 in Hall 2.
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Go-anywhere cleanroom

CAPE® is a transportable, tent-like cleanroom facility developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA. It can be installed both indoors and in unexposed outdoor locations, and takes less than an hour to set up. The inspiration for this innovative new development came from a project with OHB System AG, one of the key players in the European space industry. CAPE® helps to protect delicate parts during the manufacturing process as well as to avoid any cross-contamination. It also provides a controlled environment in which to sterilize equipment and components. Serving as a “cleanroom on demand”, CAPE® is the ideal solution for any industry needing to keep the production process free of contamination and yet not requiring any permanent sterilized cleanroom facility. Fraunhofer IPA will be showcasing the system at this year’s Hannover Messe, April 1 to 5, 2019 (Hall 17, Booth C83).
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High-speed 3D printer for high-performance plastics

The additive manufacture of large-volume plastic components is a time-consuming undertaking. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU have now developed Screw Extrusion Additive Manufacturing (SEAM), a system and process that is eight times faster than conventional 3D printing. Visitors will be able to see the ultrafast 3D printer in action at the Fraunhofer Booth C22 in Hall 2 during the Hannover Messe from April 1 through 5, 2019.
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A smart soft orthosis for a stronger back

When workers in Germany call in sick, back pain is often to blame. It frequently affects employees in logistics, manufacturing and services where physically strenuous patterns of movement are part of the daily job routine. In a bid to prevent back problems, Fraunhofer researchers have come up with ErgoJack to offer a smart soft orthosis that supports workers with real-time motion detection. A prototype of this smart vest will be presented live at Hannover Messe from April 1 through 5, 2019, at Booth C24 in Hall 17.
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Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance Headquarters

Nöthnitzer Straße 44

01187 Dresden / Germany

Phone +49 351 4772-2136

Fax +49 351 4772-32136