The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance integrates twenty 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.

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Software and simulation

Additive manufacturing is closely linked to the digital control of the manufacturing process: components are manufactured directly on the basis of a digital representation.

News

 

NEWS 2.19

Under the following link you will find the special issue of the newsletter accompanying the formnext trade fair 2019 of the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance.

 

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The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance alliance is represented as every year on the common booth of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft .
FRANKFURT AM MAIN | 19.-22.11.19
Hall 11.0, booth D51

 

NEWS 1.19

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

 

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

 

Rapid.Tech 2019


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

 

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

4.11.2019

Improved nutrition for Malawi’s rural population

Southeast Africa's Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries. For the rural population of this landlocked country, fish is an important food resource. Yet stocks in Lake Malawi have declined drastically in recent years. This is especially true of a local and highly popular species of cichlid known as chambo, which is a key source of protein for the rural population. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Technology EMB have now teamed up with partners to launch a raft of measures designed to remedy the precarious food situation. These include the introduction of new hatchery equipment, enhanced breeding methods, new sources of protein-rich fish food and training programs for rural fish farmers. The research team hopes that this will make chambo farming more efficient and sustainable and, in general, improve the production of not only fish but also vegetables.
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4.11.2019

A gentler technique for artificial respiration

In intensive care wards, artificial respiration is often used as a last resort to save a patient’s life. Unfortunately, however, it brings with it the risk of acute or chronic lung damage, particularly if the ventilator is working against the patient’s respiratory impulse. Therefore, researchers from the Fraunhofer Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology in Mannheim are working on an innovative new sensor aiming to provide a gentler way to administer artificial respiration, especially for children and newborn infants. A prototype of the sensor system will be on display at the MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 18 to 21, 2019 (Hall 10, Booth G05).
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4.11.2019

Neural networks enable autonomous navigation of catheters

When a patient has a stroke, every minute counts. Here, prompt action can prevent serious brain damage. If a clot is blocking a large blood vessel in the brain, surgeons can remove this occlusion by means of a catheter inserted in the patient’s groin. However, this is a complicated procedure, requiring a lot of experience, and only a few specialists are capable of carrying it out. In new work, Fraunhofer researchers have been investigating whether artificial intelligence might be used to steer a catheter automatically and reliably to a blocked blood vessel. Initial tests with a simulation model and in the laboratory have been highly promising. The research team will be demonstrating this new technique on a blood vessel phantom at the MEDICA 2019 trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 18 to 21 (Hall 10, Booth G05).
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4.11.2019

Preventive health care via app

Demand for apps for preventive health care is growing all the time. Particularly popular are diagnostic assistants that record physiological and fitness data. However, there are data protection concerns with these tools. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Application Center SYMILA in Hamm have developed two prevention apps that safeguard users’ data protection rights. While teamFIT is aimed at sports trainers who want to monitor the current state of fitness of their teams, BAYathlon is designed to help detect a specific form of cardiac arrythmia at an early stage. From November 18 to 21, the team of researchers will be demonstrating how the apps work at MEDICA 2019 in Düsseldorf (Hall 10, Booth G05).
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Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance Central Office

Nöthnitzer Straße 44

01187 Dresden / Germany

Phone +49 351 4772-2136

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