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.



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


New kinematics for milling – customized, high-precision manufacturing

Manufacturers generally must offer high-quality products at low prices in order to remain competitive. Three Fraunhofer Institutes are therefore working on the next generation of industrial robots which will facilitate cost-effective production processes. The researchers are focusing on developing a new kinematics for milling lightweight materials, metals, and steels. The aim: achieving a production tolerance of just 0.1 millimeters all over the robot workspace starting with the very first component.
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Autonomous trucks for logistics centers

Spatially demarcated areas such as company premises are ideal test areas for autonomous driving: the vehicles do not require road registration, traffic is manageable, other people who use the road are informed and unauthorized individuals are not allowed access. In the collaborative project AutoTruck, Fraunhofer is cooperating with industry to develop technologies for autonomous trucks in logistics centers. The results also inform the research on self-driving vehicles for normal road traffic.
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Data Scientists – in hot demand thanks to Big Data!

Data Scientist is one of the most attractive jobs of the 21st century. This impression is confirmed when you take a look at relevant online job portals. According to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute, in the USA demand exceeds supply by far – and this does not appear to be any different in Germany. But what is it that makes this job so interesting in the first place? Someone who knows this is Dr. Andreas Jedlitschka, Head of the Data Engineering Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE and a member of the Expert Committee on Data Science of the Personal Certification Body at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Sankt Augustin.
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A factory to go

In the future, companies will be able to offer flexible production close to their customers. A fully automated production line can be housed inside a 20-foot ISO container, which a heavy truck can transport quickly to wherever it is needed. Medical products can be manufactured in close proximity to a hospital, for instance. Fraunhofer researchers teamed up with partners to develop this mobile factory in the scope of CassaMobile, an EU project.
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Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance Headquarters

Nöthnitzer Straße 44

01187 Dresden / Germany

Phone +49 351 4772-2136

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