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 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.

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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.



DDMC 2020

Fraunhofer DDMC 2020 was held as a webconference on 23 June. The conference proceedings are now available in the Fraunhofer bookshop.

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NEWS 1.20

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


Fraunhofer vs. Corona

The Fraunhofer Generative Manufacturing Alliance is participating in the "3D Printing Fights Corona" initiative as a partner of the Medical goes Additive network.


Image Movie

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


Additive Manufacturing Forum 2021

The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance will take part in the 5th Additive Manufacturing Forum in Berlin from March 11 to March 12, 2021.



Press releases of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft


Flexible and Individual: Fraunhofer Team Develops Groundbreaking Vehicle Concept

How can individualized luxury mobility be designed for the world of the year 2040? A world that will be driven by the idea of a circular economy and products with significantly longer lives. A world that will also be characterized by the desire for individual and quickly evolving lifestyles. How can the maximum level of driving comfort be achieved between these two polar opposites? To answer these questions, an interdisciplinary research team made up of experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, and the Fraunhofer for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, WKI, has developed “Vision PI,” a modular futuristic mobility concept.
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Rapid prototyping: testing heavy equipment in software

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Fraunhofer develops a ceramic resurfacing prosthesis for the hip joint

The hip resurfacing prosthesis currently used in surgeries is made from an alloy consisting of cobalt, chromium and molybdenum. But this metal is not tolerated well by all patients, some of whom develop allergic reactions or infections. In some cases, the prosthesis may even need to be removed. Through the Ceramic Bonepreserver project, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS has developed a new ceramic resurfacing prosthesis consisting of femoral cap and monobloc acetabulum, which have a higher biocompatibility – and yet are just as stable and strong as their metal counterparts.
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A neighborhood assistance app for city dwellers

People in rural regions generally have strong community ties. Neighbors know and support one another, for example, keeping an eye on the kids or helping with the shopping. Social bonds as close as these are rare in the big city. But many city dwellers’ living situation is such that they depend on outside help. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and its partners are working on a new service concept to address these needs. They aim to promote solidarity in urban communities with a neighborhood assistance app developed specifically to this end.
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Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance Central Office

Nöthnitzer Straße 44

01187 Dresden / Germany

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