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

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Rapid.Tech 2020

Erfurt // 05th - 07th of May

Please visit us at our booth no. 2-221!

 

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.

 

NEWS 1.19

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

 

Formnext

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

 

Image Movie

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

 

Events

Press releases of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

12.2.2020

New hearts for fuel cells: Fraunhofer IWU is researching future-oriented serial production

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, researchers are developing advanced technology for manufacturing fuel cell engines with the aim of facilitating their fast and cost-effective serial production. To this end, the IWU researchers are initially focusing directly on the heart of these engines and are working on ways to manufacture bipolar plates from thin metal foils. At the Hannover Messe, Fraunhofer IWU will showcase these and other promising fuel cell engine research activities with the Silberhummel® race car. Journalists can gain an impression of the highlights beforehand at the Hannover Messe Preview in Hall 19 on February 12, 2020.
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12.2.2020

Additively manufactured rocket engine features an aerospike nozzle for microlaunchers

Microlaunchers are an alternative to conventional launch vehicles. Able to carry payloads of up to 350 kilograms, these midsized transport systems are designed to launch small satellites into space. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden and TU Dresden’s aerospace experts developed an additively manufactured rocket engine with an aerospike nozzle for microlaunchers. The scaled metal prototype is expected to consume 30 percent less fuel than conventional engines. It will feature prominently at the Hannover Messe Preview on February 12 and in the showcase at booth C18 in hall 16 at the Hannover Messe from April 20 through 24, 2020.
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12.2.2020

Condition monitoring and data analysis in the cloud

In today’s factories, to prevent damage to machines, sensors often trigger an alarm as soon as equipment begins to exhibit suspicious behavior – but rarely is this sensor data fully exploited. At the Hannover Messe Preview on February 12, 2020, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK will be showing just what is possible when sensor technology is connected to a cloud platform: perfectly coordinated workflow management and the optimization of entire fleets of machine tools.
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3.2.2020

Safe and effective shipboard firefighting

Fire on board! This is a grave danger for any ship, but especially so when a ship is ostensibly safely docked in harbor – where “normal” firefighters are on duty and have to cope with the special challenges on board a ship. Since 2005, 44 potentially disastrous incidents have occurred in German ports alone, including 15 fires and 13 spills of hazardous materials. EFAS, a joint project coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE, is aimed at significantly improving firefighters’ safety and effectiveness through optimum equipment and technological innovations.
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Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance Central Office

Nöthnitzer Straße 44

01187 Dresden / Germany

Phone +49 351 4772-2136

Fax +49 351 4772-32136