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

Fraunhofer DDMC 2020 wás held as webconference on 23 June.

 

NEWS 1.20

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

 

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.

 

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

 

purmundus challenge

Annual international design competition
for 3D and 4D printing

 

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Events

Press releases of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

1.7.2020

Cost-effective ways to minimize risks in the supply chain

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the economy hard. What lessons can be learned from this experience? And what’s the best way for companies to protect themselves against this kind of crisis in the future? The answer will certainly involve a combination of different approaches – but new mathematical methods developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM look likely to be a very promising piece of the puzzle. These methods aim to calculate how the risks posed by supply shortages can be reduced significantly at very little extra cost.
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1.7.2020

Multi-sensor system for the precise and efficient inspection of roads, railways and similar assets

Critical infrastructure such as transport networks are the lifelines of modern society. Extreme weather events may cause damage to railway tracks, roads, tunnels and bridges. The Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM has developed a novel 3D laser scanner that can be used to closely monitor transport infrastructure and plan maintenance work in a timely manner. The multispectral sensor system measures surface structures as well as the surface moisture on objects, all in a single inspection process.
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1.7.2020

Mobile robot cleaner takes production hygiene to a higher level

Production lines and hygiene zones have to be spotlessly clean. And absolute cleanliness is critical wherever food is processed and medical instruments are handled. Now Fraunhofer researchers have come up with a mobile cleaning device that sanitizes equipment and production spaces to standards in a reproducible way. Equipped with self-learning and autonomous motility systems, this robot automatically detects the degree of fouling and selects the appropriate cleaning procedure.
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1.7.2020

Innovative grilling technique improves air quality

Restaurant owners are increasingly turning to fired charcoal grills to prepare meals for customers – but the odors and fumes emitted by these grills are often a source of irritation for nearby residents. The German Environment Agency asked a team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP to investigate whether the exhaust air treatment systems used in grills actually get the job done and to study ways of preventing pollutant and odor emissions.
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