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 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





Press releases of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft


EUV developers from TRUMPF, ZEISS and Fraunhofer nominated

EUV lithography enables most modern smartphones and automated driving. The world-leading manufacturing technology strengthens German-European position in global semiconductor Business. A team of experts from TRUMPF, ZEISS and Fraunhofer have been nominated for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2020.
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Prof. Harald Kuhn takes over the management of Fraunhofer ENAS and a professorship at Chemnitz University of Technology

As of September 1, 2020, Prof. Harald Kuhn takes over the management of the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS in Chemnitz and a professorship at Chemnitz University of Technology, which has been rededicated from "Microtechnology" to "Smart Systems Integration."
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Fraunhofer sets out to clear the seabed of plastic

86 million metric tons of plastics end up in the oceans every year, with devastating consequences for marine life, nature and, ultimately, for us humans. The vast floating patches of plastic carpeting the water’s surface, some as large as entire countries, are only the tip of the iceberg. Around 90 percent of this garbage ends up on the seabed. The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML and an international network of partners want to be the first to tidy up this mess with a project called SeaClear. An interview with project managers Johannes Oeffner and Cosmin Delea follows.
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Reducing mortality with an electronically controlled infusion set

Many diseases require intravenous (IV) infusion therapy. But uncontrolled infu-sion rates and incorrect dosing can lead to severe complications or even death. The ECGF-IS project aims to improve the safety of IV therapies in developing countries. Its goal is to develop a low-cost, electronically controlled gravity-feed infusion system to reduce the mortality associated with over-infusion and under-infusion, especially in children. Fraunhofer researchers are developing the device in collaboration with the Uganda Industrial Research Institute. They have received the 2020 German-African Innovation Incentive Award (GAIIA) for their work on the project so far.
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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