Research and Development

Contract research for business and society

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's most important business segment is contract research. The range of services is aimed at business and industry, government and society. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft develops concrete technical and organizational solutions and contributes to the broad application of new technologies.

Developing for progress

Industrial and service companies of all sizes benefit from our contract research. Fraunhofer is an important know-how supplier for small and medium-sized companies without their own research and development departments. We develop and optimize technologies, processes and products up to the production of prototypes and small series for our customers from companies in industry and commerce.

Research topics of the Competence Field Additive Manufacturing

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Materials research provides answers to current questions in the fields of energy, health, mobility, information and communication technologies as well as in construction and housing.

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For holistic production processes, it is important to precisely analyze all processes and technologies involved in the product lifecycle and to optimally coordinate production processes with each other.

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Using nature as a model, researchers develop ideas and products that can be adapted to a wide variety of environmental conditions.

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In order to improve the reliability and shape accuracy of all generatively manufactured products, we develop individual security systems for your entire product development process.

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Software und 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.