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. Modern lightweight materials save cost and energy, ceramic micro fuel cells power electronic devices and new materials from renewable resources reduce the environmental pollution.

Project examples of the research topic Materials

© Fraunhofer IWU

Process development for additive multi-material fabrication

extension of the known laser-beam-melting-process with a paste-extrusion-process

© Fraunhofer IFAM

Comparison of 3DP and Metal Injection Molding (MIM)

Printing of demonstrators from 17-4 PH and Ferro-Titanit® as well as comparison of the achieved material properties with properties of MIM parts

© Fraunhofer IPK

Additive manufacturing of form electrodes made of cemented carbide

Material-analysis and optimization of the manufacturing parameters Selective Laser Melting

© Fraunhofer IWS

Multimaterial processing via additive manufacturing

The complex market conditions in the high-technology sector require a constant performance increase and better efficiency at the same time.

© Fraunhofer IWM

Developing new materials for Selective Laser Sintering

Selective laser sintering (SLS) produces components with the best material properties from all the 3D-printing technologies for polymers.

© Fraunhofer IGB

Printable Biomaterials

The Fraunhofer IGB provides R&D in the field of hydrogels and particle formulations for use in printing systems.

© Fraunhofer EMI

Design of Functional Materials

Functional materials enable the selective fulfillment of increased material requirements.

© Fraunhofer IGCV

Heat treatment strategies for the LBM

Laser melting leads to a rapid solidification, individual melt lines are recognizable. Different heat treatment parameters result from different dissolution and precipitation behavior

© Fraunhofer IGB

Additive production of artificial tissues

The Fraunhofer IGB provides formulation of biomaterials based on hydrogels of the natural tissue matrix for bioprinting applications.

© Fraunhofer IGCV

Platinum rhodium combustion chamber for space applications

Additive manufacturing offers new potential for the implementation of functionally optimized designs

© Fraunhofer IFAM

Electro Beam Melting

Verification of processability of TiAl alloy (RNT650) by EBM