The Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing integrates eighteen 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 Competence Field Additive Manufacturing

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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 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.

News

 

NEWS 1.21

Please find the latest newsletter in the link below.

 

Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance under a new name

Since the beginning of the year, the "Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance" has continued its work as the "Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing" in a proven manner.

 

Rapid.Tech 2021

We would like to invite you to our Fraunhofer expert forum on June 22, 2021 as part of the Rapid.Tech 3D, which will focus on the guiding principle of "sustainability".

 

DDMC 2020

Fraunhofer DDMC 2020 was held as a webconference on 23 June. The conference proceedings are now available in the Fraunhofer bookshop.

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NEWS 1.20

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Fraunhofer vs. Corona

The Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing is participating in the "3D Printing Fights Corona" initiative as a partner of the Medical goes Additive network.

 

Events

Press releases of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

12.4.2021

Fraunhofer launches quantum computing research platform in Germany

The first IBM Quantum System One installed in Europe is now available to companies and research organizations that wish to develop and test applied quantum algorithms and gather expertise. In a joint project with IBM, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will operate the quantum computer, installed in a center near Stuttgart, under German data protection law. The Fraunhofer Competence Network Quantum Computing will be unveiling its plans to the public at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition from April 12–16.
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1.4.2021

Better protection for pedestrians

At busy transport hubs where cars mix with cyclists, buses, and streetcars, it can be impossible for drivers to keep track of everything around them. A radar sensor system could solve this problem by issuing an early warning for drivers and self-driving vehicles when a pedestrian runs toward the road or the car. The system, developed by Fraunhofer researchers, will even be able to interpret and understand entire situations on a road with the aid of artificial intelligence.
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1.4.2021

Optimized joining technology is opening the door to the safe use of hydrogen in the aviation industry

Eco-friendly flying is on the horizon. All over the world, researchers are developing new technologies to achieve this goal. One focus of developments is the idea of using hydrogen-powered engines for aircraft in the future. The aircraft companies, though, face the challenge of storing this energy source. Hydrogen turns liquid when cooled to minus 253 degrees Celsius, and only then can it be used as a so-called cryogenic fuel. Both tanks and pipe systems in the aircraft have to be absolutely tight at such low temperatures. An innovative new welding process has been developed to help: magnetic pulse welding. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have now demonstrated that this joining technology can produce extremely resilient, metallic mixed joints for cryogenic applications. They successfully achieved these outstanding joint properties in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich.
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1.4.2021

Artificial intelligence for reducing food waste

In Germany, around twelve million tons of food end up in the trash every year. Over 30 percent of that is already destroyed in the production process. In the Resource-efficient Intelligent Foodchain ("REIF") project, the Fraunhofer Insti-tute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV is working with partners to combat this food waste. In this undertaking, artificial intelligence can be a valuable asset. Cheese, bread, meat, and other food products can be efficiently produced using data-based algorithms. Machine learning methods can optimize sales and production planning as well as process and plant control systems.
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