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

 

DDMC 2023

The next Fraunhofer DDMC will take place on March 15-16, 2023. We look forward to welcoming you to the webinar series as well as to the conference.

Registration

 

formnext 2022

We invite you to the joint booth of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in hall 11, booth D51.

 

NEWS 2.22

Please find the latest newsletter in the link below.

 

Rapid.Tech 2022

Thank you very much for visiting our booth and the Fraunhofer Forum at Rapid.Tech 2022.

 

Image film - Relaunched

The revised image film of the Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing is ready to watch.

 

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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Events

Press releases of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

3.12.2022

New Fraunhofer safety technology reduces transportation accidents

Warehouses are home to heavy volumes of traffic. The numbers of industrial trucks (pallet trucks, forklift vehicles and the like) traversing their aisles are growing especially large – in facilities that are themselves increasing in size all the time. Under these conditions, accidents become an inevitability even if numerous safety measures are put in place. Now, optical sensors on industrial trucks might provide warehouse staff with better protection as they do their jobs. Joining forces with BASF and Kinotex Sensor GmbH, the Fraunhofer Application Center for Optical Metrology and Surface Technologies AZOM has developed prototypes designed to ensure added safety during day-to-day activities.
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1.12.2022

From a greenhouse gas to an industrial raw material

Rather than being released into the atmosphere and exacerbating the problem of climate change, CO2 can also be used as a raw material for substances required in industrial processes, such as formic acid or methanol. The conversion of CO2 has already been investigated in detail in laboratory studies, with nanodiamonds serving as an environmentally friendly photocatalyst. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM are now working with partners to turn this reaction into a contin-uous process – bringing it much closer to real-world application.
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1.12.2022

Sensor solution for checking electrolyte balance

In the human body, electrolytes play a key role in maintaining water balance and distribution of fluids. All charged particles dissolved in the blood interact with each other. If a disturbance to their complex equilibrium is suspected, the concentration of a variety of these microminerals will be analyzed. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI and partners from a variety of disciplines have joined forces as part of the optION project. The project goal is to develop a device concept that uses a photonic sensor solution to significantly reduce the amount of blood needed for analysis and make the testing process significantly easier for all those involved.
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1.12.2022

ProQuIV optimizes the production of nonwoven masks

Producing infection control clothing requires a lot of energy and uses lots of material resources. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a technology which helps to save materials and energy when producing nonwovens. A digital twin controls key manufacturing process parameters on the basis of mathematical modeling. As well as improving mask manufacturing, the ProQuIV solution can also be used to optimize the production parameters for other applications involving these versatile technical textiles, enabling manufacturers to respond flexibly to customer requests and changes in the market.
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