Research Topics of the Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing


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.


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.


By taking nature as a role model, scientists develop ideas and products that can be specifically adapted to environmental conditions.


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.

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.



Fraunhofer DDMC

The 6th Fraunhofer DDMC took place on March 15th and 16th in Berlin, the next DDMC is schedulded for 12th and 13th March, 2025. Abstract submission is possible unti the end of May 2024.



Rapid.Tech 3D

We look forward to welcoming you to 3D on 14-16 May 2024 in Erfurt at our booth no. 2-111 or at the expert forum on 16 May.


AMTech Expo

On 1-2 December 2023, AMTech Expo took place in Hyderabad, India. The Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing was represented at the German AM Zone with a booth.


NEWS 1.23

Please find the latest newsletter in the link below.



formnext 2023 took place in Frankfurt am Main from 7 - 10 November. The Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing presented their exhibits on the Fraunhofer joint booth in hall 11.0, D31.



Press releases of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft


The Free State of Bavaria and Fraunhofer award prizes for best dissertations

A new material for faster, energy-saving semiconductor memory, efficient 3D audio, and an innovative approach to early detection of cancer: Three next-generation researchers, one each from Dresden, Erlangen, and Leipzig, were awarded the Hugo Geiger Prize on February 28 for their dissertations in applied research. The prize is given out annually by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy (StMWi) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in recognition of outstanding applied doctoral work com-pleted in close collaboration with a Fraunhofer institute.
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Total versatility: flexible test station with cobot

Manually checking the quality of components or products in industry is labor-intensive for employees and error-prone on top of that. The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM is unveiling a solution that provides total versatility in this area. In an it's OWL supported collaboration with ATM producer Diebold Nixdorf and software specialist verlinked, Fraunhofer IEM has created a combination of collaborative robot (cobot), AI-based image analysis and IoT platform. The system frees employees from having to perform visual inspections and can be incorporated into all kinds of testing scenarios. The Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting a demonstrator at the Hannover Messe Preview on February 21, 2024.
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ReMatBuilt: How residual materials become high-performance construction products

When it comes to sustainable development, the construction industry faces great challenges. In the ReMatBuilt project, experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, WKI and their partners are proving that the tasks associated with this can be solved with high-performance construction materials made of recycled and waste materials. They will be presenting their solutions to specialist audiences at the Hannover Messe Preview on February 21, 2024.
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The virus hackers

A research team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM and the Hannover Medical School (MHH) have made significant progress in developing a new antiviral therapy. The drug, which is inhaled, uses RNAi to target and deactivate parainfluenza viruses before they multiply.
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