Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance


Rapid tooling and rapid manufacturing offer tremendous potential for success in terms of quickly and efficiently translating product innovations into prototypes and small production batches.

The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance has earned a reputation as the largest interdisciplinary European alliance of competence for high-speed processes enabling individual manufacturing of products made of metals, plastics, ceramics and other materials.

Collaborating closely with national and international partners, the alliance develops new rapid strategies, concepts, technologies and processes to enhance the performance and competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises. Its advanced rapid methods and tools enable it to support all major sectors of industry: p.e. the automotive and aerospace industries, mechanical engineering and machine tools, medicine and medical engineering.

Further Information


  • Engineering
    • Design and development
    • Integration and reduction
    • Simulation

  • Technologies
    •  Printing technology
    • Laser-based processes
    • Process chains and follow-on operations

  • Materials
    • Metalle
    • Ceramic 
    • Polymers

  • Quality
    • Process quality
    • Product quality
    • Quality systems

Spokesman of the alliance

  • Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Müller

    Spokesman of the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance

    Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU

    Reichenhainer Straße 88
    09126 ChemnitzGermany

    • Phone +49 351 4772-2136
    • Fax +49 351 4772-2303

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