New Fraunhofer Institutions

Expansion of the Hamburg research location

Press Release /

Beginning in this year, LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH has been operating as a worldwide-leading institution for technology transfer in industrial 3D printing and additive production as an independent Fraunhofer Research Institution. As a result, it is the first Fraunhofer Research Institution based in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and, in the future, it will bear the name Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Production Technologies IAPT. In addition, the Center for Applied Nanotechnology CAN, which is also located in Hamburg, has been integrated into the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP as a new research area. Not only will the Hamburg research location be developed further by the two new Institutions. The IAPT and CAN are important building blocks in the expansion of the competences of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the field of the future-oriented topics of additive manufacturing and nanotechnology.