futureAM

Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

futureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has created futureAM to systematically and continuously develop the additive manufacturing (AM) of metallic components. For this purpose, six institutes – all with a wealth of experience in the field of additive manufacturing – have entered into a strategic project partnership:

This partnership has set itself two goals:

1. Establish a comprehensive cooperation platform for the highly integrated cooperation and use of the decentrally distributed resources of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the field of AM.

2. Create the technological prerequisites to increase scalability, productivity and quality of AM processes in a way relevant to praxis for the production of tailor-made metal components.

Structure and fields of activity of the futureAM lighthouse project.
© Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e. V., Munich, Germany.

Structure and fields of activity of the futureAM lighthouse project.

R&D time/effort and technical capacity of metal additive manufacturing.
© Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V., München, Germany.

R&D time/effort and technical capacity of metal additive manufacturing.

 

Project Contents

Goals and activities in the Fraunhofer lighthouse project futureAM.

 

Virtual Lab and
Demonstrators

Industry 4.0 and Digital Process Chains

Field of activity 1
Coordination: Fraunhofer IAPT

Scalable and Robust AM Processes

Field of activity 2
Coordination: Fraunhofer ILT

Materials

Field of activity 3
Coordination: Fraunhofer IWS

System Technology and Automation

Field of activity 4
Coordination: Fraunhofer IWU