»futureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing«

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The Fraunhofer Lighthouse project futureAM was launched in 2017 with the aim of accelerating the additive manufacturing (AM) of metal components by at least a factor of 10. Activities focused on a holistic view of digital and physical value creation from order entry to the finished metallic 3D printed component, and on the leap into a new technology generation of AM. The project partners defined the four fields of action for these goals: Industry 4.0 and digital process chain, scalable and robust AM processes, materials and system technology/automation. This video presents the project results.

The following Fraunhofer Institutes participated in this project:

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Aachen (project coordination)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Additive Production Technologies IAPT, Hamburg
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research IFAM, Bremen
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS, Dresden
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, Chemnitz, Dresden