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Additive manufacturing

With the help of additive manufacturing processes, development times can be drastically shortened and highly complex component geometries can be manufactured more cost-effectively. Thanks to the many advantages of tool-free production, additive manufacturing (AM) is being used in more and more industries. While aviation and medical technology were the main drivers until recently, applications in tool, special machine and automotive engineering are now increasingly being developed. Fraunhofer IPK supports you in using the potential of these new manufacturing methods for your company. Together with you, we check your use cases and develop the appropriate processes and technologies.

Our interdisciplinary team specializes in the metalworking processes Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) and Directed Energy Deposition (DED). Among other things, we offer you economical manufacturing solutions for the latest Toolconcepts, work out tailor-made repairprocesses and shorten your time-to-market through the use of simulationstools. The development new system concepts for AM to increase the productquality and manufacturing robustness of our customers is another key issue.

Our strength is our broad manufacturing know-how. We combine classic production processes, automation concepts and IoT systems in a targeted manner with additive processes. For us, additive manufacturing is not an end in itself, but a crucial component in solving current challenges in production.