Additive Manufacturing and Printing

Symbiosis between coating technology and materials know-how


Additive Manufacturing

For the flexible and efficient manufacturing of customized products the IWS offers generative manufacturing procedures with which modern metal and non-metal materials can be processed into functional components and structures. The unique feature of our manufacturing approach is the variety of scales and materials which enables users of the most different sectors to benefit from our tailored solutions.


The main focus of our work is the development of additive manufacturing technologies based on inks and pastes. In addition to aerosol and dispenser based printing we focus our attention on the large-area film deposition at atmospheric pressure.


Image Processing and Data Management

“Big Data” means amounts of data (image or alphanumerical data), which are too huge or complex or which may quickly change, so that they cannot be analyzed with classic data processing methods. Classic visual image processing software, relational databases as well as statistics and visualization software are often incapable to process such large amounts of data.


Press release, May 17, 2019

Additive machines discover superalloys

Fraunhofer lighthouse project "futureAM" expected to speed up "additive manufacturing" by a factor ten



3rd International Symposium Additive Manufacturing (ISAM 2019)

January 29–31, 2019, Dresden


Additive Manufacturing Center Dresden (AMCD)


Press release, May 15, 2018

Improved efficiency of aircraft engines

Winner of the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018


ATHENA aims for the stars with Additive Manufacturing


Press release

Focus project futureAM

Strategy project AGENT-3D

Additive manufacturing – The 3D revolution for product manufacturing in the digital age


For several years, the Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and the IfWW – the Institute of Materials Science at the TU Dresden – have been cooperating in the field of additive manufacturing and thus have been able to implement numerous application-driven projects. The objective of networking with research and industrial partners is to overcome existing technological limitations and to define and establish the framework conditions for standardization, process reliability, quality assurance and so on. To this end, we have available paste-based methods, state-of-the-art powderand nozzle-based laser and electron beam technologies, CNC and robotic systems, as well as computer-aided methods of process control and analysis.


Institute of Manufacturing Technology, TU Dresden

At the Institute of Manufacturing Technology, TU Dresden, the basics of the main fields of manufacturing technology are investigated and the corresponding production processes are further developed.


Institute of Materials Science (IfWW), TU Dresden

At the Institute of Materials Science (IfWW) of the TU Dresden, the scientists of the chair of Materials Science research fundamental issues of materials science in connection with applicationoriented solutions.The main research topics arise from areas such as structure-parameter interactions of metallic and intermetallic materials, surface treatment technology, heat treatment and Additive Manufacturing.