Additive Manufacturing

Spanning different groups, our core competencies comprise applications of laser and printing technologies for additive manufacturing procedures for the fabrication of individualized components and functional structures made of metals, semi-conductors and polymers.


Special Issue

"New Trends of Quality Detection in Additive Manufacturing"

This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanical Engineering".

Manuscript deadline: January 25, 2022

Author benefits:

Open Access, High Visibility, Impact Factor 2.679, CiteScore 3.0 Scopus


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Strategy project AGENT-3D:
Additive manufacturing – The 3D revolution for product manufacturing in the digital age

NanoCaTe (Nano-carbons for versatile power supply modules)

Press and media


Press release / 14.4.2022

POWDERscreen monitors streams of powder into the laser melt

Measuring system opens up new perspectives for additive manufacturing


Press release / 28.6.2021

When the hip joint comes out of the printer

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's German-Polish High-Performance Center brings additive manufacturing to medical technology – first demonstrators will already be presented by the end of 2021


Hannover Trade Fair 2021 – Digital Edition

Video Presentation

Additively manufactured rocket engine with aerospike nozzle – from conceptual design to realization


Press release, Aug 13, 2020

Green laser melts pure copper

Fraunhofer IWS applies innovative laser melting system for complex copper components for the first time


Press release, Nov 14, 2019

Fine-tuning for additive production

“COAXshield” and “LIsec”: Fraunhofer IWS presents shielding gas nozzle and light scanner for laser powder build-up welding at “formnext” trade fair


Press release, May 17, 2019

Additive machines discover superalloys

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


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