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.


Service offers


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, 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



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4th International Symposium Additive Manufacturing (ISAM 2021)

December 7–9, 2021, Online