Welcome to the Additive Manufacturing Association

The Additive Manufacturing Association in the VDMA offers its members from industry and scientific research a variety of services related to industrial 3D printing technologies. We are the cross-industry platform where potential users and development partners meet and work together.


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Consistent Process Optimization Attains High Increase in Productivity

01.12.2016 Frank Herzog is the founder, technological head and managing partner of Concept Laser GmbH in Lichtenfels. The company offers machine and system technology for 3D printing of metal parts, and they have more than 170 employees working at their locations in Germany, the USA, and China.

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Towards Industry 4.0 With Additive Manufacturing

23.11.2016 - VDMA expert panel "Automation Supports Additive Manufacturing" at the SPS IPC Drives Fair in Nuremberg (hall 3, booth 3-668) - Additive techologies are predestined for digitally interlinked production in Industry 4.0

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"New Solutions for Industry with Additive Manufacturing"

05.11.2016 In a round tour, member firm Concept Laser offers a glimpse into system engineering and applications - Serial components in use at Igus - Automotive industry calls for solution concepts

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3D Printing Trends

NASA Rockets Soon with Additively Manufactured Injection Nozzles?

09.11.2016 The space authority wants to print complex components instead of assambling them out of many small parts.

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“Carbon3D” Presents an Extremely Accelerated 3D Printing Technology

09.11.2016 A US start-up developed a technology called “Continuous Liquid Interface Production” which allows for processing a wide variety of polymers faster than any of the known additive technologies.

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HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology

09.11.2016 Relying on their know-how of inkjet technology, HP is currently developing a 3D printer using thermal inkjet printer heads in combination with a powder bed system.

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High Speed Sintering

09.11.2016 High Speed Sintering (HSS) is a developement of Neil Hopkinson at the Loughborough University, Sheffield/UK. Instead of Laserbeam an infrared-light is used to melt the material.

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Contact us

Rainer Gebhardt

Additive Manufacturing Association - Project Management


(+49 69) 66 03-19 02


(+49 69) 66 03-29 02


Brigitta Ritter-Lenzing

Additive Manufacturing Association Administration


(+49 69) 66 03-14 52


(+49 69) 66 03-24 52


Jessica Göres

PR and Market Research


(+49 69) 66 03-14 50


(+49 69) 66 03-24 50


Events AG AM

 18.1.17 Marktheidenfeld
 Arbeitskreis Automatisierung


 8.2.17 Hanau
 Arbeitskreis Automatisierung


 9.2.17 Seligenstadt
 Arbeitskreis Automatisierung

 20.2.17 Frankfurt
 Vorstandssitzung AM


 21.2.17 Frankfurt
 Arbeitskreis Druckgeräterichtlinien

 26.4.17 Hannover
 Hannover Messe Symposium AM

Events AM-Industrie

 2.-3.2.17 Düsseldorf
 Incide 3D-Printing


 15.-16.2.17 Aachen


 16.3.17 Ludwigshafen
Chancen und Herausforderungen
 durch 3D Druck


 28./29.4.17 Hannover
 Hannover Messe


 11.-13.10.17 München
 Sim-AM 2017

Interviews with our members
Portraits on AM Technologies
3D-Printing worldwide
3D Printing in Mechanical Engineering