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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Wire Instead of Powder

26.01.2018 In this interview, manager Tobias Röhrich explains the existing range of materials, why a new design is not necessarily indispensable, and how he imagines a fully automated additive process chain.

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4. Symposium on Additive Manufacturing at Hannover Messe

26.01.2018 For the 4th time already, the Additive Manufacturing Symposium organized by the Additive Manufacturing Association in cooperation with the fair in Hannover will take place at the Hannover Messe. Technology suppliers and users of the new manufacturing technologies will both have their say, all under the headline “Mechanical Engineering.”

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How Do Additively Manufactured Components Get Processed and Finished?

23.01.2018 On March 5th, 2018, the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA will be inviting for a symposium in Frankfurt.

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Company Representatives Define A “Digital Component File”

11.01.2018 Using the Roadmap for Automation as a starting point, the participating company representatives have derived a cross-process “Digital Component File” as information carrier.

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New Members of the of the Working Group Additive Manufacturing in January 2018

08.01.2018 In January 2018 the Lechler GmbH and Kasto Maschinenbau joined the Additive Manufacturing Association.

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Formnext 2017

The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Additive Manufacturing organizes User Case Area at formnext 2017 in Frankfurt

01.12.2017 The Additive Manufacturing Association has organized a special exhibition with the theme “Ready4Industry”, showcasing a multitude of successful applications for additively manufactured components in the industry

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VDMA's Working Group Additive Manufacturing becomes honorary sponsor of formnext

07.08.2017 formnext powered by tct and the Working Group Additive Manufacturing within Germany's industry federation of mechanical engineers (VDMA) have just entered into a new partnership. In it, the Working Group Additive Manufacturing will serve as the exhibition's honorary sponsor.

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Interviews with our members


Technology Scout
Portraits on AM Technologies
Events AG AM /VDMA


Events AM-Industrie
Interesting Facts from the VDMA
  • Aktivitätenbericht AG AM 2014-2016

  • Wissen Maschinenrichtlinie

  • Future Manufacturing - Magazin für intelligente Produktion

  • Automation on Request 2016

  • Guideline Industry 4.0 supports the development of its own industry 4.0 Translations and business models

  • Brochure 125 years VDMA to download
  • Humans Machines Progress
  • VDMA-Infotag Standdesign im Widerstreit: Digitalisierung vs. Emotionalität
  • Study: Predictive Maintenance - Service of the future - and where it really stands