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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Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing is Starting to Take Shape

12.06.2017 During a meeting of the Working Group Automation on May 23rd, 2017, in Darmstadt, members worked together on the roadmap for additive manufacturing.

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Mesoscopic Light Weight Construction Through Additively Manufactured Hexagonal Combs

12.06.2017 The Fraunhofer Research Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology (IGCV) has developed a software tool that generates data for additive manufacturing through comb structures on freeform surfaces.

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VDMA Benchmarks in Customer Service

09.06.2017 Benchmarks informs VDMA member businesses on KPIs, developments and trends in services, and supports their business analysis.

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New Members of the Additive Manufacturing Association in May

07.06.2017 In May 2017 the companies Groz-Beckert, Lihgtway GmbH & Co, H&H and Schneider Prototyping joined the Additive Manufacturing Association.

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Additive design still needs to hit home in everyone’s minds as well as in company structures

06.06.2017 Altair Engineering GmbH develops a software that guides construction engineers toward an optimal design for additive manufacturing by virtue of numerical methods and artificial intelligence. In this interview, manager Dr. Pietro Cervellera explains where he sees the biggest advantages as well as weaknesses of additive manufacturing.

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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