Additive Manufacturing Research

Die AG Additive Manufacturing im VDMA nutzt die Forschungsplattform des The Additive Manufacturing within the VDMA brings together experts from industry and academic research institutes and initiates joint pre-competitive research projects. The focus of research is to deliver results that are relevant to industrial applications.Maschinenbaus um Forschungsvorhaben zu den generativen Verfahren voran zu bringen. Das Geheimnis des Erfolgs der vorwettbewerblichen Gemeinschaftsforschung ist die kostenteilige und effiziente Bearbeitung von Grundlagenforschungsprojekten.

Research Institutes

Modular Prototype Manufactured with a Laser Allows for Faster Gas Turbine Development

06.09.2016 Conventional manufacturing of turbine blades takes up much time and cost, leading to huge delays especially in turbine testing. In a joint project by Siemens and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, a faster manufacturing process has been developed on the basis of selective laser melting.

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Questionnaire Research Project about the Economical Use of 3D Printers

12.03.2016 The research project about the “Operator 3D – Economical use of 3D Printers through Operator Models considering the Perspectives of Companies Providing and Demanding” a questionnaire study has been initiated.

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Feasibility Study for 3D Printing of Electromotors

19.05.2015 The project funded by the Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik (FVA) will analyze ferromagnetic materials

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Additive Manufacturing: Industrialisation calls Automation
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Contact us

Rainer Gebhardt

Additive Manufacturing Association - Project Management

Phone: 

(+49 69) 66 03-19 02


Fax: 

(+49 69) 66 03-29 02


rainer.gebhardt@vdma.org

Brigitta Ritter-Lenzing

Additive Manufacturing Association Administration

Phone: 

(+49 69) 66 03-14 52


Fax: 

(+49 69) 66 03-24 52


brigitta.ritter@vdma.org

Research Funding for 3D Printing
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