Fraunhofer lighthouse project futureAM at formnext: Metal AM on the verge of a breakthrough

Press Release / 8.10.2019

In the Fraunhofer lighthouse project “futureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing,” an alliance of six Fraunhofer institutes shall accelerate 3D printing with metal powder by at least a factor of ten. The first tangible results prove that this is not a dream of the future. The futureAM team will be presenting these results at the joint Fraunhofer booth D51 in Hall 11 during formnext from November 19 to 22, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main.

Digitally united: In the futureAM project, the Virtual Lab serves as a digital bracket for all four fields of activity.
© Fraunhofer IAPT, Hamburg, Germany.

Digitally united: In the futureAM project, the Virtual Lab serves as a digital bracket for all four fields of activity.

The planned system technology, with which the post-processing is to be automated, is constructed according to a modular principle.
© Fraunhofer IWU, Chemnitz, Germany.

The planned system technology, with which the post-processing is to be automated, is constructed according to a modular principle.

In extreme high-speed laser material deposition (EHLA), a new system has made the step from coating to genuine additive, three-dimensional production possible.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

In extreme high-speed laser material deposition (EHLA), a new system has made the step from coating to genuine additive, three-dimensional production possible.