Fraunhofer picks up speed in the field of additive manufacturing

Fraunhofer is now picking up speed in the field of additive manufacturing in the Netherlands: Through the cooperation of the Fraunhofer Project Center at the University of Twente (FPC@UT) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT with the Dutch supplier Additive Industries B.V. based in Eindhoven, Fraunhofer is further expanding its activities in the Benelux countries.

Via the Fraunhofer Project Center, Dutch industry in particular will gain completely new access to current research and development in the field of additive manufacturing (AM).

During Formnext 2019, the international trade fair for additive technologies in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from November 19 to 22, the partners announced their collaboration to join forces and work on key developments in the field of laser beam powder bed fusion (L-PBF).

Their aim is to accelerate the implementation of the L-PBF technology for industrial series production. With combined expertise and a holistic approach the three partners plan to qualify new materials, improve design guidelines, increase post-processing expertise and finally enable the integration of L-PBF into industrial process chains – to lift industrial additive manufacturing to a mature level and enable broad industry acceptance.

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Names of the persons in the picture: Jan- Cees Santema, Kristian Arntz, Daan Kersten, Biba Visnjicki, Kai Winands, Maurice Herben, Ian Gibson, Harry Dirrigl, Harry Kleijnen.