Fraunhofer IAPT stands for enabling sustainable innovations in the field of additive manufacturing for our research and development partners. The portfolio includes both collaborative and contract research at process and material level, enabling unique component designs and system solutions up to factory planning and virtualization along the complete manufacturing route and along all technology maturity levels: From the basic idea and feasibility to industrial implementation in new or existing production environments, all aspects of the additive manufacturing route are considered seamlessly end-2-end holistically. From an application perspective, particular attention is paid to the socially relevant future topics of life science, energy, mobility, and security and defense. Our overriding goal is that additive manufacturing technologies will be used on a large industrial scale and thus contribute significantly to increasing productivity, resource conservation, resilience and prosperity.

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Area of competence

Discover with us completely new possibilities with the help of Additive Production.



Experience technologies along the entire process chain and benefit from our cross-manufacturer expertise.


Industry Solutions

At Fraunhofer IAPT, we transfer knowledge from more than 15 years of research and development in additive production to your industrial application.


With us, your technology launch will accelerate, giving you a real competitive advantage in terms of time and profitability.