The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (www.fraunhofer.de) currently operates 76 institutes and research facilities in Germany and is the world's leading organization for application-oriented research. Around 30,000 employees work on an annual research volume of 2.9 billion euros.
The Fraunhofer IAPT in Hamburg is one of the leading institutions for the industrialization of additive manufacturing. We focus primarily on socially relevant industries such as life sciences, energy, mobility and security. Our research ranges from component designs and processes to factory planning and digitalization; we look at the entire manufacturing route. Numerous spin-offs and patent applications underscore the value of our innovations. Together with industry and public institutions, you can develop the additive manufacturing of the future.
Additive manufacturing is considered a digital manufacturing technology, yet there are still many open challenges right here on the path to complete industrialization. That is why we are working closely with the industry to develop real-time and data-driven digital twin technologies for the digital additive manufacturing of tomorrow.