Center for Additive Manufacturing

Industry 4.0
Project title Center for Additive Manufacturing (Niedersachsen ADDITIV)
Project duration 01.07.2017 – 30.06.2020
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Additive manufacturing processes – also known as generative processes or 3D-printing – are going to radically change production. In the future, customized products can be manufactured at almost the price of mass products.

Niedersachsen ADDITIV is dedicated to researching and further developing additive manufacturing processes for the broad use in industry, and to supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in integrating the new technologies in their production processes.

At present, 3D-printers are limited to only few materials. Niedersachsen ADDITIV develops next generation additive processes. In the future, it shall be possible to process stainless steel and aluminum alloys, polyamides and special materials, such as magnesium, too, and to produce much larger products. Moreover, the economic efficiency of the process chain is crucial for the use in serial production.

In order to make medium-sized companies in Lower Saxony fit for additive manufacturing, Niedersachsen ADDITIV organizes information events, seminars and trainings, and supports companies in introducing the new technologies.

Publications about the project

Manufacturing individual products at almost the prices of mass products – using 3D printers. The Lower Saxony Center for Additive Manufacturing offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) free-of-charge support for the introduction of the new technology.

3D printing, additive manufacturing, individual products



The project with the proposal no. ZW6-80148181 is funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Economy, Labour, Transport and Digitalization.


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