Additive manufacturing is being increasingly used for industrial applications. However, long production times currently inhibit its use in large-scale series production typical of the automotive industry. Combining conventional processes with AM can be one solution to meet this challenge.
To drive research in foundry technology, Fraunhofer is constructing a new building on the research campus near the TUM Campus Garching. The foundation stone for construction on the 36,500 m2 site was laid on October 11th, 2019.