Additive Manufacturing – 3D-Revolution product manufacture in the digital age (AGENT-3D)
Leading research institutions, industrial players and SMEs form the consortiumAGENT-3D as a strategic alliance for research, innovation and growth in additive manufacturing made up out of over 100 partners at present. It is one of the ten selected research programs funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the program “Zwanzig20 – partnership for innovation” which aims the strengthening of SMEs in the eastern part of Germany. It is our joint aim to ensure that Germany maintains technological leader in the primary fields of additive manufacturing. AGENT-3D consists of several subprojects, such as AGENT-Basis, -management or technology projects including AGENT_elF (functional integration), MultiBeAM (development of multi-material components), FunGeoS (functional geometry structures) or CastAutoGen (hybrid processing). The development focus of AGENT-3D is on technology, market and society.
For developing Additive Manufacturing to a key technology of future industry AGENT-3D counts on diversity. The cross-industry competences of our partners involves materials technology, manufacturing technologies, machining as well as system engineering, process controlling and design.
Dr. Elena López
c/o Fraunhofer IWS Dresden