Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference

Welcome to DDMC 2020!

Organized by the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance, the DDMC is a bi-annual cutting-edge forum for discussion on Additive Manufacturing, including its application in industry and the environmental impact of such new manufacturing technologies. Impact on health, sustainability and technology will also be discussed.

DDMC brings together researchers, educators and practitioners from around the world and fosters an atmosphere conducive to developing new ideas and refining already existing research developments.

The Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference will be taking place in the exciting city of Berlin,Germany, from March 18-19 2020!

The DDMC2020 Organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of the following companies:

Logo - Nanoval
Gold Sponsor
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Silver Sponsor
Logo - Hexagon | Simufact
Silver Sponsor
Logo Springer - Sponsor
Scientific Media Partner

Scientific Committee

Prof. Paulo Jorge Bártolo, University of Manchester, UK
Prof. Richard Bibb, Loughborough University, UK
Dr. Klas Boivie, SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing AS, NO
Prof. Chee Kai Chua, Nanyang Technological University, SG
Dr. Karl-Heinz Dusel, MTU Aero Engines AG, DE
Frits Feenstra, TNO, NL
Prof. Andreas Gebhardt, Fachhochschule Aachen, DE
Wouter Theron Gerber, Aerosud Aviation, ZA
Prof. Ian Gibson, University of Twente, NL
Prof. Russell Harris, University of Leeds, UK
Dr. Martin Hillebrecht, EDAG Engineering GmbH, DE
Dr. Bernhard Müller, Fraunhofer IWU, DE
Prof. Vasily Ploshikhin, Universität Bremen, DE
Martin Schäfer, Siemens AG, DE
Dr. Bart van der Schueren, Materialise, BE

Conference Proceedings

Purpose of the Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference is an intellectual exchange between researchers, enterprises and users of Additive Manufacturing technologies in order to gather the latest information about trends, progress, importance and the future potential of these technologies. The conference proceedings can be ordered through the Fraunhofer Verlag (