Presentation / Submission

The sixth Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference will be taking place in Berlin from March 18-19, 2020. Purpose of the Fraunhofer DDMC is the intellectual exchange between researchers, enterprises and users of AM technologies in order to gather the latest information about trends, progress and future potential of these technologies for industrial application.


Authors are invited to submit an abstract describing recent work from the realm of additive manufaturing. Abstracts must detail the objectives of the work presented and demonstrate new results. All abstracts will be double-blind reviewed. More information on the submission process can be found in the "Instructions for Authors" below.

Submission is open

– please submit your (anonymized pdf-file) paper here: -->


Industry Contributions

In 2020, for the first time DDMC will offer a limited number of presentation slots giving industry the chance to present latest industrial trends to the scientific community. These contributions are only subject to abstract review. The decision about acceptance is made by the Scientific Committee on the basis of the abstract submissions.

Step-by-step guide to uploading your paper:

  1. Enter your account in the DDMC 2020 online conference system:
  2. Click on “Your Submissions”.
  3. Click on the highlighted "Upload Contribution" next to the DDMC Abstract and follow instructions
  4. Enter the co-authors of your paper and their affiliation into the system.
  5. Upload the anonymized pdf-file.
  6. The paper for review has to be uploaded onto the DDMC website by July 5, 2019, you may update the uploaded file at any time until then.
  7. ! Please make sure that your paper is anonymized!

Range of topics

  • Product Development
    incl. co-design, mass customization
  • Technologies
    incl. bio-printing, hybrid processes, technological novelties
  • Materials
    incl. ceramics, bio-materials, multi-material approaches
  • Quality
    incl. process monitoring, part quality management
  • Post Processing
    incl. surface finishing, process chains for ind. production
  • Software
    incl. process simulation, automated design
  • Latest Industrial Trends

Submissions on innovative and visionary approaches not fitting the range of topics above are also welcome.

All abstracts will be double blind reviewed.

Timeline / Due Dates

  • Abstract submission: July 05, 2019
  • Abstract acceptance notification: August 16, 2019
  • Paper submission: October 15, 2019
  • Paper acceptance notification: November 30, 2019
  • Conference: March 18-19, 2020 
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