Accelerating application-driven development in AM for manufacturers

How can I effectively implement Additive Manufacturing (AM) in my company? What products, services and processes would benefit from AM? For many companies, doubts occur because it can be difficult integrating a new approach into an existing system. Additive Manufacturing’s multi-faceted design and process methods enable companies to identify and enable customized AM-based solutions that work for them.


The AMBITION (project) aims to demonstrate the tangible benefits of additive manufacturing to our industrial partners, specifically tailored to their business needs. Fraunhofer Project Center (FPC) works with AMBITION partners to build working models that demonstrate how AM technologies may enable efficiency in part design and production that can be integrated into their systems. Knowledge transfer plays a pivotal role in this project. At each developmental stage, we have created a stimulating, interactive knowledge transfer environment for our industrial partners, ensuring wide dissemination of insights gained and comprehensive uptake of lessons learned.


Within the AMP, Fraunhofer Project Center at the University of Twente develops innovation projects around manufacturing technology themes. Every AMP project is built around solid industrial collaboration, empowering companies with relevant knowledge and new technological and industrial methodologies.

Industry Partners

Work packages of project

Every AMC project is divided into seperate work packages, to clearly distinguish the several stages and purposes within the project. The AMBITION project consists of four work packages.

WP 1 – Assessment 

An audit to assess the current production technology

WP 2 – Knowledge Transfer

Training of the workforce about the AM technique to be applied

WP 3 – Design

The solution is designed and engineered

WP 4 – Manufacture

Manufacturing of the solution and implementation


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Rainer Horstkotte
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Fraunhofer IPT


Florian Vandepoel 
Research Engineer
Fraunhofer Project Center


Angus Fitzpatrick
Research Engineer
Fraunhofer Project Center

Projects by Fraunhofer Project Center

Read how Fraunhofer Project Center works with industries to create industrial solutions that are implementable and effective.

Development of innovative materials for Polaroid.


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Driving quality and cost efficiency for the aerospace industry.

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Visualisation to aid the decision making process.


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