association_appearance: Additive Manufacturing

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Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a key horizontal technology for mechanical engineering and numerous other industries. The technology and the know-how for its application offer great potential for the industry.
Within the VDMA, the Additive Manufacturing Working Group (AG AM) deals with industrial 3D printing. About 200 participating companies represent the entire process chain of additive manufacturing: Technology and material suppliers, users of new production processes, research and consulting.

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Groups & Working Groups

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Education & Modern Working Working Group

Working group education and training in the field of AM

The current position paper of the VDMA Additive Manufactur

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Digitalization & Industrie 4.0 Working Group


OPC UA is already well established in the mechanical engineering sector, and this interface standard is being further developed and used in the VDMA network.

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Research, Innovation & Technology Working Group

Pressure Equipment Directive

AM offers many advantages for mechanical engineering: design precision, function integration, lightweight construction, material savings, and much more.

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Research, Innovation & Technology Working Group

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LV/FV Ansprechpartner

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Benefits for you as a member

Largest industry network in Europe

3,600 primarily medium-sized member companies in the capital goods industry make the VDMA the largest industrial association in Europe and the most important network organization in the industry.

Strong representation of interests

The VDMA is the most important voice of the machinery and equipment manufacturing industry. It represents the common economic, technical and scientific interests of the industry in Germany and around the world.

A wide range of services

More than 500 VDMA employees worldwide support you with practical services to make the right decisions in your company - along the entire value chain.