About us

Manufacturing technologies have a new colleague. Regarded for a long time as a pure prototyping approach, AM technology has now achieved series-production readiness. Often over-simplified as a kind of 3D printing, AM technologies are key drivers that can open up new market opportunities for machine suppliers, manufacturing service providers and designers/OEMs. And as machines, materials, and software solutions become more available, their implementation will extend into new process chains with impressive business innovations. In this context the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing was founded as a platform for networking, coordinating joint research and development as well as conducting training and education seminars.
Dr.-Ing. Kristian Arntz
Managing Director and Partner of ACAM GmbH

Kristian Arntz studied Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology at the RWTH Aachen University, majoring in Production Technology. He worked as scientist in the Process Technology department at Fraunhofer IPT from 2003 to 2009 and became head of the „Tool and Die Making“ business unit in 2005. Since April 2009, Kristian Arntz has been chief engineer of the department „Laser Material Processing“ at Fraunhofer IPT. He is Technical Director and Associate of the WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie GmbH and Managing Director of the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH.