Customized Efficiency

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Customized Efficiency

ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing

The ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, based on the RWTH Aachen Campus, pools resources and facilitates industry access to the Additive Manufacturing expertise of leading scientific and research institutions.

The ACAM is the R&D hub for Additive Manufacturing, covering the entire process chain, from design stage through to quality control and focuses on topics such as process chain automation, the development of customized materials, increasing productivity and reducing turnaround times.

Additionally, the ACAM offers opportunities for joint research and development, a sophisticated training and education program, as well as an online platform enabling industry members to build business connections and exchange practical knowledge.

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01.10.2018 | Link3D partners with Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing software company, Link3D has announced its latest partnership with German-based, ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing at TCT Show today. Link3D will…

30.08.2018 | PROTIQ GmbH becomes a member of the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing

The ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing is pleased to welcome PROTIQ as its basic member. PROTIQ offers a marketplace for industrial Additive Manufacturing,…

12.07.2018 | Networking Day Additive Manufacturing for ACAM Japanese Members

The ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing gathered together with its Japanese members in Krefeld, Germany, on July 10 2018 in order to exchange…

We qualify your employees to meet the challenges of future industrial production successfully. In strong partnerships between R & D institutes and companies, we develop strategic roadmaps and support you in exploiting the potential of additive manufacturing for your business.




ACAM Topics


The wide variety of 3D CAD Tools and their complexity challenge the creation process. Together with our research partners, we train your staff to utilize new concepts and strategies for your company.


Since the market constantly demands better products and quicker, more efficient processes, the industry needs continuous improvement in manufacturing. Along with our research partners we can assist you in investigating and evaluating new economical processes.

Process Chains

Optimizing your process chain will reduce wasting potential. We offer consultancy services for all phases of a product’s life cycle.

Business Innovation

By applying innovation in your business strategy, you can not only increase the efficiency and quality of your processes, but also develop better products and services. We will gladly prepare a package of methods to help you achieve these goals.

ACAM Mission

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Direct access to unique AM resources

Within the ACAM, industry partners gain access to an unique AM material, machine and software portfolio, available at our R&D partner’s facilities. More than 100 researchers, 25 years of AM experience and a vast machine park ensure unique know-how along the entire AM process chain.


Tailored AM consulting services and training

While free complexity is desirable on the component level, it has to be navigated on all company levels from strategy down to operations when implementing Additive Manufacturing. Within ACAM’s professional consulting and education approach, the outstanding AM know-how, gained in countless industrial and publicly funded projects, is made available for companies seeking for guidance and support on their AM journey.

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ACAM connects the industry and research.

Industry members of the ACAM carry out consortial, pre-competitive research and define relevant topics in a continuously growing community. Regularly held events allow for information exchange, formation of peer groups and discussion of future collaborations in between industry and R&D partners.


ACAM Members