ACAM Vision & Mission

ACAM Vision



ACAM is the primary contact partner for Additive Manufacturing

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, 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.

ACAM Mission


Fraunhofer ILT

Direct access to unique AM resources

Within 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 50+ metal and polymer Systems enable tailored, independent solutions along the entire AM process chain.


Tailored AM consulting services and training

While complexity for free 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.

Oerlikon AM

ACAM connects the industry and research

Industry members of 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.