Additive manufacturing methods
state of development, market prospects for industrial use and ICT-specific challenges in research and development
Additive manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing by the lay community, is extremely popular today. The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) set up by the German government expects that additive manufacturing will take on an important role as a key technology (EFI 2015). It is also the subject of extensive discussion in society, it records a large number of hits in searches and has a political and normative background.