Introduction of the CRC 814:

The Collaborative Research Center 814 – Additive Manufacturing deals with the basic research of additive manufacturing processes.

In the future, components should be produced from plastics or metal-based materials without specific tooling. Away from rapid prototyping to manufacturing, these technologies are empowered by the CRC 814 to fabricate serial components in the desired quality.

Since 2011, more than 35 scientists are working on this major interdisciplinary project at the FAU. The third funding period started in July 2019.

We want to give an overview of our goals, the structure, and the people involved and hope to inspire you for the exciting, visionary production technologies shown on our website.




After a two-year break, we want to invite you to our "Industriekolloquium" 2022, which will take place on May 10th, 2022, at the institute for polymer technology in Tennenlohe.

We are looking forward to welcome you at the world-leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing „FormNext 2021“ at 16th-19th November in Frankfurt am Main. The FormNext offers an excellent opportunity for an intensive professional exchange for all stakeholders within the highly dynamic world of Add...

The CRC 814 will take part on the first digital science event „g’scheid schlau! – das lange Wochenende der Wissenschaften“. Over four days, from the 21. to 24. October 2021, different institutes and companies in Erlangen-Nuremberg will explain the newest research results to a broad audience.

The CRC 814- Additive Manufacturing started a successful initiative within the scope of an academy for female pupils to raise their excitement for technology. The CRC 814-representatives visited the Gymnasium Eckental and offered a 3D-printing workshop.

Review: 7th Industrial Colloquium in December 2019 On December 12, 2019, the seventh Industrial Colloquium of the Collaborative Research Center 814 took place in the Marble Hall in Nuremberg under the motto „Additive Manufacturing: From Powder to Multifunctional Components“. The event presented the...