Additive Manufacturing technologies and applications are becoming more and more mature. The DMRC is supporting this progress on different levels. Doing fundamental and applied research along different disciplines, technologies and research fields on the one hand. On the other hand, there is an increasing need of standardization and the DMRC is actively participating in different standardization committees to foster this process.
It plays an important role in the VDI FA 105 “Additive Manufacturing”. This committee started in 2003 and is focused on different additive manufacturing technologies. DMRC participates in the sub-committees regarding Plastics (FA105.1), Metals (FA105.2), Design for Additive Manufacturing (FA105.3), Legal aspects of Additive Manufacturing (FA105.5) and Safety aspects of Additive Manufacturing (FA105.6).
Furthermore, the DMRC is part of the VDMA Additive Manufacturing – Automation. The superordinate committee targets at the whole chain of production and brings together industry and research institutes. The overall goal is to develop standards and technical requirements to support the ongoing extension of Additive Manufacturing application. DMRC activities are focused on aspects regarding the automation of Additive Manufacturing processes.
Another standardization committee the DMRC is part of is the FVA AK Geregelter Elektroantrieb and FVA AK Additive Manufacturing. It aims at uncover new application potentials of Additive Manufacturing in the field of drive train applications. FVA AKGEA is focused on applications regarding controlled
electric drives, while FVA AKAM has a broader perspective and targets.
The DVS FA 13 is a committee concerned about Additive Manufacturing based on metal and non-metal materials along the whole process chain, including pre- and post-processing. Technology development, user acceptance and access to further application areas is in the center of interest.