Cross-sector industrialization of additive production


Sustainability, Emissions, Costs, Additive Manufacturing, Digital Twin


BUENA's project consortium has identified several issues as barriers to additive manufacturing (AM). In order to resolve these, the aim is to industrialize AM across all sectors. In this way, it is intended to contribute to the promotion of material- and energy-efficient lightweight construction.

Aerospace component to be developed


A digital twin including cost and emission model. Using this the costs and emissions of the life cycle can be included early in the development process.


The project will be limited to the widely used laser powder bed fusion and direct energy deposition processes. Within this framework, the project aims to map or predict the costs and emissions of an AM component holistically over its life cycle. The technological realization of the project is carried out by a digital twin.


Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG),
J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG (VOITH),
Boeing Deutschland GmbH (BOEING),
nebumind GmbH (nebumind),
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V. Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Additive Produktionstechnologien (IAPT),
Technische Universität München Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebswissenschaften (iwb),
Bergische Universität Wuppertal Lehrstuhl für Optimierung mechanischer Strukturen (BUW)



Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

Project Term

November 2022 - October 2025