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Advanced Processing of Additively Manufactured Parts (AD-PROC-ADD)

The Ad‐Proc‐Add project aims at the systematic and comprehensive investigation of additive‐subtractive manufacturing (ASM) process chains in order to achieve a detailed understanding of influences and interdependencies of parameters, strategies and boundary conditions with respect to the material and workpiece properties of additively manufactured (AM) a nd post‐processed parts in various applications. The visionary goal is to achieve the capability to adjust the workpiece properties regarding geometric, surface and subsurface characteristics throughout ASM process chains so that pre‐defined requirements can be fulfilled. This enables a targeted layout and implementation of ASM process chains in various industrial sectors. For this, an international approach of research associations and institutes is chosen, which combines the necessary expertise in the areas of additive manufacturing, material removal processes, process monitoring and control, machinery and equipment, simulation and optimisation as well as energy efficiency analysis. Comprehensive experimental studies regarding interrelationships between parameter settings and influences on the workpiece’s properties in additive and subtractive process steps, correlation analysis, the detailed investigation of physical effects as well as methods for process monitoring and quality inspection are planned within a distributed and interconnected research approach that exploits synergies and capacities of the involved partners in an optimal way. New tool concepts, strategies for 3D‐printing of metal parts, methods for the sophisticated layout of post‐machining processes, system prototypes for monitoring devices and fixtures, as well as new services will be derived from the insights of this project. Furthermore, the new knowledge enables part manufacturers, system and service providers to develop new products with enhanced functionality and allows end‐users to implement ASM process chains with higher productivity and economic as well as ecologic efficiency.

The project results will lead to a digital compendium, based on a new performance measurement system, usable for design and production engineers and service staff. The project will be accompanied by a user committee of SMEs from all relevant market sectors: tool manufacturing, 3D‐Printing equipment, machine tool builders, software and service providers as well as end‐users. The intensive communication with the industrial partners ensures the elaboration of
industrially relevant and usable results.

Functionalisation processes for additively manufactured parts within the project at the ISF


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Location & approach

From A1

Take exit Kreuz Dortmund/Unna to merge onto A44 toward Dortmund, which changes into the B1. Exit Dortmund-Dorstfeld toward Universität (onward see map).

From A 45

Exit Dortmund-Eichlinghofen toward Universität (onward see map).

Alternatively, you can calculate the route here: Google Maps.


Arrival by Deutsche Bahn to Dortmund or Bochum central station.

From Dortmund central station, take the S1 city train in the direction of Düsseldorf to the "Dortmund Universität" station (7 minutes journey time).

From Bochum central station, take the S1 city train in the direction of Dortmund to the "Dortmund Universität" station (14 minutes journey time).

The city train runs regularly every 20 minutes in both directions.  From the city train station, take the Skytrain (S-Universität stop) to the Campus Süd stop (1 stop, runs every 10 minutes).

From Dort­mund Airport

By taxi to TU Dortmund University, Campus South (approx. 20 min and 30 €, see  Map)

From Düsseldorf Airport

Take the city train S1 in the direction of Dortmund to the "Dortmund-Universität" station (approx. 60 min). From here, take the Skytrain in the direction of Campus South or Eichlinghofen (runs every 10 minutes and takes approx. 3 min.).


The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.


The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).