Welcome to the
Chair of Materials Engineering
of Additive Manufacturing

Driven by our curiosity and passion, we explore, expand and teach the fascinating world of metals in engineering.

 Prof. Peter Mayr

As a young innovative chair in an exciting and promising field of research, we perform our tasks in research, teaching and transfer with full enthusiasm.


The central topic of all research activities at the chair is the investigation of process-structure-property relationships of metallic materials. As manufacturing and processing techniques, we focus on innovative welding methods for joining and state-of-the-art direct energy deposition processes for additive manufacturing.
Multi-material components and graded material structures are a special focus and the spectrum ranges from steels to non-ferrous metals, light and heavy metals to metal-matrix composites but always with an eye on sustainability.
Cross-scale material simulation, excellent characterization methods, innovative measurement and testing technology and state-of-the-art AI-supported data analysis close the circle and allow us to gain insights into materials that would otherwise remain hidden to the human eye and mind.
All in all, we are thus able to deliver tailored material solutions for the most demanding applications.

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Our students will be the problem solvers of the future, and so we are committed to providing didactically well-structured, interesting and exciting content in our numerous courses, both in the basic area and in special courses. Our blended learning concept includes knowledge transfer via lectures, instructional videos, exercises, tutorials but also via hands-on training in internships, challenges and excursions. In the final theses, we teach the basics of scientific work, often paired with exciting tasks from our industry network.



Materials engineering represents the bridge between materials research and application. We share our research findings with interested parties in the form of publications or presentations at conferences. In joint bilateral projects, our industrial partners benefit from our knowledge gained in basic research. We also pass on our expertise in teaching to people outside TUM, for example in the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning, so that they can also benefit from our knowledge.