DAP - Digital Additive Production Chair


Head of the Institute

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.Wirt.-Ing. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum

Fields of Study

Additive Manufacturing

Main Focus

The Digital Additive Production Chair DAP was founded at RWTH Aachen University in August 2016 with the appointment of Prof. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum. In a strong network, about 120 motivated and talented employees develop technological excellent solutions in the Additive Manufacturing (AM), product as well as production digitalization topic fields. In its basic and applied research, the chair pays particular attention to the economic as well as ecological impact of its work and the potential benefits for its partners. Beyond the chair´s framework, the DAP Chair actively engages in numerous networks to exchange and expand bundled knowledge from the industry as well as basic and applied research in an interdisciplinary manner. Additionally, the chair provides tomorrow´s AM specialists and excellently trained Digital Natives. It prepares them for their contribution to the industry´s AMification and digitalization in practical projects.

This way, it aims to sustainably strengthen and advance the developing and production industries. From production digitalization and networking to materials and manufacturing to post-processing and quality assurance: the chair’s research activities are geared to preserve value creation and industrial production as an essential part of prosperity, put it on the AM track and, thus, contribute to a better tomorrow.


RWTH Aachen University Digital Additive Production Chair DAP
Campus-Boulevard 73
52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone: +49 241 80 405 30

Website DAP