A major potential of additive manufacturing is the use of materials that cannot be processed via conventional methods such as casting or milling. In addition to the already commercially available materials portfolio, we offer the possibility of qualifying company- and application-specific materials for additive manufacturing. Through an approach that has already been applied many times, we consider the actual process parameters and the influences and quality of the starting material, which has emerged as one of the most important influencing factors. A wide variety of materials have already been qualified for additive series production for many customers – for example, from the aerospace, plant and tool construction, and medical technology sectors.