Wednesday, September 27, 2017

11:00 – 11:30


11:30 – 13:00

Pre-Seminar for Beginners (Part I)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Gebhardt, Aachen Center for 3D Printing
Dr.-Ing Sebastian Bremen, Fraunhofer ILT

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Pre-Seminar for Beginners (Part II)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Gebhardt, Aachen Center for 3D Printing
Dr.-Ing Sebastian Bremen, Fraunhofer ILT

15:30 – 16:00

Conference Opening

16:00 – 16:30

3D Printing – also a political challenge?

Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament

16:30 – 17:00

Additive Manufacturing as part of a digital disruption

Gero Corman, Volkswagen AG

17:00 – 17:30

The impact of 3D printing – a business perspective on strategy

Alexander Timmer, PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH

17:30 – 18:00


18:00 – 19:00

Vendor Session

Efficient process preparation – Simulation in Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Fabian Neugebauer, Materialise

Get Together
(Joint Dinner)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

From 8:00


09:00 – 09:30

From industrial tool making to 3D Printing: About the need of digital business processes

Johannes Lohn, PROTIQ GmbH

09:30 – 10:00

Global Trends, Moving from Prototype to Serial Production

Georg Schwalme SKZ-KFE gGmbH

10:00 – 10:30




10:30 – 10:50
Production with Additive Manufacturing:
Status quo and future trends

Dr. Höges, GKN Sinter Metalls
Opportunities in powder based Binder Jetting
Tobias King, voxeljet AG
10:50 – 11:10
LMD and SLM in Additive Manufacturing:
An outlook on prospective manufacturing approaches

Moritz Alkhayat, Fraunhofer ILT
Combination of plastic materials in 3D printing for automotive industry use
Alina Richter, Volkswagen AG
11:10 – 11:40


11:40 – 12:00
Prediction of gas entrapment during Selective Laser Melting by meso-scale simulation
PD Dr. Jürgen Jakumeit, Access e.V.
Increasing surface properties by using an integrated screw-based additive and subtractive manufacturing process
Nicolai Lammert, IKV
12:00 – 12:20
Additive Manufacturing in series production of structural parts for aviation
Daniel Tolksdorf, Premium AEROTEC GmbH
Create Custom Products: Business Opportunities for B2B and B2C Markets Enabled by AM and Software Applications
Dr. Gunnar Schulze, trinckle 3D GmbH
12:20 – 14:00

Product Design

Industrial Process Chains

14:00 – 14:20
‘Start with the end of mind’ – Design for Supply Chain – an integral approach to develop smart products
Marc Schrijvers, Philips
Geometry – detection of workpieces and automatic path planning in the LMD process
Dr. rer. nat. Rainer Beccard, Lunovu
14:20 – 14:40
Additive Manufacturing of injection moulding tools: Efficiency improvement by functional optimization and new possibilities for repair
Klaus Eimann, P&G
Supply challenges of SLS powder for low volume production – from prototyping to small series
Dr. Dirk Hänsch, A. Schulman Europe GmbH
14:40 – 15:10


15:10 – 15:30
CAD to Print at record time
Dirk Dombert, 3D Systems Software GmbH
Single-batch hybrid production with recycled metal powder
Jonas Koch, Rosswag GmbH
15:30 – 15:50
Rapidly available worldwide: Decentralized additive manufacturing of fixtures and assembling devices for the automotive industry
Lars Bognar, Ford
How did the AM support increase the product value?
Prof. Ian Campbell, Loughborough University
16:00 – 16:30

Moving frontiers by combining additive and subtractive manufacturing:
Selective laser melting, erosion and remelting

Prof. Dr. Ir. Jean-Pierre Kruth, KU Leuven


Friday, September 29, 2017

8:00 – 15:00

Excursion to Materialise, Leuven, Belgium

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