Wednesday, September 27, 2017

11:00 – 11:30


Pre-Seminar for Beginners (Part I)

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

13:00 – 13:40


Pre-Seminar for Beginners (Part II)

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

15:10 – 15:40

Conference Opening


Reinhard Bütikofer, MdEP European Parliament

Additive Manufacturing as part of a digital disruption

Gero Corman, Volkswagen AG

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

Alexander Timmer, PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH

16:40 – 17:00


Vendor Session

Starting at 18:00
Get Together
(Joint Dinner)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Starting at 8:00


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

Johannes Lohn, PROTIQ GmbH

Global trends and further steps from prototyping to series production.

Georg Schwalme SKZ-KFE gGmbH




Production with Additive Manufacturing:
Status quo and future trends

Dr. Höges, GKN Sinter Metalls
How did the AM support increase the product value?
Prof. Ian Campbell, Loughborough University
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


Simulation of the SLM process of the meso-level for air inclusions forecast
PD Dr. Jürgen Jakumeit, Access e.V.
Increasing surface properties by using an integrated screw-based additive and subtractive manufacturing process
Nicolai Lammert, IKV
Additive Manufacturing in series production of structural parts for aviation
Dr.-Ing. Kai Schimanski, Premium AEROTEC GmbH
Create Custom Products: Business Opportunities for B2B and B2C Markets Enabled by AM and Software Applications
Florian Reichle, trinckle 3D GmbH

Product Design

Industrial Process Chains

Rapidly available worldwide: Decentralized additive manufacturing of fixtures and assembling devices for the automotive industry
Lars Bognar, Ford
Geometry – detection of workpieces and automatic path planning in the LMD process
Dr. rer. nat. Rainer Beccard, Lunovu
Additive Manufacturing of injection moulding tools: Efficiency improvement by functional optimization and new possibilities for repair
Klaus Eimann, P&G
Design for supply chain
Marc Schrijvers, Philips


CAD to Print at record time
Dirk Dombert, 3D Systems Software GmbH
Single-batch hybrid production with recycled metal powder
Christoph Raab, Rosswag GmbH
Challenges facing SLS powder suppliers for low volume production – from prototyping to small scale manufacturing
Dr. Dirk Hänsch
, A. Schulman Europe GmbH

Dr. Ingo Ederer, voxeljet AG

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

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