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TUESDAY, 22 June 2021

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09:00 - 09:05

Welcome from the Rapid.Tech 3D Live-TV-Studio

Michael Kynast, Michael Eichmann und Prof. Gerd Witt | Messe Erfurt GmbH, Stratasys GmbH, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Michael Kynast, CEO Messe Erfurt GmbH
Michael Eichmann, Stratasys GmbH, Advisory Board Rapid.Tech 3D
Prof. Gerd Witt, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Lehrstuhl Fertigungstechnik, Advisory Board Rapid.Tech 3D

09:05 - 09:15

Welcome from the Rapid.Tech 3D Live-TV-Studio

Wolfgang Tiefensee | Thüringer Minister für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitale Gesellschaft
09:15 - 09:45
  • Presentation of the current status of Additive Manufacturing at Daimler Buses
  • Presentation of our 3D printing parts which have already been installed in our premium buses
  • Change of the current supply chain due to the 3D printing technology
  • AM Big Picture - Daimler Buses
Ralf Anderhofstadt and Janis Kretz | Daimler Truck AG / EvoBus GmbH - Daimler Buses

Ralf Anderhofstadt and Janis Kretz

09:45 - 09:50
Greetings from the Rapid.Tech 3D Live-TV-Studio
09:50 - 10:00
Break & Chat Roulette
10:00 - 12:00
Live-Stream: Forum "Automotive & Mobility"
12:00 - 12:30
Lunch break
12:30 - 13:00

In 2018, the global metal Additive Manufacturing market size is valued at EUR 1,51 billion including system, material and service sales. Over 50 % of the market volume is driven by the revenue of the system suppliers. At the end of 2018 almost 8,000 metal Additive Manufacturing machines were installed. The ranking is led by Powder Bed Fusion with a total market share ratio of 90 %. This market share is expected to drop due to today’s investments into DED and sinter-based technologies such as Binder Jetting. Until 2023, users plan to invest into over 1,500 systems that are based on Metal FDM or Binder Jetting.

While those new metal AM technologies already exhibit significant technology maturity, there is a group of emerging technologies, that are expected to reach industrial maturity within the next 5 years. Among the companies developing these technologies are startups like Digital Alloys, Xjet and Headmade Materials as well as larger corporations such as Xerox. They each independently developed unique metal Additive Manufacturing principles which are introduced and discussed in this presentation.

Matthias Schmidt-Lehr | Ampower GmbH & Co. KG



15:00 - 15:30

Consideration of the current boundary conditions for the manufacture of components under the Pressure Equipment Directive using additive manufacturing processes. The currently available and upcoming standards in the national and international environment that affect this area. Practical implementation of specifications in the company. Certification of additive manufacturing including quality assurance measures and process flows.

Stephan Braun | KSE SE & Co. KGaA

Stephan Braun

13:30 - 14:00


Christoph Lindner | Stratasys GmbH
14:00 - 14:30

The additive production of plastic components is becoming increasingly important for series production. Nevertheless, many applications have not yet been able to benefit from the advantages of additive manufacturing. The reason for this is the limited range of available materials. Especially for powder bed fusion, many applications require specific materials that cannot be met by PA12 and PA11. That applies to chemical industry, electric industry, automotive industry as well as mobility and aviation industry.
AM POLYMERS focussed since 2014 on making traditional standard plastics such as PP, PE, PA6, PBT, or TPU available for powder bed fusion as quality-controlled powder materials. With our powder materials, we meet your requirements while at the same time making them easy to process. Our extensive experience of many years result in batch-to-batch consistent powder materials and parts with particularly good properties. Our know-how considerably reduces your effort for running-in so that you can deliver high-quality customer parts within a few days. We act according to the principle "Plug & Play". For us, this means that we make sure that each of our materials can be applied to your AM machine without problems.
As new polymers we present: A PBT with good elongation at break that can be processed on standard machines and a new temperature-resistant high-performance polymer called Rolaserit® X.

Andreas Wegner and Timur Ünlü | AM POLYMERS GmbH

Andreas Wegner und Timur Ünlü

14:30 - 14:45
Coffee break and Chat Roulette
14:45 - 15:45
Live-Stream: Forum "Tool, Model & Mould Making"
15:45 - 16:00
Coffee break and Chat Roulette
16:00 - 16:45

Panel Discussion "AM and Sustainability"

Moderation: Bernhard Langefeld / Roland Berger
Volker Thum, Ralf Anderhofstadt, Volker Hammes | BDLI, EvoBus GmbH - Daimler Buses, BASF New Business GmbH

Volker Thum, Geschäftsführer BDLI Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie e.V.
Ralf Anderhofstadt, Head of Center of Competence 3D-Printing - Daimler Buses, Daimler Truck AG, EvoBus GmbH - Daimler Buses
Volker Hammes, Managing Director at BASF New Business GmbH

16:45 - 17:00
Farewell to the Rapid.Tech 3D Live-Studio & handover to the digital award ceremony of the 3DPC