Forum Tool, Model & Mould making


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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 - 14:30
Live-Stream: Forum "News from AM"
14:30 - 14:45
Coffee break and Chat Roulette
14:45 - 15:15

Unforeseeable environmental problems and unplanned fluctuations in demand in times of digitalization necessitate high flexibility in production. Flexibility requires reliable and efficient framework conditions that are standardized. Starting with the reduction of the data volume with corresponding standardization, production optimization supported by intelligent AI solutions and the expansion of services through flexible cloud solutions. The aim is to find viable, future-oriented and sustainable solutions with the right balance between standardization and individuality. Functioning and sustainable solutions are the success factors for AM production.

Ingrid Prestien | CIPRES GmbH
15:15 - 15:45

The central idea of using material efficiently is already inherent to AM-technologies. The Hermle MPA additive manufacturing process aims to implement this sustainability approach even stronger within single components. Via a combination of various materials, a local and purposeful adjustment of properties is possible. So-called graded materials allow the combination of contrary properties like the high conductivity of copper and the high hardness of a tool steel.
MAP, a dynamic gas spraying process, is able to build up material without a molten phase. Inside a de Laval nozzle, powder particles accelerated via an expansion of a compressed and heated gas to a degree, where the kinetic energy is sufficient to create a metallurgical bond at particle impact. Through the utilization of multiple feeders, a mixture of powders with gradually variation in composition over building height is processed. The combination of this material build up with a Hermle C40 CNC milling machine allows a conventional post-processing directly inside the MPA-machine.
Within this lecture a short process description of the MPA-technology alongside with a few examples of a successful application within toolmaking is given. Subsequently the status of generating graded materials using MPA is discussed alongside with first results and ongoing challenges.

Lucas Adler | Hermle Maschinenbau GmbH

Lucas Adler

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