Forum AM News II

THURSDAY, 07 May 2020

Location: CongressCenter, ground floor, Room Carl Zeiss left

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08:45 - 09:45
09:45 - 09:50
Welcome Carl-Zeiss Saal
09:50 - 10:30

I am of a generation in Design that has experienced the transition from the analogue process to the digital.

I realise that this is a unique positioning as the analogue design process initiated a particular approach to form as informed by analogue technologies many of which are still present today in manufacturing.

Before computers the Design process was a very physical and hands on procedure which had its benefits in that it was slow and thoughtful as you can see in the work of Dieter Rams for example or indeed Pinninfarina in the way that car bodies were sculpted  in clay by modellers who were in fact sculptors of their day.

We learnt to understand form in space by physical modelling and developing illustrative techniques to communicate our design . In fact this direct engagement defined the design which was extremely anatomical relating directly to human scale , tactility and to a large extent art.

However my work has always responded to new method and the evolution of technology not only as a way to stay modern but also to stay relevant and remain committed to extending the physical potential of the World around us.

So when entering the 21st Century I saw this a point of new departure for design , converging Nature , Art , Technology and new materials appropriation and with this defining a new free and sculptural aesthetic that by definition is the consequence of a more educated , intense , scientific , complex and higher emotional mind set.

For me , in my own work , Generative Design and Instinct have been the guiding forces through this 20th to 21st transition and latest projects plays host to communicating this morphogenesis with the ultimate intent to establish AI as the core avatar of creation , guided and subtly inspired by human imagination to maintain a healthy biodiversity as in nature.

Keynote - Lovegrove
Ross Lovegrove | Studio Lovegrove



Session 1: Plastics - Carl Zeiss left
10:30 - 11:00

Experience in the practical use of components manufactured using additives under the Pressure Equipment Directive

Stephan Braun | KSB SE & Co. KGaA
11:00 - 11:30

Coaxial laser generation with hot wire – Increased deposition rate with reduced energy input

Nils Brocke | OSCAR PLT GmbH
11:30 - 12:00


Session 2: Metal - Carl Zeiss left
12:00 - 12:30

In laser sintering a powder bed is selectively fused layer by layer to become the desired part. With laser sintered parts being directly used in functional applications, good mechanical properties and hence a low part porosity are key. One perquisite to achieve this goal is a high powder bed packing. The influence of powder bed density on part porosity and mechanical properties has been investigated on polyamide 12. Powder compaction was varied by using different coater blade geometries on an EOS P395. Moreover, the amount of flow agent added to neat polyamide 11 powder was varied to create a range of different powder bed densities, depending on powder pourability. The actual powder bed densities achieved were determined by weighing enclosed powder in built hollow parts and part density was measured using the Archimedes method.

Jens Sesseg | EOS GmbH



12:30 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break and visit to the trade show
14:00 - 16:00
User Meeting