Forum Software, Processes, Design I

TUESDAY, 22 June 2021

Location: CongressCenter, ground floor, room Carl Zeiss right

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09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:45
Welcome Carl-Zeiss Saal
09:45 - 10:30
  • 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

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break & Visit the exhibition
Session 1
11:00 - 11:30

The digital twin is a concept that is considered as an important element of Industry 4.0 in terms of automated and optimized manufacturing. Since there is a great variance in understanding, a clear definition is presented and the results of a systematic search of scientific publications are classified. All manufacturing processes are considered. In general, a further step towards automated and optimized manufacturing can be taken by the structured recording and collection of the various data related to the process and product, this applies especially to additive manufacturing, because it is strongly based on digital data. It is highlighted which technologies are necessary for the implementation of a digital twin in additive manufacturing. In addition, the current challenges and necessary next steps in development are highlighted. The advantages of a digital twin of the entire production cycle can be further enhanced by a combination with artificial intelligence. For example, important components of the digital twin such as data processing or improved real-time prediction can benefit from artificial intelligence. This is illustrated by the example of quality assurance.

Julia Lakämper | Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Additive Produktionstechnologien IAPT

Julia Lakämper

11:30 - 12:00

toolcraft is a medium-sized company with over 30 years experience and expertise in manufacturing of high-end precision parts and components. Since 2011, the company is producing 3D-printed components in metal and thereby offers the entire additive value chain.

With its ever-growing customer base and the expertise gained from it, toolcraft recognized that the powder bed technology (L-PBF) can be perfectly supplemented with a powder nozzle (LMD): From simple coating - to hybrid designs and armoring - to the application of complex contours, the Laser metal deposition technology enables a wide range of applications.

In our lecture we would like to explain both technologies and use an application component to show how the production technologies - powder bed and powder nozzle - complement each other in practice.

While powder bed technology is mostly used to build new components, LMD technology can be used to apply contours to existing metal components or even coat and repair entire surfaces. This increases the sustainability of the product life cycle enormously.

Uwe Schulmeister | toolcraft AG

Uwe Schulmeister

12:00 - 12:30

Experiences on the approach to introducing additive manufacturing in series production will be shared: There will be exclusive insights into TRUMPF's part identification project.
An application example will be used to clearly explain how components can be identified for metal 3D printing, how freedom in component design can result in new approaches to additive manufacturing, and what needs to be considered for series production.

Erik Schröder | TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH

Erik Schröder

12:30 - 13:00

Through connecting and networking additive manufacturing systems with automation and digital software modules, EOS GmbH expands AM production cells into large-scale industrial operations by offering turnkey solutions for automated AM production.
In order to show the operation and results of different factory configurations, the production processes were transferred to a factory simulation to visualize processes and calculate KPIs. The basis for the simulation, including the layout and the production processes, is taken from
an additive manufacturing production line at EOS GmbH. The production site is in Maisach, Germany, and it is used both as a research facility and for the manufacture of various internal components. The use of real data improves the simulation results, and it ensures reliability of the simulation in various production configurations. The production simulation also helps with the holistic consideration of all processes and the determination of the influencing factors. The expansion of the data measurement beyond the production process data, to include quality and process data, allows for the construction of the digital twin of the present system. The digital twin is to be seen as the overall goal to enable the investigation of many interacting systems for scalable, automated digital factories.

Fabian Tieck | EOS GmbH

Fabian Tieck

13:00 - 13:30
Break & Visit to the exhibition
13:30 - 16:00
Forum "AM in Construction Engineering & Architecture" in the same room Carl Zeiss right
16:00 - 16:15
Coffee break
16:15 - 17:00

Panel Discussion "Sustainability" in room Carl-Zeiss


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Wednesday, 23 June 2021