Forum AM News I

TUESDAY, 05 May 2020

Location: CongressCenter, 3rd floor, Panoramasaal

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08:30 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:45
Welcome Carl-Zeiss Saal
09:45 - 10:15


Keynote 1 - Ferrari
Davide Abate & Giovanni Bulgarelli | Ferrari
10:30 - 11:15

In recent years, the established area of application for additive-manufactured components made of metal and polymer materials has expanded from industries such as aerospace, which are characterized by individual or small series production, to industries such as automotive industry, which are characterized by large series production. The technology is increasingly being utilized in the field of sports and super sports cars in particular, with the result that profitable yearly unit numbers in the region of 5,000 are being achieved in automotive engineering. This is due, on the one hand, to clever design trimmed for cost optimization and the associated outstanding lightweight construction potential, but also to the increasing stabilization and optimization of production processes. Current developments provide an insight into the potential that can be exploited in the automotive sector.

This presentation will show, on the basis of examples and projects, how the challenges of technology can be tackled in order to achieve profitable series production in the automotive industry.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann | Fraunhofer IAPT
11:15 - 12:00

How the rail industry benefits from Additive Manufacturing

André Bialoscek | Bombardier Transportation

After graduating his Master of Enginnering in mechanical engineering and renewable energy studies in Berlin, André Bialoscek has been working for Bombardier Transportation in various positions and functions since 2011.

Since 2018 he is Head of Vehicle Physical Integration as part of the New Vehicle Construction branch at Bombardier’s site in Hennigsdorf and the main tasks is delivering final products to clients. The responsibility includes cab-interior and exterior rail parts as well as electrical and piping integration to be able to provide the best possible final vehicle to customers.

Based on that and to speed up the production of rail parts, specifically customized parts he is working with Additive Manufacturing for new trains, service and obsolescence topics.

12:00 - 13:30
Break & Visit to the trade show
Session 1: Metal/Processes - CongressCenter, 3rd floor, Panoramasaal
13:30 - 14:00

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



14:00 - 14:30



Christian Staudigel | Headmade Materials GmbH
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00

Users of metal powder based additive manufacturing systems are often afraid of not receiving the right quality. And looking at the bulk of metal powder which shall be put in the machines it is definitely understandable that uncertainties exists:
 There are many factors affecting the powder quality and moreover which of them has an influence on the printing result? For many it feels like finding the needle in the haystack when being confronted with the question of potential contaminations which is of major concern when it comes to critical parts especially for aircraft solutions or medical applications.
Aspects like individual quality sense of a supplier, experiences with prior deliveries or pro-active and extensive testing of each new batch can be found within the AM community. Within this presentation a new approach will be explained to overcome the worries by offering statistical based quality-numbers for metal powders. 

Dr. Andreas Pelz | m4p material solutions GmbH
16:00 - 16:30

VisioConsult: NDT-AM parts examples and limitations

Ulrich Brandt | VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH
16:30 - 17:00

Investigation of the influence of defect types on the properties of L-PBF components

Christian Straube | ifw Jena