Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, rapid prototyping or freeform fabrication, is “the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies” such as machining. The term 3D printing can be defined as “the fabrication of objects through the deposition of a material using a print head, nozzle, or another printer technology.”

There are 2 main families of additive manufacturing technologies:

  • Powder bed technologies
    • Selective Laser Melting (SLM) where the metal powder is melted by a laser beam
    • Electron Beam Melting (EBM) where the metal powder is melted by an electron beam after a preheating step
    • Precision inkjet printing where the metal powder is mixed with a binder: after the printing operation, the part is consolidated by sintering
  • Blown powder technologies, also known as Laser Metal Deposition or Laser cladding
    • In this process, the metal powder is blown coaxially to the laser beam which melts the particles on a base metal to form a metallurgical bond when cooled

For more information on Additive Manufacturing, EPMA has a short introduction here.

Date: August 20-24, 2018
Location:
Dresden, Germany

Academic Partner: Fraunhofer IFAM, Technische Universität Dresden
Industrial Partner:
H+E Produktentwicklung GmbH, Moritzburg

 

Date

Time

Session

Details

Monday 20 August

08:30

Welcome and general introduction to Additive Manufacturing of metals, ceramics, and polymers

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kieback, Technische Universität Dresden

 

10:00

Coffee Break  
  10:15

Design principles: from CAD to process

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Süß, Technische Universität Dresden

 

11:45

Lunch Break  
  12:45

Electron Beam Melting (EBM)

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weißgärber, Fraunhofer IFAM

 

14:15

Coffee Break  
  14:45

Lab visits:
Fraunhofer IKTS
Fraunhofer IWS
Fraunhofer IFAM

 
  18:00

End of Day

 

Tuesday 21 August

08:30

Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Müller, Fraunhofer IWU

 

10:00

Coffee Break  
  10:15

Solid-state Additive Manufacturing methods

Dr.-Ing. Kay Reuter, Fraunhofer IFAM

 

11:45

Lunch Break  
  12:45

Metal powders for AM – Properties and characterization

Dr.-Ing. Silvia Vock, Fraunhofer IFAM

 

14:15

Coffee Break  
  14:45

Workshops in small groups: Electron Beam Melting, SLM, FFF

 
  18:00

End of Day

 

Wednesday 22 August

08:30

General Topic 1: Mechanical Testing

Dipl.-Ing. Ulrike Jehring, IFAM

 

10:00

Coffee Break  
  10:15

Hybrid Technologies in Additive Manufacturing

Prof. Dr. Frank Brückner, Fraunhofer IWS

 

11:45

Lunch Break  
  12:45

Binder Jetting: Current Research and Industrial Applications

Claus Aumund-Kopp, IFAM
Ralf Carlström, Digital Metal AB
 

14:15

Coffee Break  
  14:45

Workshops in small groups: Electron Beam Melting, SLM, FFF

 
 

18:00

End of Day  
  19:00

Social event in the city of Dresden

 

Thursday 23 August

08:30

Lab work: powder characterization

 
 

10:00

Coffee Break  
  10:15

Industrial case studies

Michael DHoore, Materialise GmbH

  11:15

Exam Preparation

Dr.-Ing. Olaf Andersen, Fraunhofer IFAM
 

11:45

Lunch Break  
  12:45

Lab work: powder characterization

 
  14:15

Coffee Break

 
  14:45

Plant visit - H+E Produktentwicklung GmbH, Moritzburg

 
  18:00

End of Day

 

Friday 24 August

08:30

General Topic 2: Introduction to Life Cycle Analysis

Dr.-Ing. Olaf Andersen, Fraunhofer IFAM

  10:00

Coffee Break

 
  10:15

Exam

 
  11:45

Lunch Break

 
  12:45

Certificates and farewell

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kieback, Technische Universität Dresden

 

For more information on fees, what is included and the different registrations types, please go to our fees page.

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