The Additive Manufacturing Laboratory (AMLab) at the trade fair Experience Additive Manufacturing (EAM)

25.09.2019 - Seminar for additive manufacturing

The AMLab is a cooperation between the Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV and the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) of the Technical University of Munich.

Get to know AMLab at booth C202 of the trade fair for additive manufacturing EAM. AMLab was founded in 2012 by the Fraunhofer IGCV and the iwb to share equipment and testing technology and conduct joint research on various processes, e.g., laser beam melting or arc-based additive manufacturing. Experimental and analytical investigations broaden the understanding of these processes and extend the range of applications with innovative ideas. Both the pre-, in-, and post-process are considered. Fields of application (iwb) include medical technology, aerospace technology, and battery production. For example, efforts in medical technology are made to design and manufacture implants so that their deformation properties correspond as closely as possible to the bone's natural behavior.

The Fraunhofer IGCV will also present new lightweight construction potential at the trade fair. A gear unit demonstrates the interaction of additive manufacturing, composite, and casting technology. Themes like metallic additive manufacturing, material composites such as multi-materials, examples of functional integration, and highly complex bionic components, and innovative manufacturing processes are presented.

Parallel to the trade fair, the 23rd Augsburg Seminar for additive manufacturing will occur on September 25, 2019.

Furthermore, the 23rd Augsburg Seminar for additive manufacturing will take place within the EAM. The event partners are the Fraunhofer IGCV and the iwb of the TUM Munich. This year's topic is: "Perspectives of additive manufacturing: Reproducibility and New Technologies". The seminar especially offers medium-sized companies the opportunity to overview all elements of the process chain for the successful use of additive manufacturing - from additive-based product design to the finishing of additively manufactured components. A few years ago, a manufacturing process for prototype construction is now regarded as a serious alternative for flexible series production. The Augsburg seminar is intended to provide both the industry and the research sector with a platform for exchanging information on current problems and future topics. The meeting combines lectures by experienced users and representatives from the industry with innovative approaches from the science field.

Top-class speakers are represented, such as:

Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Meiners, Trumpf GmbH, Expert additive manufacturing, and SLM patent holder; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Witt, University of Duisburg-Essen, holder of the Chair of Production Engineering; Andy Middleton, Stratasys, Executive Vice President, and Andreas Berkau, Oerlikon, Senior Vice President AM Strategy - additive manufacturing.

The seminar will take place in the conference rooms of the Augsburg Exhibition Centre.

Multi-material solutions for the digital transmission of tomorrow
© Fraunhofer IGCV / Bernd Müller
Multi-material solutions for the digital transmission of tomorrow: function and component integration by means of laser beam melting, composite steel hybrid shaft by braided pultrusion and blow forming, integrated cooling channels and lightweight construction by means of indirect additive manufacturing, cloud-based control and data evaluation.

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