Module within PM Life  /  20.8.2018  -  24.8.2018

PM Life - Module Additive Manufacturing

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.

 

Academic Partner: Fraunhofer IFAM, Technische Universität Dresden

Industrial Partner: H+E Produktentwicklung GmbH, Moritzburg

 

Monday, August 20    
8:30 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  
Tuesday, August 21    
8:30 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  
Wednesday, August 22    
8:30 General Topic 1: Mechanical Testing Dipl.-Ing. Ulrike Jehring, Fraunhofer 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  
19:00 Social event in the city of Dresden  
Thursday, August 23    
8:30 Lab work: powder characterization  
10:00 Coffee break  
10:15

Industrial case studies (60 min)

Exam preparation (30 min)

Susanne Zeitler, Materialise GmbH

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  
Friday, August 24    
8:30 General Topic 2: Introduction to Life Cycle Analysis Dr.-Ing. Olaf Andersen, Fraunhofer IFAM
10:00 Coffee break  
10:15 Exam (60 min)  
11:45 Lunch break  
12:45 Certificates and farewell Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kieback, Technische Universität Dresden