Module within PM Life  /  26.8.2019  -  30.8.2019

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

 

Program (draft)

Monday, August 26    
8:30 Welcome and general introduction to Additive Manufacturing  Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weißgärber, Dr.-Ing. Olaf Andersen, Fraunhofer IFAM 
10:00 Coffee break  
10:15 Electron Beam Melting (EBM) Marie Jurisch, Fraunhofer IFAM 
11:45 Lunch break  
12:45 Additive Manufacturing of ceramics & lab visit Fraunhofer IKTS Dr.-Ing. Tassilo Moritz, Fraunhofer IKTS
14:15 Coffee break  
14:45 Solid state Additive Manufacturing technologies Dr.-Ing. Kay Reuter, Fraunhofer IFAM
16:15 Coffee break  
16:30 Visit of Fraunhofer IFAM labs & Get Together, end ca. 19:00  
Tuesday, August 27    
8:30 Selective Laser Melting (SLM) Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Müller, Fraunhofer IWU
10:00 Coffee break  
10:15 Metal powders for AM – Properties and characterization Dr.-Ing. Burghardt Klöden, Fraunhofer IFAM
11:45 Lunch break  
12:45 Workshops in small groups: Electron Beam Melting, SLM, FFF  
14:15 Coffee break  
14:45 Workshops in small groups: Electron Beam Melting, SLM, FFF  
16:15 Coffee break  
16:30 The SUPREME project and optimisation in AM Bruno Vicenci, EPMA
18:00 End  
Wednesday, August 28    
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, Fraunhofer IFAM
Ralf Carlström, Digital Metal AB
14:15 Coffee break  
14:45 Workshops in small groups: Electron Beam Melting, SLM, FFF  
16:15 Coffee break  
16:30 Workshops in small groups: Electron Beam Melting, SLM, FFF  
18:00 End  
19:00 Social event in the city of Dresden  
Thursday, August 29    
8:30 Lab work: powder characterization  
10:00 Coffee break  
10:15

Industrial case studies 

Exam preparation (30 min)

Michael D‘Hoore, Ingo Uckelmann, 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 30    
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 Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weißgärber, Dr.-Ing. Olaf Andersen, Fraunhofer IFAM
14:15 End