Fraunhofer-Institutszentrum Dresden  /  08/22/2017  -  08/25/2017

European Summer University Additive Manufacturing

The Chair of Powder Metallurgy and Composite Materials of the Technical University of Dresden in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials is staging the first issue of the European Summer University Additive Manufacturing. This 4-day event provides profound insights into the topic of Additive Manufacturing with a focus on metal parts. In addition to lectures given by prominent experts, it includes plant and institute visits as well as practical hands-on exercises. Upon passing a short final written exam, a certificate of successful participation will be issued to the participants.

Participation both from industry and academia is encouraged. The Summer University will be held in English and is suited for participants with no or limited knowledge of Additive Manufacturing who wish to gain quick and thorough insights into the topic. The number of participants is limited, and a few slots will be provided for outstanding bachelor or master students at no fee based on a short application. For all other participants, a fee of € 1,395,- will apply (including coffee breaks, lunches and a social evening).

We would be delighted to welcome you in Dresden for this unique event. Please register below or with the registration form included in the brochure attached. Also for student applications or further information, you are welcome to contact us under the contact details given.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kieback                    Dr.-Ing. Olaf Andersen

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

08:30    General introduction to Additive Manufacturingof metals, ceramics, and polymers
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kieback, TU Dresden / Fraunhofer IFAM
10:00    Coffee Break  
10:15    Design principles: from CAD to process
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Süß, TU Dresden
11:45   Lunch Break  
12:45   Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weißgärber, Fraunhofer IFAM
14:15   Coffee Break  
14:45   Plant / institute visit
19:00   Self-study  

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

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   Case studies for hands-on workshops
Dr. rer. nat. Burghardt Klöden, Fraunhofer IFAM
Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Riecker, Fraunhofer IFAM
14:15   Coffee Break  
14:45   Hands-on workshop Electron Beam Melting & Fused Filament Fabrication  
19:00   Social event in the city of Dresden  

Thursday, 24 August 2017

08:30    Hybrid Technologies in Additive Manufacturing
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Brückner, Fraunhofer IWS
10:00    Coffee Break  
10:15    Metal powders for AM – Properties and characterization 
Dr.-Ing. Silvia Vock, Fraunhofer IFAM
11:45   Lunch Break  
12:45   Industrial case studies
Christian Thaler, FIT AG
14:15   Coffee Break  
14:45   Lab work: powder characterization  
19:00   Self-study  

Friday, 25 August 2017

08:30    Economics, social and legal aspects of Additive Manufacturing
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, TU Dresden / Fraunhofer IFAM