Industrial 3D Printing Success Stories Across Three Continents – AMTC 2022 Presents an International Overview of Additive Manufacturing Development

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Industrial 3D Printing Success Stories Across Three Continents – AMTC 2022 Presents an International Overview of Additive Manufacturing Development
06.10.2022 / 08:00 CET/CEST

Munich, Germany and Pfäffikon, Switzerland – October 6, 2022 – The fifth annual Advanced Manufacturing Technology Conference (AMTC), which will be held on the campus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) on October 11 and 12, will send a signal for international cooperation. More than 60 speakers from Asia, Europe and the United States will share stories about the successful integration of additive manufacturing (AM) into industrial processes, as well as other news related to the development of AM. At the AMTC, policy makers and representatives from industry and research will sign a memorandum of understanding to establish a “Bavarian AM Cluster”.

As a key technology in the era of sustainability, additive manufacturing offers ways to transform industry production and products to conserve resources and protect the climate. In the context of the current global crises, AMTC 2022, one of the most important global conferences on additive manufacturing, is focused on international cooperation. Senior industry executives, decision makers from regulatory bodies, and experts from the fields of science, research, and standards will discuss trends in AM as this technology becomes mainstream in industry. The most important question is: what can the three major economic regions of America, Europe and Asia learn from each other?

“The global upheaval we are currently experiencing in political systems and markets is also impacting international supply chains,” says Professor Michael Süss, Executive Chairman of Oerlikon and founder of the AMTC. “In addition to the focus on sustainability, this is one of the main reasons why the demand for additive manufacturing is growing. There are more and more uses for this technology, and printing technology and treatment of AM is already quite advanced. The remaining technical and regulatory hurdles can best be overcome through cooperation. The international AM community plays a key role here.

The AMTC kicks off on October 11 with representatives from the 3D startup scene. In their keynote speeches, Arno Held from AM Ventures and Helmut Schönenberger from UnternehmerTUM will report on current trends among international 3D startups. During a panel discussion, representatives from Kinexon, Seurat and Kumovis will discuss how startups can become more resilient in the face of difficult times. At the end of the day, six startups will make short presentations of innovative ideas, including solutions for AM powders made from recycled materials, next-generation wire alloys for large-scale metal 3D printing and a new printing method that uses microwaves as energy. source, making it possible to print much faster and more cost-effectively than with traditional laser fusion processes. One of the short presentations will present a data-driven quality assurance software platform based on the principle of digital twinning to help avoid tedious component measurement.

The second day of the conference, October 12, will begin with a panel discussion and a welcome message from Ilse Aigner, President of the Bavarian Land Parliament. This will be followed by a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between Siemens, Audi, MTU, EOS, Linde, GE Additive and Oerlikon, as well as the TUM. The signing of this document marks the last step towards the creation of a “Bavarian AM Cluster”. The association operating under this name seeks to overcome technical and economic challenges along the AM value chain through interdisciplinary cooperation between private companies and the scientific world. After this signal of readiness for cooperation in the AM community, the conference discussions will begin with something new: a glimpse of the markets of the future. With a trend study to be released alongside the conference, futurist Kai Gondlach will provide insight into the direction in which AM-relevant markets are heading and global trends that may create new demand for additive manufacturing. in the future.

Opportunities for cross-border cooperation: During a panel discussion, participants such as Francisco Betti from the World Economic Forum, Lionel Lim from the Economic Development Council of Singapore, Nicholas Deliyanakis from the European Commission and Kimberly Gibson from America Makes will talk about trends in relevant international markets for additive manufacturing and explore issues of cross-border cooperation in the further development of industrial 3D printing.

The conference will be capped off with an in-depth look at real-world uses of additive manufacturing: ten “test cases” demonstrating successful industrial use of additive manufacturing across three continents. Examples include Singapore’s SembCorb Marine, which uses metal 3D printing in ship maintenance, taking advantage of the speed of rapidly printable spare parts, and ST Engineering, which uses additive manufacturing to manufacture special structural components for aircraft. . Deep Blue Space, which prints components for rocket propulsion, will describe a case from China. European examples include a Fraunhofer Institute IGCV project with Siemens Healthineers and other partners that reimagined the printing of a complex copper heat sink along the production line using a green laser for the first time. Oerlikon and Airbus will demonstrate the successful printing and use of ultra-light satellite antennas. Audi will present a practical example of automotive engineering and Siemens will show how to successfully guide an AM project through internal processes. The American companies Eaton, Collins Aerospace and Boeing will present three additional cases.

In addition to practical applications, research news will also be shared with AMTC participants. Representatives from universities and research institutes will report on ongoing projects, including two major international EU projects that address technical issues that will allow 3D printing to make significant progress in the years to come. The first project aims to make additive manufacturing faster and more efficient through innovative laser beam shapes and expanding the range of materials that can be processed. The second EU project aims to combine various additive manufacturing processes and materials to adapt the material properties of a component to local needs so that the new slogan “Form and properties follow function” will apply in the future 3D printing.

AMTC 2022 speakers include:

  • Ilse Aigner, President of the Bavarian Land Parliament

  • Oliver Hoffmann, Board Member for Technical Development, Audi AG

  • Peter Koerte, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, Siemens AG

  • Thomas Hofmann, President of TUM

  • Francisco Betti, Head of Advanced Manufacturing/Executive Committee Member, World Economic Forum

  • Lionel Lim, Vice President and Head of Hardware and Technology Equipment, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

  • Nicholas Deliyanakis, Policy Officer, Industrial Transformation, European Commission

  • Kimberly Gibson, Ecosystem Director, America Makes

  • Dr. Melissa Orme, Vice President, Additive Manufacturing, Boeing

For a complete list of over 60 speakers and panelists, visit the AMTC website at: AMTC | AM Technology Conference

Some 500 guests will attend the conference in person and another 3,000 will participate virtually.

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About AMTC
The Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Conference (AMTC) will take place at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) on October 11-12, 2022. The event is an annual gathering of industry experts and thought leaders , academia, government and the scientific community where the challenges and opportunities associated with the industrialization of advanced manufacturing are discussed. The conference is the fifth in a series that began as the Munich Technology Conference (MTC) in 2017. It was founded by the Swiss-based international technology group Oerlikon and is organized jointly with TUM and the Bavarian Ministry of Business economic. Siemens and Audi are the “Gold Partners” of the conference this year. The conference will be held in English. For more information and to register for the conference, please visit:
AMTC | AM Technology Conference

About Oerlikon
Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing. The Group’s comprehensive solutions and services, along with its advanced materials, enhance and maximize the performance, function, design and durability of its customers’ products and manufacturing processes in key industries. A technology pioneer for decades, everything Oerlikon invents and does is driven by its passion to support its customers’ goals and foster a sustainable world. Based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, the group operates through two divisions – Surface Solutions and Polymer Processing Solutions. It has a global footprint of over 12,000 employees at 202 locations in 37 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.65 billion in 2021.

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