Programme released for Fraunhofer’s Virtual DDMC 2020

June 19, 2020

The Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance, Dresden, Germany, has released the programme for its Virtual Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference (DDMC 2020), which will take place on June 23.

Originally scheduled to take place in Berlin, Germany from March 18–19, 2020, but postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the now-virtual event will include live presentations of the keynotes and award recipients, as well as short pitches for the highest-ranked papers, live debates and award decoration ceremonies for best paper, best poster and best presentation.

Programme of virtual sessions

09:00 – Welcome to the Virtual Fraunhofer DDMC2020
Bernhard Müller, Fraunhofer DDMC2020 Conference Chair

09:101st Keynote session and discussion
Hans Langer, EOS, Germany – ‘The Digital Nature of Additive Manufacturing’
Janne Kyttanen, What The Future Venture Capital, USA, – ‘The biggest bottleneck for growth in the 3D printing industry is creativity’

10:35 – 10:50 – Coffee break

10:50 – PIAM-Session: New Materials for Powder Bed Fusion – Short pitches for the highest-ranked papers in the conference
Session chair: Sebastian Bremen, Fraunhofer ILT, Germany
Tobias Gustmann, Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung e.V., Germany, ‘Properties of a Laser Beam Melted Superelastic NiTi Shape-memory Alloy Using Adaptive Scanning Strategies’
Marie Jurisch, Fraunhofer IFAM, Germany, ‘SEBM Processing of 42CrMo4’ 
Florian Bittner, Fraunhofer IWU, Germany, ‘Laser-beam Melting of NdFeB Permanent Magnets’
Panel discussion

11:55 – Presentation of the Big Five Award to Frank Palm of Airbus
Presentation of the Big Five Award to Frank Palm by Prof Andreas Gebhardt, DDMC2020 Scientific Committee
Frank Palm, Scalmalloy® – From Waste to High Performance in Additive Manufacturing   

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch break

13:30 – PIAM-Session: ‘Additive Manufacturing Process Chains’
Session chair: Burghardt Kloeden, Fraunhofer IFAM, Germany
Livia Zumofen, Zurich University of Applied Sciences – ZHAW, Switzerland, ‘Laser Powder Bed Fusion of 30CrNiMo8 Steel for Quenching and Tempering – Examination of the Processability and Mechanical Properties’
Niklas Kretzschmar, Aalto University, Finland, ‘Design-dependent Shrinkage Compensation Modeling and Mechanical Property Targeting of Metal FFF’
Daniel Omidvarkarjan, Inspire AG, Switzerland, ‘Implementation of a Design Support Tool for Additive Manufacturing Using a Feature Database: An Industrial Case Study’
Panel discussion

14:30 – PIAM-Session: ‘Process Innovations’
Session chair: Christian Seidel, Fraunhofer IGCV, Germany
Lars Meyer, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany, ‘Investigation of the Track Width-dependent Melt Pool Characteristics During Laser-sintering of Polyamide 12 in Correlation to Various Focus Diameter’
Carmita Camposeco-Negrete, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, ‘Optimization of FDM Parameters for Improving Part Quality, Productivity and Sustainability of the Process Using Taguchi Methodology and Desirability Approach’ 
Xianglong Wang, McGill University, Canada, ‘Single-crystalline-like Stainless Steel 316L with Different Geometries Fabricated by Laser Powder Bed Fusion”’
Panel discussion

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee break

15:50 – Best Paper Award

16:00 – 2nd Keynote session and discussion
Tim Weber, HP, USA, ‘Changing the Way the World Designs and Manufactures’
Greg Fallon, Autodesk, USA, ‘Empowering Innovation & Creativity with Hybrid Manufacturing’
Discussion: Leanne Gluck, Autodesk, USA,

17:40 – Fraunhofer DDMC 2020 Best Poster and Best Presentation Awards
Bernhard Müller, Fraunhofer DDMC2020 Conference Chair

18:00 – End of event

Further information is available via the event website.

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