Preliminary Agenda | SWII - Additive Manufacturing & Lightweight Technologies 2018

Venue: Empa Dübendorf, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf / Switzerland
Moderator: Mr. Ulf Borbos, Project Manager SME2GO, Swedish Incubators & Science Parks
                    Mr. Mikael Melitshenko, Project Manager, Alfred Nobel Science Park






Welcome notes

Dr. Lars Sommerhäuser, Empa (3min)

Ambassador Mauro Moruzzi, Head of International Relations Division, Swiss State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation (5min)

H.E. Magnus Hartog-Holm, Ambassador of Sweden to Switzerland & Lichtenstein (5min)


Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative (5min)
Ms. Maja Zoric, Senior Project Manager, Business Sweden


EUREKA – Doing Business by Technology (10min)
Dr. Friederike Rass, International Cooperation in Research and Innovation, Swiss State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation SERI


Introduction to collaboration opportunities with Empa (15min)
Mr. Gian-Luca Bona, CEO, Empa

Chalmers’ Centre for Additive Manufacturing – Metal (CAM2) (5min)
Professor Eduard Hryha, Director of CAM2, Chalmers University of Technology
Synopsis: Centre for Additive Manufacturing – Metal (CAM2) is coordinated by Chalmers and involves 5 research and 25 industrial partners (16 large enterprises and 9 SMEs) in Sweden. The mission of the CAM2 is to further revolutionize the metal powder-based AM technology to address key research questions and take lead in AM of high-quality components for number of end-user sectors. Sweden has a strong position in metal powder production with 20-25% of the world production, and consequently a strong knowledge and resource base to increase choice and quality of powder materials for AM. 

Lighter Sweden (5min)
Ms. Cecilia Ramberg, Manager LIGHTer, Swerea IVF
Synopsis: LIGHTer is a leading multi-sectorial lightweight arena, that effectively creates competitiveness on behalf of Swedish industry. LIGHTer leads the Swedish Strategic Innovation Programme Lightweight. We coordinate activities in research, development, technology and competence development within lightweight technology in Sweden. We provide research student training, networks, forums and meeting places. LIGHTer has a strong international strategy that includes SWII.

The Carbon Composites Schweiz Network (5min)
Mr. Stève Mérillat, Managing Director, Carbon Composites Schweiz
Synopsis: The association Carbon Composites Schweiz is the Swiss regional department of Carbon Composites e.V. focuses on the promotion of the application of high-performance fibre composite technology in Switzerland, offering various services, such as project support, working groups and public events, market access, education and training, presence at trade fairs and international trade missions to its members and other companies and research institutes.



Accelerating AM applications at Saab (15min)
Dr. Göran Backlund, Director Business Development & Strategy, Saab Dynamics AB & Responsible for AM activities within the Saab Group.
Synopsis: Saab is increasing its effort in finding AM applications in missiles, underwater systems and airframe & airborne systems. Some applications are determined for AM production. Saab is boosting the effort by being a co-owner of the national Swedish industrial initiative – AMEXCI – created to find new values in the product portfolio through AM applications. We are interested in finding Swiss collaboration partners that can add knowledge, in particular in the defence and aerospace businesses.

Industrialization of AM Technologies Empowered by Collaboration at Siemens (SIT) (15min)
Dr. Vladimir Navrotsky, CTO, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB
Synopsis: Siemens SIT is focusing on acceleration of AM technology industrialization at Energy sector and O&G Industry. Building extended and representative field experience, further commercialization of SLM and extension of other AM technologies for different applications are the cornerstones of Siemens AM Strategy. Collaboration with AM equipment suppliers, powder suppliers, end users of AM and Universities is a part of Siemens approach in AM development and industrialization.  

Introduction to collaboration opportunities with MNE 3 (15min)

Introduction to collaboration opportunities with MNE 4 (15min)





AM – From Components to Product (15min)
Mr. Franck Mouriaux, Chief Engineer Spacecraft, RUAG Space, RUAG Schweiz AG
Synopsis: AM is used in the aerospace industry but its utilization is still very much limited to small components in the frame of experimental application and research initiatives. The impact in performance and development cycle time has been demonstrated but it remains marginal at system level. To get the full benefit, AM must now be used at higher system level for major components within the primary load path but implications are significant and challenges remain.

Introduction to collaboration opportunities with ABB Group (15min)

Introduction to collaboration opportunities with DOW Chemical (15min)
Prof. Dr. Wiltrud Treffenfeldt, CTO, DOW Chemical - Europe, Middle East, Africa and India

Introduction to collaboration opportunities with OC Oerlikon (15min)
Dr. Blanka Szost, Head of Additive Manufacturing Competence Centre (EU), OC Oerlikon 




Each elevator pitch is 3 minutes long.



AM Activities at Chalmers University (10min)
Professor Lars Nyborg, Head of Powder and Surface Technology Group and co-director of CAM2, Chalmers University of Technology
Synopsis: Powder and Surface Technology Group at Chalmers University of Technology is the host for the Centre for Additive Manufacturing – Metal (CAM2) as well as ~15 national and international research projects in the area of powder based metal additive manufacturing. Chalmers is also coordinator of the MANUELA project (Additive Manufacturing Using Metal Pilot Line), initiated during previous SWII initiative. Research group combines the theoretical knowledge and research experience in powder technology and metal-based additive manufacturing together with advanced surface characterization (e.g. XPS, AES, etc.) to develop new engineering materials and manufacturing processes.)

The new 3D LSP hybrid process with 3D control of residual stresses and microstructures (10min)
Professor Roland Logé, Thermomechanical Metallurgy Lab, EPFL, PX Group Chair

Synopsis: 3D LSP is a combination of the standard Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process with Laser Shock Peening (LSP). It is shown that by applying LSP periodically during SLM building, residual stresses can be improved, leading to a significant increase of fatigue life compared to standard 2D LSP treatments. The same strategy is used for reducing SLM induced cracking, and for the 3D control of hardness and grain size.

AM Activities at Linköping University (LiU) (10min)
Professor Johan Ölvander, Machine Design, Linköping University
Synopsis: The AM activity at Linköping University spans across both the fundamental and applied research. The research activity is focused on design, structural and topology optimisation, development and characterisation of next generation multifunctional AM materials and to study the performance of AM materials used in demanding applications within, for example, gas turbine industries. The majority of our research activities are conducted in collaboration with industrial partners and encompass a broad range of sectors including aerospace, energy, design, medicine and electronics. Much of our work is conducted across multiple divisions of the University and externally, both in Sweden and internationally (e.g. EU, Clean Sky 2). LiU also provides interdisciplinary access to major research laboratory equipment and instruments covering both mechanical testing, design, simulation and characterisation. 


Each time slots is 20 Minutes, all meetings are booked online


Networking, drinks and finger food.