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, Head of Advanced Manufacturing, Empa (3min)

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

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


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


EUREKA-Eurostars: Boost innovation across borders
Ms. Colette John-Grant, National Project Coordinator, Swiss State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation SERI (10min)


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 Sandvik Group (15min)

Development and customization of metal powder for Additive Manufacturing with Höganäs AB (15min)
Mr. Sigurd Berg, Manager Additive Manufacturing R&D, Höganäs AB
Synopsis: Höganäs AB as a global leader in the manufacture of metal powder is ex-panding its portfolio to meet the growing demands of Additive Manufacturing technolo-gies. In doing so, the need to improve understanding of complex additive manufacturing processes and components is a necessity in combination with a thorough understanding of metals processing existing from over 200 years of Höganäs history. Through collabo-rations with entities from all parts of the value chain from Universities and Institutes to component manufacturers, Höganäs aims to further drive the AM technologies towards standardization and commercialization.

Introduction to collaboration opportunities with MNE 5 (15min)

Uddeholm Strategy: Right Alloy for the Right Application (15min)
Mr. Kenneth Åsvik, Business Developer AM, Uddeholm AB
Synopsis: As the AM technology is maturing it is time to start using material grades that is suitable for the application, not just processable with the technology, which has been the case so far. Uddeholm’s business strategy is to deliver the best tool and die solution for the specific application and that is also valid for its AM products, where Uddeholm wants to bring value by offering the best material solution for each application. So with focus on material properties and post processing and from the basis of tool steel, Ud-deholm is looking for partners to develop AM solutions, preferable on the higher TRL-level so that they are close to implementation.





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.

Additive Manufacturing Activities in ABB (15min) 
Mr. Jacim Jacimovic, Senior Scientist, ABB Group
Synopsis: Additive manufacturing in ABB is used as a tool to produce products that will better respond to customer needs. In this presentation, ABB will show, how the additive manufacturing work is structured and give three examples on ongoing projects: 1. for spare parts, 2. functional products, and 3. new technology development.

Mass Reduction for Mass Production – High Performance Composites for the Automotive Industry (15min)
Dr. Rainer Koeniger, Senior R&D Manager, Industrial Composites R&D, Dow Europe GmbH
Synopsis: The use of fiber reinforced composites in the industrial market spans a wide range of applications and processes, for which Dow provides a variety of tailored matrix resin systems. As an example, this presentation will highlight the recent advances in compo-sites for the automotive industry and illustrate how resin processing and physical proper-ties have contributed to high-volume and robust manufacturing of structural composite components. Apart from composite manufacturers, Dow is interested in finding new collaboration partners such as equipment-, service-, and raw material suppliers that can further enable the use of high-volume, high-performance composites.

Additive Manufacturing Process Chain by Oerlikon AM – From Powder to Functional Part (15min)
Dr. Blanka Szost, Head of R&D Centre of Competence Additive Manufacturing, Oerlikon AM
Synopsis: Additive Manufacturing (AM) has many dirty secrets, which are often kept in the box. Oerlikon looks at the entire process chain and deconstruct its variables. It takes the AM process limitations out of the box and solve them gradually along the AM process chain. Starting from powder design, through process and post process tune to meet the functional part requirements.
One of Oerlikon's key interests is AM dedicated powder and component production for lighter, stiffer and better performing components.

Turning Mass Manufacturing of Metal Applications with Selective Laser Melting Into a Reality (15min)
Mr. Hannes Gostner, Director Research & Development, EOS & Mr. Håkan Pfeiffer, Executive VP Manufacturing, AM Ventures.
Synopsis: Many large-scale metal applications could clearly benefit from the Selective Laser Melting technology. Still, to make this a reality, each step in the value chain needs to be efficient. EOS and AM Ventures have engaged along that path, collabo-rating with end users, technology suppliers and research institutes to make it happen. Despite evident progresses, some gaps still remain to be filled.




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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, Head of Thermomechanical Metallurgy Lab, PX Group Chair, EPFL

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. 

Introduction to collaboration opportunities with the ETH Domain (10min)
Dr. Lars Sommerhäuser, Head of Advanced Manufacturing, Empa
Synopsis: The ETH Domain has defined advanced manufacturing as one of its three strategic focus areas (SFA) and launched the SFA Advanced Manufacturing to fund research projects and capacity build-up in this field. In addition, the ETH Domain promotes an initiative to establish a network of technology transfer centers in Switzerland. The mission is to close the gap between the research on a lab scale and the production in an industrial scale. In the presentation, you will learn how science and industry can collaborate in these programs and initiatives.

Additive Manufacturing on Different Length Scales and High-Performance Compo-site Engineering (10min)
Professor Per Magnus Kristiansen, Head of the Institute of Polymer Nanotechnology (INKA), FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, School of Engineering Windisch (CH)
Synopsis: FHNW conducts applied R&D together with industry partners in the fields of additive manufacturing and high-performance composites. Target applications cover a wide range of industries from civil and aerospace engineering, automotive, medical and pharma, consumer goods and micro-optics, thus covering vastly different length scales and a variety of materials. Development of materials, processes and equipment are likewise in focus as AM-suited part design and post-processing of AM parts. FHNW is interested in finding collaboration partners who are willing to jointly expand the knowledge in these fields and develop new exciting applications in the field of AM and lightweight.

IWK Institute for Materials Technology and Plastics Processing Is Looking for Industry and Academic Partners for Joint Applied Research Projects (10min)
Prof. Dr. Gion A. Barandun, Composite group lead, IWK/HSR
Synopsis: IWK is an institute of the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR), and looking for applied research projects together with industry and academia. Current topics and ideas include novel fiber reinforced composites, e.g. based on renewable materials or thermoplastic matrices, material and process development/optimization for additive manufacturing based on plastics, including compounding and extrusion of bio-plastics. For all research areas, IWK is looking for cooperation partners for potential applications, material suppliers and partners for commercialisation.


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


Networking, drinks and finger food.