Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace

Focus 2018: Challenge of AM serial production

Conference & Exhibition
19th-20th September 2018
Bremen, Germany

Conference Info


Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace (AMA) 2018 is a cutting-edge forum representing the newest developments if the field of additive manufacturing. Focusing on the aircraft industry the symposium is also intended to promote the exchange of experience between different industries (automotive, power, etc.) and practically oriented research institutes.


Special focus 2018 will be on challenges in serial production of metallic AM parts. The presentations will address the well-established manufacturing methods like powder-bed ones and emerging methods like direct metal deposition.


  • Modern Technological Trends and Challenges
  • Efficient Process Chain
  • Process-Post-Process-Interactions of All Process and Post-Process Steps
  • Part and Process Quality Assurance
  • Full Life Cycle Assessment of AM Parts and Components
  • AM Data Handling


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08:00 - 09:00Registration (Bremen Airport, Bremenhalle, 2nd Floor)
WednesdayIntroduction and Keynotes
Sept. 19thChairman: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vasily Ploshikhin, Airbus endowed chair ISEMP / University of Bremen, Germany
09:00 - 09:15Opening
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vasily Ploshikhin, ISEMP / University of Bremen, Germany
09:15 - 09:30Welcome address
Senator Martin Günthner, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports, Bremen, Germany
09:30 - 10:00Keynote: Additive manufacturing for metallic structural components - approval and serial application
Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Premium Aerotec, Germany
10:00 - 10:30Keynote: Additive manufacturing process for rocket engines
Raphael Salapete, Ariane Group, France
10:30 - 10:50Networking and Exhibition Break
Session 1Process Chain for AM Serial Production
Chairman: Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Premium Aerotec, Germany
10:50 - 11:20Keynote: To be an AM service provider: challenges and chances
Christoph Hauck, CEO, Toolcraft, Germany
11:20 - 11:40Qualification of electron beam melting additive manufacturing for an aileron hinge bracket
Emmanuel Muzangaza, The Manufacturing Technology Center, United Kingdom
11:40 - 12:00Implementation of a new additive manufactured material in aerospace industry
Philipp Bruckbauer, Airbus DS, Germany
12:00 - 13:00Lunch and Exhibition
Session 2AM Related Light-weight Design
Chairman: Volker Thum, BDLI, Germany
13:00 - 13:30Keynote: AM – Additive Manufacturing at Airbus
Dr. Jens Telgkamp, Head of Additive Manufacturing Research & Technology, Airbus Operations GmbH, Germany
13:30 - 13:50Impact of optimization target definition for maximizing weight reduction to enhance the FCRC bracket
Michael Süß, TU Dresden, Germany
13:50 - 14:10Generative Engineering - How technical DNA is able to develop part designs like nature
Dr. Moritz Maier, ELISE GmbH, Germany
14:10 - 14:30An additive design approach for enhanced robustness and damage tolerance of lightweight structures with additive manufacturing
Klaus Hoschke, Fraunhofer EMI, Germany
14:30 - 15:00Networking and Exhibition Break
Session 3Part Testing and Quality Assurance
Chairman: Dr. Remedios Carmona, Airbus DS, Germany
15:00 - 15:20Quality challenges for aerospace components manufactured by additive manufacturing
Evangelos Chatzivagiannis, The Manufacturing Technology Centre, United Kingdom
15:20 - 15:40Development and test of a two-mirror telescope using metal 3D printing
Tim Domagala, Materialise, Germany
15:40 - 16:00Fatigue testing aimed at the qualification of metal parts produced by selective laser melting
Gianni Nicoletto, University of Parma, Italy
16:00 - 16:30Networking and Exhibition Break
16:30 - 16:50Geometrical applicability of Plasma electrolytic polishing on complex Ti6Al4V parts additively manufactured using selective laser melting
Maximilian Raab, APWORKS GmbH, Germany
16:50 - 17:10Six Sigma Methodology for Increased Process Stability in AM
Tim Wischeropp, Fraunhofer IAPT, Germany
PanelChallenges of AM Serial Production
DiscussionModeration: Dr. Jens Telgkamp, Airbus, Jörg Sander, Hensoldt Sensors GmbH
17:10 - 17:55Dr. R. Carmona (Airbus)
Dr. G. Larnac (Ariane Group)
Prof. C. Leyens (Fraunhofer IWS)
Prof. V. Ploshikhin (ISEMP, Uni Bremen)
Dr. R. Salapete (Ariane Group)
Dr. J. Schmidt (Premium Aerotec)
V. Thum (BDLI)
G. Weber (Premium Aerotec)
Dr. J. Zettler (APWorks)
19:00 - 22:00Get-together / Dinner (Atlantic Hotel Bremen Airport)
ThursdaySecond Day Keynotes
Sept. 20thChairman: Dr. Raphael Salapete, Ariane Group, Germany
09:00 - 09:30Keynote: Innovative Aerospace and Space Structures made by Additive Manufacturing
Prof. Dr. Christoph Leyens, TU Dresden & Fraunhofer IWS, Germany
09:30 - 10:00Keynote: Additive Manufacturing – Challenges of serial production from an OEM perspective
Dr. Claudio Dalle Donne, Head of Materials, Process and Testing, Airbus, Germany
10:00 - 10:30Keynote: Wire Arc-based additive manufacturing in aviation - opportunities and challenges
Georg Fischer, CEO, Gefertec, Germany
10:30 - 11:00Networking and Exhibition Break
Session 4High Production Rate AM Technologies
Chairman: Dr. Guy Larnac, Ariane Group
11:00 - 11:20Spatially Tailored Mechanical Properties in Ti−6Al−4V Wire + Arc Additively Manufactured Components plus Process Integration
Jan Roman Hönnige, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
11:20 - 11:40Fast prediction of large component distortion in Direct Energy Deposition Processes
Dr. Fabien Poulhaon, ESTIA, France
11:40 - 12:00DED processing maps generation and influence of key process parameters
Dr. Thomas Gilles, IRT Saint Exupéry, France
12:00 - 13:00Lunch and Exhibition
Session 5Oral Poster Presentations
Charimen: Dr. Jens Telgkamp, Airbus Bremen, Germany
Dr. Jörg Sander, Hensoldt Sensors GmbH, Germany
13:00 - 13:05Additive manufacturing of large scale titanium parts with increased productivity
Mauritz Möller, Fraunhofer IAPT, Germany
13:05 - 13:10Process monitoring system for wire + arc additive manufacture process
Chenglei Diao, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
13:10 - 13:15Thermographic inline process monitoring for wire and arc additive manufacturing in aviation
Daniel Baier, Technical University of Munich, Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management, Germany
13:15 - 13:20Design of new high-manganese steels for additive manufacturing applications with energy-absorption functionality
Patrick Köhnen, Steel Institute IEHK, Germany
13:20 - 13:25Construction and integration of a PCM bread board model by additve manufacturing
H. Brandt, FH Aachen, Germany
13:25 - 13:30Influence of beam current and speed function on defect structure of electron beam melted titanium Ti-6Al-4V alloy
R. S. Laptev, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
13:30 - 13:35Additively manufactured connectors for lightweight frames
Sebastian Fritzsche, BTU Cottbus, Germany
13:35 - 13:40Electronic identification feature in a 3D-printed aircraft part for establishing a chain of trust
Jan Philip Speichert, Institute for Aircraft Cabin Systems, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
13:40 - 13:45Additive manufacturing of endless carbon fiber reinforced composites
Mathias Czasny, TU Berlin, Germany
13:45 - 13:50Development of smart LMD system equipment to increase the process reliability through monitoring of parameters and state variables
Robin Willner, Fraunhofer IWS & TU Dresden, Germany
13:50 - 13:55
13:55 - 14:00Design for additive manufacturing
Yuvaraj Patil, ISEMP / University of Bremen, Germany
14:00 - 15:00 Poster Break and Photo-Session
Session 6Data Handling and Simulation-Driven Solutions
Chairman: Dr. Jens Telgkamp, Airbus, Germany
15:00 - 15:20Cyber security in aerospace additive manufacturing
Scott Zimmerman & Lucas Truax, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, United States of America
15:20 - 15:40Data framework for additive manufacturing
Alexander Morrison, The Manufacturing Technology Centre, United Kingdom
15:40 - 16:00Temperature, stress, and distortion simulation for large AM parts
Erik Denlinger, Autodesk, United Stated of America
16:00 - 16:20Manufacturing simulation and validation of aerospace and related parts
Dr. Patrick Mehmert, simufact engineering GmbH, Germany
16:20 - 16:40Leveraging ANSYS thermal simulations for metal additive manufacturing part design & qualification
Dr. Enrique Escobar di Obaldia, ANSYS Germany GmbH, Germany
16:40 - 17:00Closing remarks
Dr. Claudio Dalle Donne, Airbus, Germany & Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vasily Ploshikhin, ISEMP / University of Bremen, Germany


The AMA 2018 is organized by the Airbus endowed chair for Integrative Simulation and
Engineering of Materials and Processes (ISEMP) of the University of Bremen

Conference Chairmen

Dr. Claudio Dalle Donne
Head of Materials, Process and Testing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vasily Ploshikhin
Airbus Endowed Chair for Integrative Simulation and Engineering of Materials and Processes (ISEMP / University of Bremen)

Dr. Jens Telgkamp
Head of Additive Manufacturing Research & Technology
AIRBUS Operations GmbH

Volker Thum
Chief Executive

Gerd Weber
Site Manager Premium Aerotec Varel / Bremen
Premium Aerotec GmbH

Program Committee

Dr. Remedios Carmona
Additive Manufacturing Development and Implementation Leader
AIRBUS Defence and Space (GmbH).

Christian Kober
Team leader - Mechanics and Processing

Dr. Guy Larnac
Materials, Structures and Industrialization Technical Coordinator
Ariane Group

Dr. Raphael Salapete
ALM R&T Project Leader at Ariane Group

Jörg Sander
Expert on ALM for Electronic Equipment Design Airborne Equipment (Mechanical Design) HOHMA
Hensoldt Sensors GmbH

Dr. Joachim Schmidt
Head of Parts Production
Premium AEROTEC GmbH, Varel

Axel F. Zwiener
Manager AirTransport, Equipment and Materials

Joachim Zettler
CEO - APWorks

Contact for registration

Christian Kober
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-62327
Email: registration[at]isemp[dot]de


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Detailed exhibitor and sponsorship information can be downloaded here


The AMA Conference 2018 takes place in the Bremenhalle

Bremen Airport, Bremenhalle
Flughafenallee, Terminal 3
28199 Bremen, Germany

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