Innovation Symposium: Mechanical engineering and automation

How can additive manufacturing be made cost-efficient? How does a flexible gripping system work? Can additive manufactured parts also be used at a depth of 400 m? At the the AM Expo in Lucerne you can expect exciting lectures in the field of mechanical engineering and automation technology.

In mechanical engineering, additive manufacturing processes not only enable tool-free, cost-effective and thus flexible production of individual parts and small series. They also serve the development of new function-optimized system components up to new business fields through application-specific automation solutions. At AM Expo, exhibitors present their most exciting showcases in short presentations.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

The Innovation Symposium will be opened with a keynote by Ralph Merget, Oerlikon AM GmbH, on the topic of "Vertical Lead Business Development Automotive, Industry&Tooling". Adriaan Spirings, inspire AG, will accompany you as moderator through the presentations. The exhibitors present the following showcases:

  • Philips denkt um: 3D-Druck Bestandteil der Produktion
    Sonja Rasch, Materialise

  • EU-Innovationsprojekt: Flexibles Greifsystem
    Frank Zeugin, Z.E.C. AG

  • Additive Manufacturing im Einsatz in 400m Tiefe
    Fabian Graber, BSF Bünter AG

  • STUDER WireDress® Die revolutionäre Abrichteinheit dank AM
    Michael Schneider, Irpd AG

  • Additive Serienfertigung - So wird sie kosteneffizient
    Sonja Rasch, Materialise

  • 3DPM (3D Printed Moulds) - ein selektiver Anwendungsbericht
    Joachim Prior, Prototech FL AG


Wednesday, March 13, 2019
10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

On the second day of AM Expo, the Innovation Symposium will also start with the application area "Mechanical engineering and automation technology". Andreas Kirchheim from the ZHAW will not only moderate the symposium, he will also give the keynote speech entitled «Production of mechanical engineering - conventional or additive». The exhibitors will then present the following showcases:

  • Motorkühlgehäuse für Turboradialverdichter
    Simon Castelberg, TRUMPF Schweiz AG
  • Additive Fertigung eines intelligenten Solenoid Valve (iSV)
    Julian Ferchow, inspire AG ipdz
  • 24h-Betrieb dank AM-Spannzangenreiniger
    Hans Kronlachner, PWB AG
  • Granulat statt Draht – Eine neuer Typ von Filamentdruckern
    Dirk Penner, ZHAW
  • Qualitätssicherung in der additiven Fertigung mit CT
    Steffen Hachtel, Hachtel Werkzeugbau GmbH & Co. KG
  • Lean Production – Additive Fertigung in der Robotik
    Ralf Schindel, Prodartis AG