The conference will be held in German and English. Simultaneous English translation will be provided for all keynotes, presentations and discussions in the main auditorium (slides and proceedings will be available in the respective language of the presentation).

Registration & Check-In

Estrel Congress & Messe Center, Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin

08.00 - 08.45

09.00 - 09.15

Opening Address

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Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institute for Production Management

09.15 - 09.35

Additive Manufacturing – Quo Vadis? (🇩🇪)

Estrel AB

Outlook Keynote

Stefanie Brickwede, Head of Additive Manufacturing, Deutsche Bahn AG / Managing Director, Mobility goes Additive e.V.

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09.35 - 09.55

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USE CASE: AUtomotive (🇩🇪)


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Maximilian Hauk, VP Pilot Plant and Additive Manufacturing Campus, BMW Group

09.55 - 10.15

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USE CASE: mechanical engineering (🇩🇪)

Additive manufacturing - a plus for traditional production processes

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Dr. Horst Arnet, SVP Corporate Tool Management and Prototyping, Schaeffler AG
Carsten Merklein, Senior Director Additive Manufacturing, Schaeffler AG


Coffee Break & Networking in the Exhibition

10.15 - 11.00

11.00 - 12.00

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Panel Discussion: Railway (🇩🇪)

3D Printing in the european RailwaY Industry

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Moderator: Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal, HWR Berlin

Uwe Fresenborg, Chairman of the Executive Board, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung
Ralf Frohwerk, Global Head of Business Development, SLM Solutions AG
Dr. Ralph Fuerderer, CTO, Wabtec Corporation
Andreas Zwerger, Managing Director, ÖBB Technische Services GmbH

12.00 - 13.30

Lunch Break & networking in the exhibition

13.30 - 16.45

13.30 - 15.00


13.30  - 16.45


Workshop Sessions & DiscussionS Incl. Coffee Break

Panel Discussion - Production Processes: (🇩🇪/🇬🇧)
Metal printing -  from component identification to the selection of the appropriate technology

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Moderator: Matthias Schmidt-Lehr, Managing Partner, Ampower GmbH & Co. KG

Dr. Jens Telgkamp, Head of Additive Manufacturing Research and Technology, Airbus Operations GmbH
Stefan Beetz, Director Additive Technology, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co.KG
Andreas Berkau, CEO, Oerlikon AM Europe GmbH
Dr. Horst Hill, Head of Special Materials, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Specialty Steel GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Matthias Katschnig,
Head of Material, Process and Application Development, HAGE3D


Workshop 1: (🇩🇪)
About mutants, clones & aliens: How do I get into 3D printing?


Moderator: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölze, Universität St. Gallen

Claus Aumund-Kopp, Gruppenleiter Additive Fertigung, Fraunhofer IFAM
Christian Bay, Project Manager Additive Manufacturing, Universität Bayreuth
Manuel Laux, Business Development Manager, Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH
Kai-Uwe Mietzner, Head of Business Support Spare Part Services, Mobility, Siemens AG
Gregor Reischle, Head of AM, TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH

Workshop 2: (🇬🇧)
How to identify additive manufacturing opportunities in your production facilities?


Moderator: Prof. Dr. Elmar Bräkling, Hochschule Koblenz

Thorsten Stroh, European Sales Manager, SPEE3D
Bastian Leutenecker-Twelsiek, Consulting Additive Manufacturing, Trumpf
Alexander Taube, Innovation Manager, voestalpine Edelstahl Deutschland GmbH
Harry Dirrigl, Director Business Development DACH, Additive Industries b.v.
Torsten Kerber, Application Engineer, Granta Design Limited

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Workshop 3: (🇩🇪)
How does AM simplify my tooling and how do I integrate my employees?

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Moderator: Prof. Dr. Michael Eßig, Bundeswehr Universität München

Dr. Ole Bröker, Head of Business Development & Consulting, trinckle 3D GmbH
Frank Cremer, Direct Sales Manager, 3D Systems Corporation
Dr. Maike Grund, Member of the Board, Bionic Production AG
Dr. Patrick Mehmert, Product Manager, simufact engineering gmbh


Workshop 4: (🇩🇪)
Contract manufacturer or own 3D printing facilities? What is the way for my company?

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Moderator: Prof. Gerd Witt, VDI Fachausschuss Additive Manufacturing / Universität Duisburg-Essen

Arvid Eirich, Technical Director, Deutsche Bahn AG, Mobility goes Additive e.V.
André Kaufung, Managing Partner, innos - Sperlich GmbH
Matthias Steinbusch, Manager Sales EMEA, voxeljet AG
Dr. Georg Schlick, Head of Department Components & Processes, Fraunhofer IGCV

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