Additive Alliance® Event October 18/19, 2023

We are committed to bring together what belongs together: users and suppliers, researchers and developers, visionaries and realists. In doing so, we think and work across industries in order to unite the knowledge and experience from the individual branches. It is important for us to meet the challenges of 3D printing together with you in order to jointly create the future of additive manufacturing (AM).

At the upcoming Alliance Event, attendees from different industries will provide insights in their activities in the AM fields on two days of presentations. We are looking forward to exciting presentations from various branches.

On the first day of the event, we will have a networking dinner together in the beautiful Tim's Restaurant, a wonderful opportunity for fruitful discussions. The three Deep Dive topics selected at the last event and worked on by Fraunhofer IAPT researchers will present their results.

Registration will be open until 13th October.

For the registration code and costs of the guest participation please contact:


Status October 11, 2023 - Subject to change


We have 4 topical sessions:

1) Sustainability
2) Automation
3) Virtualization KI
4) AM 360 Degree

Presentation Deep Dives

Results of the three winning Deep Dive topics / studies from spring event (by Fraunhofer IAPT)

* the exact timing of these sessions is still being planned and will be updated here


Wednesday 18th October 2023

Location: GINN Hotel Hamburg, entrance „Elb Events“, Große Elbstraße 27 (Deck 8), 22767 Hamburg

08:30  Pick up of name badges at the registration desk & welcome coffee

09:30  Start Alliance Event Day 1

09:45  Welcome words and news from Fraunhofer IAPT by Prof. Kelbassa

10:15  Session 1 Sustainability

Anja Dobat (MAN Energy Solutions SE): How AM supports the decarbonization of hard to abate sectors

10:35  Short break (25 min)

Dr. Maximilian Munsch (AMPOWER GmbH & Co. KG): Method for sustainability calculation of polymer AM – Overview, status quo and challenges

Dr. Aenne Köster (Lufthansa Technik AG) : Sustainable Maintenance Repair and Overhaul using Additive Manufacturing

11:45  Lunch break with buffet (90 min)

13:15 Session 2 Automation

Oliver Elbert (Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH): Automation as a success factor for more productivity and safety in powder bed based additive manufacturing

Christoph Machowetz (toolcraft AG) LMD and VR: Sustainable manufacturing and training in additive manufacturing

Maximilian Binder (BMW Group): Industrialization of additive manufacturing at the BMW Group - status quo, future potential and challenges

Stefan Rink (AM Flow): Smart AM Factories

14:45 Networking break with coffee and snack buffet (45 min)

15:30 Session Deep Dive Results

Dr. Lennart Waalkes (Fraunhofer IAPT): Metal SLS – a new alternative for L-PBF?

Robert Lau (Fraunhofer IAPT): Sustainability in AM – Data generation and evaluation using standardized methods

Maximilian Vogt (Fraunhofer IAPT): Artificial Intelligence in Additive Production: Applications and Opportunities

17:00  End of Day 1

Location: Tim's Restaurant, Große Elbstraße 27, 22767 Hamburg

18:00  Reception with drinks

19:00  Networking Dinner

Dr. Jill A. Küberling-Jost (Antheas): Keynote: From Intent to Impact: The power of Sustainable Strategies.

Thursday 19th October 2023

Location: GINN Hotel Hamburg, entrance „Elb Events“, Große Elbstraße 27 (Deck 8), 22767 Hamburg

09:00  Pick up of name badges at the registration desk & warm-up coffee

09:25  Start Alliance Event Day 2

09:25  Welcome back by Fraunhofer IAPT

09:30  Session 3 Virtualization - AI

Dr. Johannes Wagner (Eraneos Analytics Germany GmbH): AI driven electricity price forecasting  

Jochen Loock (DB Schenker): Spare parts and digital warehousing – A different perspective on AM

Sebastian Hartmann (Siemens AG): BigDataLMD: Edge-based holistic quality platform for Laser Metal Deposition

10:30 Short break (30 min)

Dr. Omar Fergani (1000 Kelvin): The future of AM: AI or Die (casting)

Christian Kober (Oqton, Inc): Useable Process Preparation Automation Empowered by Simulation

11:45  Lunch break with buffet (75 min)

13:00  Session 4 AM 360 Degree

Dr. Mandaná Moshiri (the LEGO Group): Additive manufacturing of metal at the LEGO Group

Dr. Burghardt Klöden (m4p material solutions GmbH): Pushing the boundaries in Additive Manufacturing of aluminium alloys: material candidates for high-performance applications

Christian Robert (Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & KG): Challenges in the Hybrid Manufacturing of Real 3-Dimensional Electronics

14:00 Concluding words by Fraunhofer IAPT

14:05 Networking with coffee and snack buffet

16:00  End of Alliance Event