Review Conference 2017

Conference Day 1, February 15, 2017

Session 1 – Introduction

09:00 Introduction
Prof. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum
Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Aachen (D)
09:20 MTU’s Production in a Digital World
Dr. Rainer Martens, MTU Aero Engines AG, München (D)
10:00 Innovation in Times of Disruptive Technologies: Are TRLs & Gate Processes Getting Obsolete?
Prof. Ingomar Kelbassa, Siemens AG, Berlin (D)
10:30 Coffee Break – Visit of the Industrial Exhibition

Session 2 – Industrie 4.0

11:00 Big Data Analytics in Turbomachine Manufacturing
Dr. Volker Kreidler, SAP SE, Walldorf (D)
11:30 GE Additive – Where Digital Meets Physical
Dr. Sanjay M. Correa, GE Aviation, Cincinnati (US)
12:00 Advanced Manufacturing Systems for the Smart Generation
Marcus Burton, Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd. (GB)
12:30 Physical Based Life Prediction for Turbomachinery Materials – Integrated Modelling for Industrie 4.0
Prof. Lorenz Singheiser, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (D)
Lunch Break – Visit of the Industrial Exhibition

Session 3 – Manufacturing

14:30 Innovations in Turbomachinery Manufacturing – Cost Reduction through Modern Machining Methods
Dr. Sören Wiener, Honeywell Aerospace, Phoenix, (US)
15:00 Data based Manufacturing – Evolution or Restart
Dr. Gregor Kappmeyer, Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Oberursel (D)
15:30 Guided Tour – Background
Dr. Johannes Witzel, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)
Daniel Schraknepper, Fraunhofer IPT, Aachen (D)
16:00 Transfer to Fraunhofer Facilities by Shuttle Bus

Session 4 – Live Presentations

16:30 Guided Tour at the Fraunhofer Facilities
Live Presentations at the Fraunhofer Institutes
18:00 End of Guided Tour
Transfer back to Eurogress Conference Center

Evening Event

20:00 Networking Event
"Coronation Hall", doors open at 19:30 h
23:30 End of Evening Event
  Program subject to minor changes.

Conference Day 2, February 16, 2017

Session 5 – Additive Manufacturing

09:00 Recent Developments in Laser Metal Deposition and Selective Laser Melting
Moritz Alkhayat, Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen (D)
09:30 Industrialization of Additive Manufactured Gas Turbine Guide Vane Segments at MDT
Markus Ernsberger, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (MDT), Oberhausen (DE)
10:00 Laser Beam and Electron Beam Melting in the Production of Aero-Engine Components
Stéphane Abed, Poly-Shape SAS, Salon de Provence (FR)
10:30 Coffee Break – Visit of the Industrial Exhibition

Session 6 – Advanced Machining

11:00 Competing Technologies for Blisk Manufacturing
Dr. Markus Zeis, Fraunhofer IPT, Aachen (D)
11:30 Smart Manufacturing – Vision or Reality?
Holger Langhans, Walter AG, Tübingen (D)
12:00 Towards Zero Defect EDM Manufacturing
Dr. Sergei Schurov, GF Machining Solutions, Geneva (CH)
12:30 Lunch Break – Visit of the Industrial Exhibition

Session 7 – Digitalization

14:00 Industrialization of Additive Manufacturing: Vertical and Horizontal Line Integration
Thomas Dürr, Siemens AG, Erlangen (D)
14:30 Digital Value Chains in Turbomachine Manufacturing
Howard Heppelmann, PTC Inc., Needham (US)
15:00 Digital Production for Turbomachinery
Dr. Thomas Bergs, Fraunhofer IPT, Aachen (D)

Session 8 – Closing

15:30 Civil Aviation’s Climate Change Imperative – The Role of Advanced Propulsion
Dr. Alan Epstein, Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford (US)
16:00 End of Sessions
  Program subject to minor changes.

Industrial Exhibition

During the accompanying industrial exhibition in the foyer of the conference center various suppliers will present new products and latest trends. Benefit from the exchange of information and know-how at the industrial exhibition as a perfect addition to the ICTM conference. Discuss innovative solutions to your specific problems one-to-one with well-known companies.

  a3Ds GmbH - automated 3D scanning – Booth No. 1
Volkmaroder Str. 39
38104 Braunschweig, Germany
  Aubert & Duval | ERASTEEL S.A.S. – Booth No. 5
33 Avenue du Maine
75755 Paris Cedex 15, France
  C.F.K. CNC-Fertigungstechnik Kriftel GmbH – Booth No. 10
Gutenbergstr. 8
65830 Kriftel/Taunus, Germany
  EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems – Booth No. 13
Robert-Stirling-Ring 1
82152 Krailling/Munich, Germany
  GF Machining Solutions GmbH – Booth No. 11
Steinbeisstrasse 22-24
73614 Schorndorf, Germany
  IXUN Lasertechnik GmbH – Booth No. 9
Steinbachstr.  15
52074 Aachen, Germany
  KUKA Industries GmbH & Co. KG  – Booth No. 3
Geschäftsbereich Reis Lasertec
St. Jobser Straße 53
52146 Würselen, Germany
  Laserline GmbH
Fraunhofer Straße
56218 Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany
  LASERVISION GmbH & Co. KG – Booth No. 17
Siemensstr. 6
90766 Fürth, Germany
  Makino GmbH – Booth No. 16
Kruichling 18
73230 Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany
  RENISHAW GmbH – Booth No. 6
Karl-Benz-Str. 12
72124 Pliezhausen, Germany
  Siemens AG – Booth No. 14
Digital Factory Division
Motion Control
Frauenauracher Str. 80
91056 Erlangen, Germany
  SLM Solutions GmbH – Booth No. 12
Roggenhorster Straße 9c
23556 Lübeck, Germany
  Synova S.A. – Booth No. 7
Route de Genolier 13
1266 Duillier, Switzerland

On the first conference day you have the possibility to visit the facilities of Fraunhofer ILT and Fraunhofer IPT. Both Fraunhofer's have gained a huge expertise in manufacturing and repair processes in turbomachinery. In Live Presentations both institutes will demonstrate their latest technology developments on the integration of laser and machining technology. Use the opportunity to exchange information with our team of experts on-site.


Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

  • Additive Manufacturing of Copper Alloys with SLM
  • A Joint Approach in Additive Manufacturing of Nickel-Base Superalloys for Turbomachinery Applications
  • Additive Manufacturing of TiAl Turbomachinery Components with High Temperature SLM
  • Multi Scanner SLM System
  • Post Processing of SLM Parts
  • Machine Tool for Laser Polishing and Examples of Laser Polished Parts
  • Ultrashort Pulse Processing of Nickel-based Superalloys
  • Laser Drilling by using QCW Fiber Lasers
  • Laser MicroJet: Water Beam guided Laser Drilling
  • Laser Metal Deposition of TiAl for Repair of Turbine Blades
  • New System Technology for Laser Metal Deposition
  • LMD Process Chain for the Repair of Free Form Surfaces
  • Robot-based LMD for Additive Manufacturing
  • Cladding Head with Coaxial Wire Feeding for Laser Metal Deposition (LMD)
  • Ultra-high-speed Laser Metal Deposition
  • Multi-Purpose Processing Head for Laser Welding and Laser Metal Deposition
  • Additive Manufacturing of an Engine Mount Structure by LMD

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

  • Virtual Machine Window
  • Trochoidal Milling of Radial Compressors
  • Ultrasonic assisted orthogonal Cutting of CFRP
  • Milling of Nickel-based Blisks with Solid Ceramic End Mills
  • Finish Milling of γ-Titanium Aluminide Turbine Blades
  • Stability Chart Determination
  • SimCutPro – Engagement Conditions Prediction and Force Simulation in Milling
  • FixTronic – Active Vibration Control in Clamping Systems
  • Material Damping Analogy Test Bench
  • Grinding of Geometry Adaptive Milling Tools 
  • Simultaneous Three-Axis Turning
  • High-Speed Wire-EDM Slotting of Fir-Tree Geometries
  • Electrochemical Machining (ECM) for Turbomachinery Applications
  • Simultaneous Five-Axis Water-Jet Machining
  • Machine Integrated Grinding of Single Blades
  • Laser Hardening of Turbine Blades
  • Experimental Rig for High-Power Processing
  • 5-Axis Volumetric Calibration: Ready to be Integrated into your Machine
  • Smart Blisks-Failure Tagging and Tracking
  • Indoor-Self-Positioning
  • Adaptive Clamping Technology
  • Star Trek is Reality: Software Platform SHARE for Remote Expert support with Smart Glasses

Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL

  • Machining of Difficult-to-Cut Materials with Cryogenic Cooling
  • High-Pressure Coolant Supply in Milling
  • Automated Execution and Analysis of Milling Tests
  • Simulation of Metal Cutting Processes
  • Technology Research Group (TAK) and Industrial Research Group Lubricoolant Technology (IAKS)