02 April 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Additive Manufacturing for Car Body Engineering 2019

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02 April 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Additive Manufacturing for Car Body Engineering 2019

When conventional production technologies reach their limits, it is time for additive manufacturing to strike. Additive manufacturing promises faster product development and replacement, better parts properties and significant cost savings. The huge potential of additive manufacturing processes can best be explored by structurally combining complex assemblies into a single component and integrating additional functions. This will ultimately save development time and cut assembly and production costs.

Key questions of the conference:

  • What is the role of additive manufacturing processes in car body engineering?
  • How great an opportunity is this for automotive production?
  • Which technologies are available for series production?
  • What do suppliers offer in the field of additive manufacturing?
  • What practical experience has already been gained by OEMs?
  • Which challenges need to be mastered by additive manufacturing processes if they are to make the leap into automotive series production?
  • Which strategy is being pursued by OEMs?
  • To what extent has additive manufacturing already been used in tooling, and how has it benefited the users?

Answers to these questions are provided on 2 April 2019 by major OEMs and suppliers who debated additive manufacturing as a strategic topic with attendees. The one-day event featured a number of technology lectures, followed by a practical workshop.

The conference was aimed at:

Car body engineers, managers and employees of OEMs, suppliers and institutes working in the field of additive manufacturing processes.

In cooperation with:


The LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH was incorporated into the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft on January 1, 2018 as the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT, Fraunhofer IAPT for short.

Claus Emmelmann, LZN

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann
Fraunhofer IAPT

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Andrea Huber

Andrea Huber

Automotive Circle
T +49 151 40 260 773


Conference Organisation

Julia Schneider

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-378


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