Contribution Oral Presentation
Road to success - Cross-domain Innovation in Metal Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing, especially 3D metal printing is becoming more and more essential to manufacturing: it allows to create, quickly, fully functioning parts with high mechanical properties, and sometimes geometries that would be impossible to make with traditional manufacturing techniques. Consequently, most of the world’s top companies have taken notice and are making ambitious moves to capture their share of its potentially huge value. GE’s fuel nozzle, BMW’s roof top bracket, Siemens’ burner tips are only the tip of the iceberg. There are still many undiscovered secrets (and hurdles) of AM in the context of material development, Industrie 4.0 and especially design which will boost the adoption of AM in the future. This presentation will share insight in the current status of Metal AM and the expected development within the above mentioned domains.