October 11, 2018

Additive Manufacturing for Tool Making and for Small Serie Production

Fraunhofer ILT

The new production trend

Additive Manufacturing offers a huge potential for several areas around tool production. Especially for engineers, practitioners and designers of tool production it is important to understand the possibilities, challenges, restrictions and future developments of this process.

Main Topics:

– Overview of different additive processes for tool production and component production

– new possibilities of tool and component production

– Comprehension and classification of Advantages and Disadvantages

– Understanding the integration of the process in production chains for tool production

A seminar for:

Technologists and engineers of tool production, constructors with interest in new possibilities, planning engineers, component buyer, investment planer and decision-makers.


Dr.-Ing. Kristian Arntz, ACAM, Fraunhofer IPT

Dr.-Ing. Johannes Witzel, ACAM, Fraunhofer ILT


German. To inquire after this seminar to be held in English please contact us.

09.00 Welcome and short introduction of WBA and ACAM

09.15 Additive Manufacturing – Applications and Technology Trends

  • Powder Bed Based Processes for metallic materials
  • Examples of successful industrial applications

12.30 Lunch Break

13.30 Laser Melting for component production and repair

  • Additive Manufacturing of plastic components
  • Interactive presentation of latest developments in Technology for constructions

17.00 End of Event

WBA Werkzeugbau Akademie
Production Engineering Cluster
Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen