November 30, 2017

Additive Manufacturing in foundry industry


Additive Manufacturing is a technology which potentially in effects every step of foundry production. Besides 3D metal-printing, materials like sand mold, ceramic cores, wax and plastic models can be printed out of the CAD system. Hybrid production as a combination of affusion and AM is also an option. The seminar “Additive Manufacturing in foundry industry” evaluates the conditions of Additive Manufacturing in the foundry industry. Relevant technologies are going to be presented and discussed in details. Report regarding experiences of introducing it in their production, as well as the demonstration of the installation engineering and the AM of metals at Fraunhofer ILT are also part of the seminar. The seminar will be held by experts from ACAM, ACCESS e. V., WZR, Fraunhofer ILT and an industrial enterprise.

A seminar for:

Professionals and managers of technology and specialist, particularly in the field of research and development, plant management, technology management and corporate development.
For this seminar no advanced knowledge of Additive Manufacturingtechnologies is necessary.


Dr.-Ing. Kristian Arntz, ACAM, Fraunhofer IPT
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kollenberg, WZR ceramic solutions GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Weisheit, Fraunhofer ILT
Michael Mathes, ACCESS e. V.


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

09.00 Welcome and short introduction of ACAM

09.15 Additive Manufacturing – Introduction (ACAM)

  • Effects in industrial enviorment
  • Area of application, current boundaries and economic aspects

10.15 Break

10.45 Binder Jet Printing, Sand-, Ceramic Printing and more

  • Printing of sand casting shapes
  • Printing of other shapes and cores

11.15 Additive Manufacturing with metals

  • Procedure (SLM, LMD and EBM)
  • Powder and Powder Handling

12.15 Lunch Break

13.15 Survey of the laboratories of Fraunhofer ILT

14.15 Potential and Synergy-Effects

  • Capabilities in foundry
  • Wax- and plastic models

14.45 Break

15.00 Additive Manufacturing – Experience from the industry

  • Motivation
  • Areas, additive manufacturing was introduced

16.45 Final discussion

17.00 End of Event

Fraunhofer ILT
Steinbachstraße 15
52074 Aachen
Room 4301