14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
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International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies


Session Design - Stage 2

11:15 Martin Danzer, University of Singapore


Friday, 17.11.2017, 11:15 - 11:45 hrs


11:15 Titanium laser melting for bionically inspired lightweight gripper
Martin Danzer, National University of Singapore, Associate Professor, Singapore, Singapur
With the scionic I.D.E.A.L. industrial design education, new developments in manufacturing technologies are critically scrutinized as well as trends in design processes. This presentation shows illustrates this methodology by examining its application in the design of pneumatic gripper systems. It is demonstrated that 'bionic' design principles do not necessarily result in better designs when compared to logically induced concept development. The comparison on relevant fabrication methods also shows that AM techniques may not fulfil all requirements in contrast to traditional production methods. This is particularly true for selective laser melting of metals when used for objects that require high mechanical strength while maintaining minimal cross-sectional areas.


Mr. Martin Danzer
Martin Danzer
National University of Singapore, Associate Professor, Singapore, Singapur
Martin Danzer is an Associate Professor for Computer Aided Industrial Design at the National University of Singapore. He studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology prior to his industrial application at the IT/Consulting firms Evans & Sutherland and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. As team leader at the industrial companies Festo and Volkswagen, he was jointly responsible in re-defining the digital/virtual product development process. After this, he joined the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz. He works as Consulting Certified Engineer and is an active member at VDI and The Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers.