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

11:45 Matthias Illgner, Fraunhofer IGCV


Friday, 17.11.2017, 11:45 - 12:15 hrs


11:45 Design of Lattice Structures for Laser Beam Melting - a hands-on guideline for designers
Matthias Illgner, Fraunhofer IGCV, Research Assistant, Augsburg, Deutschland
Innovative manufacturing methods such as additive manufacturing and increasing performance of computer technology lead to new opportunities in designing geometrically complex technical components. Especially the use of lattice structures offers significant benefits for several applications like lightweight parts and medical devices. However, for many applications the potential of these structures is not considered in the design process, due to extensive experimental efforts necessary to gain experience about the use and feasibility of lattice structures. Matthias Illgner will discuss a systematic approach to exploit the full potential of lattice structures in the design process. The approach outlines the capabilities of additive manufactured lattice structures and provides a hands-on guideline to the designer to develop components containing lattice structures.


Herr Matthias Illgner
Matthias Illgner
Fraunhofer IGCV, Research Assistant, Augsburg, Deutschland
Between 2009-2016, Matthias Illgner studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart as well as the University of Linköping, Sweden, with a focus on metal forming, laser applications and additive manufacturing. Since 2016 Matthias has continued to expand his knowledge and professional experience by working within the additive manufacturing and stamping and forming tools department at TRUMPF and also at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV.