14. - 17.11.2017
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Session Materials & Process - Stage 2

11:45 Maximilian Ley, University of Kaiserslautern


Wednesday, 15.11.2017, 11:45 - 12:15 hrs


11:45 Integration of the AM-Process in Existing Product Development Processes
Maximilian Ley, TU Kaiserslautern, Research Assistant, Kaiserslautern, Deutschland
The Association of German Engineers published the first technical standard in Additive Manufacturing (AM), the VDI 3405 (former VDI 3404) in 2009, containing basics, definitions and processes. Many relatively similar process chains in AM exist but a closer look regarding specific engineering tasks is often missing. The focus is on the integration of the AM process with its benefits and boundary conditions in existing product development processes for efficient and economical use of AM, while a complementary quality management is performed. Maximillian Ley will discuss how a cooperation project with partners from industry regarding spare parts supply for multiaxial, high dynamically loaded chassis components (metal) was used to validate the developed process. The example includes steps of reverse engineering, material substitution, simulation, manufacturing, post-processing, re-design by the use of topology optimization and others.


Herr Maximilian Ley
Maximilian Ley
TU Kaiserslautern, Research Assistant, Kaiserslautern, Deutschland
Dipl.-Ing. Maximilian Ley is employed at the University of Kaiserslautern as a research assistant at the Chair of Design in Mechanical Engineering (KIMA) since March 2015. At the institute research on AM is a main topic for several years, now. Mr Ley is particularly interested in the topics of process chains and design rules for additive manufacturing. Amongst other things, he participated in a research project in which a previously conventionally manufactured chassis component was adapted to additive manufacturing under the background of spare parts supply. Based on the results of this project, he now investigates how the developed approach for additive spare parts supply can be used/modified for other specific engineering tasks.