14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies
Session Consumer & Industrial Products - Stage 1
13:15 Philipp Manger, University of Applied Sciences Jena & Thomas Töppel, Fraunhofer IWU
Thursday, 16.11.2017, 13:15 - 13:45 hrs
Application of Hybrid Design for Additive Manufacturing of Metals - Combining Topological Optimization and Lattice Structures for Structural Lightweight Designs
This presentation will examine the newly designed, and additively manufactured, skateboard truck and the benefits of 'hybrid design' for manufacturing lightweight components. The design and manufacture process will be showcased on a step-by- step basis. The use of topological optimization of Autodesk Fusion 360, during the initial design phase, to support minimization in the build process, will be looked at. Philipp Manger and Thomas Töppel will also discuss the creation of inner graded lattice structure, to achieve further weight reduction, using NetFabb optimization. Preparation of FEA Mesh, with Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, will be assessed. The final step, shown in the presentation, will be the simulation and preparation of the build process using Netfabb Ultimate.
University of Applied Sciences Jena, Jena, Deutschland
Philipp Manger is a Precision Engineering student with focus on AM, new design tools and lattice structures, at the University of Applied Sciences Jena. He is also a technical consultant at skatedeluxe OHG. Before joining university, he was Mechanical Design Engineer for OEM automotive companies: ThyssenKrupp Presta AG and Preh GmbH.
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, Group Manager, Dresden, Deutschland
Thomas Töppel studied mechanical engineering and management at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences from 2003 to 2007. He started his professional career with one of the German automotive suppliers. He was responsible for production engineering and innovation management. In 2009, he has joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU. Thomas works within the department "Additive Manufacturing Technologies" and is responsible for the acquisition, planning and execution of research projects, especially in the field of metal additive manufacturing. Since 2017, Thomas is Group Manager for Process Technology. His field of expertise is technology research to improve and further develop Laser Beam Melting (LBM) as the major metal additive manufacturing technology. He also specialises in applied research with focus on the medical field.