The third annual Munich Technology Conference (MTC3) is returning to Germany from October 8-10th, with the theme “Additive Manufacturing – Accelerating the Industrialization: A Reality Check.” Initiated by the Swiss international technology Group, Oerlikon and co-hosted by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), MTC3 is partnered with GE Additive, Linde, McKinsey & Company, Siemens and TÜV SÜD.
3D Printing Industry will once again be present at the conference which will foster discussions on the challenges facing additive manufacturing and welcome industry leaders, scientists, engineers, manufacturers, educators, and government officials. Registration for general attendees is now open too, register your attendance at the MTC3 here.
“Additive manufacturing has the potential of starting a new industrial revolution,” comments Professor Thomas Hofmann, Senior Vice President of TUM. “Existing production processes across many manufacturing industries will give way to high-precision technologies using innovative materials and digital 3D processes for the design of geometrically complex, load and function optimized components.”
“However, the industrial implementation of these changes requires an integrated collaboration of leading partners from industry, academia and public institutions. This is the only way to overcome technological and regulatory obstacles.”
The Munich Technology Conference
Established in 2017, the MTC has grown from an estimated 600 attendees to 1000 last year. Over 40 speakers will deliberate on the status of additive manufacturing industrialization and the achievements within the industry at the event.
Previously, Dr. Christian Haecker, Head of Additive Manufacturing Industrialization at Oerlikon, told 3D Printing Industry, “The main challenges for industrialization include the integration of AM in the existing value chains, global issues of IP and knowledge sharing, as well as the current political climate which pushes us away from globalism.”
“Therefore, a joint effort of EU and state institutions, partnering more than ever with platforms like the MTC will accelerate the industrialization of AM.”
The MTC3 agenda
On the first day of MTC3, a new pre-conference networking event will allow 3D printing startups to pitch their ideas. This will commence with an opening speech from Professor Hofmann, Dr. Roland Fischer, CEO of Oerlikon Group, and Dr. Helmut Schönenberger, co-founder and CEO of UnternehmerTUM.
Felix Ewald, CEO & Co-founder of DyeMansion, a German automated post-processing provider and Yves Hagedorn, Managing Director of Aconity3D, a metal 3D printer manufacturer, will also be providing insight on entering the 3D printing industry.
The following day will commence the conference. Some of the topics of interest will include Collaboration and the solution of industrialization; Driving Industries with a Focus Aviation; Digital Manufacturing; AM Materials; and Norms, Standards & Quality Management.
Some of the speakers from TÜV SÜD leading these discussions include Professor Hofmann, Holger Lindner, CEO of Product Service, and Gregor Reischle, Head of Additive Manufacturing. Moreover, from Linde, is Pierre Forêt, Senior Expert Additive Manufacturing, and the company’s CTO, Todd Skare.
Dr. Melissa E. Orme, VP of Boeing Additive Manufacturing, Chris Schuppe, GE Additive General Manager – Engineering, Dr. Jan Michael Mrosik, COO of Division Digital Industries, Siemens, Dr. Karsten Heuser, VP AM, Siemens Digital Industries, and Dr. Christoph Schmitz, Senior Partner, McKinsey, are also among the speakers.
The MTC3 Workshop
On the third and final day of MTC3, participants can engage in interactive workshops led by the MTC3 partners to directly exchange ideas on solving additive manufacturing hurdles. This will include an Oerlikon-lead workshop on today’s metal AM market, and the current and future customer requirements.
Register and find the full MTC3 agenda here.
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Featured image shows the interior of the MTC2. Photo via Robert Gongoll/Oerlikon.