Now in Nurem­berg: Addi­tive Man­u­fac­tur­ing. From Design to Process.

The next infor­ma­tive soirée titled Addi­tive Man­u­fac­tur­ing. From Design to Process. will take place at Zoll­hof in Nurem­berg, host­ed by bay­ern design, Bay­ern Inno­v­a­tiv and Zen­trum Digitalisierung.Bayern (ZD.B). The con­ver­gence of gen­er­a­tive design, addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing, IoT and data ana­lyt­ics pro­vides users of addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing, design­ers and cre­ative peo­ple with new 3D print­ing options.

Addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing begins long before the selec­tion of a suit­able process; the first step is draft­ing a new prod­uct. The high lev­el of free­dom of design facil­i­tates the real­iza­tion of con­struc­tions that were not pos­si­ble in the past. This requires us to rethink the way we design com­po­nents. First, the mate­r­i­al has to be select­ed, then the prop­er­ties need to be defined, and then we have to decide on the right process. This is where we encounter chal­lenges, not least because of the mul­ti­tude of poten­tial processes.


  • 4:30 p.m.: Reg­is­tra­tion / wel­come coffee
  • 5:00: Wel­come
  • bay­ern design, Bay­ern Inno­v­a­tiv, ZD.B/BICCnet
  • 5:15: The Val­ue of Design in Dig­i­ti­za­tion, Matthias Nirschl, Lumod GmbH

Dig­i­ti­za­tion is dis­rupt­ing the prod­uct land­scape, entire species of prod­ucts are becom­ing dema­te­ri­al­ized, and com­put­er-gen­er­at­ed design opens the door for algo­rithm-based solu­tions. Brand design is com­pet­ing with individualized/personal design. Users seek help from vir­tu­al assis­tants and present their shop­ping deci­sions to them. What role do design­ers play in this future sce­nario? How can design cre­ate val­ue if com­put­ers are put in charge of cre­at­ing shapes? The func­tion and val­ue cre­ation of design is trans­form­ing along with the dras­ti­cal­ly chang­ing envi­ron­ment. If employed cor­rect­ly and inte­grat­ed into the design process, gen­er­a­tive design tools can reduce costs, fos­ter inno­va­tion and cre­ate value.

  • 5:45: Dri­ving the Future – Are you ready for Rad­i­cal Inno­va­tions?, Lars Lang­hans, FIT AG
  • 6:15: Appli­ca­tion and Man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pat­i­ble Con­struc­tion for Met­al Pow­der Bed Fusion, Har­ald Schmid, Gramm UG
  • 6:45: Opti­miz­ing Prod­uct Design with the IoT, Erich Holzinger, Wood­mark Con­sult­ing AG
  • 7:15: Indus­try 4.0 Train­ing Plat­form: Trans­fer of AM Research to Dis­rup­tive Inno­va­tions, Dr. Paul Grom­ball, TMG München Glob­al Resourc­ing GmbH
  • 7:30: Get-togeth­er

Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the event is free.