24th International Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium

17. - 18.06.2021

Titelfoto: Sylvio Dittrich

RESOURCE NEUTRAL LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN – ADDING VALUE BY SAVING RESOURCES

As early as 2010, the title of the Lightweight Engineering Symposium was „Sustainability as an innovation driver in efficient lightweight system construction“. The vision formulated at that time already described our world in striking detail. Lightweight engineering in general and the Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium in particular have long played a key role as drivers of ideas and innovation for resource-efficient, competitive and socially balanced economic activity.

Today, however, the way we live and consume is itself under debate. Often, the honest efforts to protect the climate are mixed up with the urgent demand for a socially just, globalised world. What is needed are the reliable guard rails called for in 2010, which are still developing too slowly.

What does the emission of a ton of CO2 into the atmosphere cost? A question that has only recently become part of the broad social debate. Every product, every process, every action needs a price that also reflects its ecological impact. Only in this way will we be able to use the highly dynamic forces of the market economy as catalysts for environmental protection and resource conservation. Savings will develop into a profitable business model worldwide. In this way, we can use the limited resources available to us to create a livable, socially just world for future generations.

More than ever, therefore, we need new, holistic technical-technological solutions that enable us to make a proactive contribution to reconciling growth and progress with environmental protection and resource conservation. There is a need for comprehensive approaches for the development, manufacture, use and recycling of technical structures with the aim of not exerting a lasting influence on our environment or the remaining global resource potential, or on our globalized society. We call this „resource-neutral lightweight design“. From today’s perspective, this approach is still an ideal concept that can only be partially realized with the technologies of our time, but which must determine our actions to a large extent.

The Lightweight Engineering Symposium 2020 is entirely dedicated to this idea. Innovative examples of successful „cradle-to-cradle“ approaches will be presented, but also open flows of recyclable materials will be shown and approaches to their sensible recycling will be discussed. Current developments in life cycle assessment as well as their embedding in a continuous CAD-CAM workflow will be presented in an exemplary manner and will be visualized in the context of concrete product developments. „Adding value by saving resources“ – this is the basic tenor of all the technical and overview presentations, which are intended to give you new ideas and concrete approaches for your own work on resource-neutral lightweight design.

The 24th International Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium 2020 is particularly suitable for this purpose as it is a firmly established discussion platform for the transfer of knowledge and experience between academia, industry and politics and serves as a forum for the cross-material and cross-product, trend-setting brainstorming of ideas under the aspects of resource-neutral lightweight design.

Board of the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology
from left: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. E. h. Dr. h.c. Werner Hufenbach, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Niels Modler, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hubert Jäger, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Maik Gude

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    Two days with more than 80 presentations in 1+4 sessions!

    THURSDAY, 17.06.2021

    Resource neutral lightweight design – Adding value by saving resources

    9:00 am
    Prof. Dr. Maik Gude

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Chair of Lightweight Design and Structural Assessment, Board Spokesperson

    Welcome

    9:10 am
    Prof. Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger

    Rector of TU Dresden

    Greetings

    9:20 am
    Sebastian Gemkow

    Saxon State Minister, Areas of Science, Higher Education and Research

    Greetings

    9:30 am
    Prof. Dr. Stefan Schlichter, Prof. Dr. Volker Warzelhan

    Composite United e. V., Strategy Group Sustainability

    Industrial recycling potentials as enablers for ecological sustainable lightweight engineering

    9:55 am
    Albin Kälin

    EPEA Switzerland GmbH, Chief Executive Officer

    Cradle to Cradle® Design Innovations – Rethinking the way we make things

    10:20 am
    Prof. Dr. Hans-Josef Endres

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy, Head of Institute

    Future-oriented material approaches - lightweight engineering, bioplastics, biocomposites, recyclates

    10:45 am

    Break

    11:00 am
    Dr. Jörg Au

    Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Member of Board of Directors, Chief Engineer – Business Aviation und Engineering Director

    Rolls-Royce "Net Zero Commitment by 2050" for pioneering propulsion technologies

    11:25 am
    Dr. Beate Kummer*, Dr. Lutz Wuschke**

    *Kummer umwelt:kommunikation GmbH, Chief Executive Officer, **Scholz Recycling GmbH

    Lightweight design at any price? Consequences and requirements for the use of new high-performance composite materials

    11:50 am
    Dr. Fabian Fischer

    Volkswagen AG, Group Innovation, Department Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Head of Department Manufacturing Processes

    Sustainable lightweight design for the vehicle structure

    12:15 am

    Lunch break

    1:15 pm
    MinR Werner Loscheider1), Dr. Bastian Brenken2), Albin Kälin3), Dr. Beate Kummer4), Prof. Dr. Maik Gude5), Prof. Dr. Hubert Jäger (host)5)

    1)Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, 2)Composite United Nord, 3)EPEA Switzerland GmbH, 4)Kummer umwelt:kommunikation GmbH, 5)TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology

    Panel discussion

    2:00 pm
    Dr. Robert Kupfer, Dr. Sebastian Spitzer, Rebecca Bräuer, Prof. Dr. Maik Gude

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology

    Neutral lightweight engineering: a commitment towards ecological sustainability from product development, creation and use through to recycling

    2:25 pm

    Pause

    2:35 pm
    Prof. Dr. Antonio Hurtado

    TU Dresden, Institute of Power Engineering, Chair of Hydrogen and Nuclear Energy

    TU Dresden hydrogen strategy: Trendsetter for sustainable technology development

    3:00 pm
    Dr. Stefan Caba

    EDAG Engineering GmbH, Head of Competence Center Sustainable Vehicle Development

    Resource efficiency through reusable lightweight vehicle structures

    3:25 pm
    Dr. Niklas Garoff

    Stora Enso, Business Development Manager

    Green carbon fibres - on the way to sustainable lightweight design

    3:50 pm
    Prof. Dr. Kathrin Greiff

    RWTH Aachen, Department of Anthropogenic Material Cycles, Head of Department

    More than recycling - potentials and challenges of the circular economy

    4:15 pm
    Prof. Dr. Niels Modler

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Chair of Function-Integrative Lightweight Engineering

    Closing

    FRIDAY, 18.06.2021

    Session 1: Resource-efficient lightweight engineering technologies

    9:00 am
    Dr. Michael Stegelmann

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology

    Opening

    9:10 am
    Dr. Daniel Weck

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology

    Research platform FOREL- Resource-efficient and reliable production of lightweight structures

    9:35 am
    Ingolf Seifert

    3D Interaction Technologies GmbH, Chief E xecutive Officer

    Innovative digital teaching methods for polymer technology

    10:00 am
    Dr. Said Jamei

    Mercedes-Benz AG, Group Research, Future Technologies

    Digital process chain for mapping and optimising joining technology in body shop

    10:25 am

    Break

    10:35 am
    Robert Thomas

    Volkswagen AG, Group Innovation Materials and Manufacturing Processes

    Metal-fibre composite hybrid structures for electrified large-scale production

    11:00 am
    Dr. Maximilian Koerdt

    Brose Fahrzeugteile SE & Co KG

    Efficient process chain for complex metal-polymer hybrids

    11:25 am
    Dr. Michael Krahl

    ANYBRID GmbH, Chief Executive Officer

    Increasing process and resource efficiency through inline hybridisation

    11:50 am
    Dr. Lars Penter

    TU Dresden, Institute of Mechatronic Engineering, Chair of Machine Tools Development and Adaptive Controls, Head of the Machine Technology

    Generative manufacturing of multi-material lightweight structures and tooling systems

    12:15 am

    Lunch break

    1:15 pm
    Dr. Thomas Krampitz

    TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute of Mineral Processing Machines

    Challenges in recycling multi-material wind turbine blades and recovery strategy

    1:40 pm
    Dr. Jochen Pflug

    ThermHex Waben GmbH, Chief Executive Officer

    Increasing resource efficiency in sandwich structures through thermoplastic material systems

    2:05 pm
    Kai Steinbach

    Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH, Head of Engineering

    Packaging-efficient hydrogen storage systems based on functionalised thermoplastic composite structures

    2:30 pm
    Prof. Dr. Niels Modler

    Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Chair of Function-Integrative Lightweight Engineering

    Session 5: Ceremony of the ACL Young Talent Award

    Session 2: Technology transfer lightweight design

    9:00 am
    Prof. Dr. Maik Gude

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Chair of Lightweight Design and Structural Assessment, Board Spokesperson

    Opening

    9:10 am
    MinR Werner Loscheider

    Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Consultant for Construction Industry, Lightweight Engineering/New Materials, Resource Efficiency

    Technology Transfer Programme Lightweight Engineering (TTP LB)

    9:35 am
    Thomas Doll

    RUCH NOVAPLAST GmbH, Chief Technology Officer

    Development of efficient process technologies within the closed material cycle of particle foam (GEPART)

    10:00 am
    Dr. Christian Weidermann (inquired)

    Siemens AG, Multiphysics Professional/ Project & team leader

    Lightweight engineering technologies in cross-life cycle products of the energy transition (LIKE)

    10:25 am

    Break

    10:35 am
    Peter Schneider

    thoenes® Dichtungstechnik GmbH, Head of research and development

    Lightweight multi-material extension arm for increasing the performance of large-area fertiliser spreaders (LE2GRO), (inquired)

    11:00 am
    Rebecca Bräuer

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology

    Methods and technologies for validating and optimising the resource efficiency of process networks in the manufacture of hybrid lightweight structures (METEOR)

    11:25 am
    Dr. Philipp Kellner (inquired)

    Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Specialist in Preliminary Development

    Intelligent battery protection system for electric vehicles to detect unwanted mechanical damage (I-DETEKT)

    11:50 am
    Toni Kreßner

    Hörmann Vehicle Engineering GmbH, Team Leader Composite Engineering

    Resource-efficient lightweight engineering solutions based on novel fibre composite semi-finished products with bionically optimised fibre orientation (RESOLVE)

    12:15 am

    Lunch break

    1:15 pm
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fleischer

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), wbk Institute for Production Engineering, Institute Director

    Systematic product development process for the dedikated exploitation of lightweight design potentials (SyProLei)

    1:40 pm
    Philipp Frey, Robert Schulte, Dr. Michael Lechner, Prof. Dr. Marion Merklein*

    FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Chair of Manufacturing Technology, *Chair holder

    Hybrid and highly cross-linked production for resource-efficient lightweight components (HyConnect)

    2:05 pm
    Prof. Dr. Maik Gude

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Chair of Lightweight Design and Structural Assessment, Board Spokesperson

    National Lightweight Technology Validation Center (LEIV)

    2:30 pm

    Closing

    2:30 pm
    Prof. Dr. Niels Modler

    Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Chair of Function-Integrative Lightweight Engineering

    Session 5: Ceremony of the ACL Young Talent Award

    Session 3: Climate-friendly aviation

    9:00 am
    Dr. Albert Langkamp

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology

    Opening

    9:10 am
    Heike Hempel, Dr. Peter Lucas

    Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

    Saxon Hydrogen Strategy (inquired)

    9:35 am
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Timmermann

    Berlin-Brandenburg Aerospace Allianz e.V., Executive Managing Board

    German research and industrial location for climate-friendly aviation systems

    10:00 am
    Prof. Dr. Johannes Markmiller

    TU Dresden, Institute of Aerospace Engineering, Holder of Chair of Aircraft Engineering

    Aviation research at the TU Dresden

    10:25 am

    Break

    10:35 am
    Prof. Dr. Klaus Höschler

    BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Holder of Chair of Aeroengine Design

    CHESCO - Center for Hybrid Electric Systems Cottbus

    11:00 am
    Prof. Dr. Lars Enghardt

    DLR Institute of Electrified Aero Engines, Direktor

    New DLR Institute of Electrified Aero Engines in Cottbus

    11:25 am
    Phillip Scheffel

    APUS Group, Chief Executive Officer

    Research and demonstrator aircraft APUS i-5 H and APUS i-5 H2

    11:50 am
    Prof. Dr. Uwe Heßler*, Frik-Jan Kruger**

    Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, *Head of Research & Technology, ** Rolls-Royce Deutschland Electric site lead

    Hybrid-electric propulsion systems for aviation

    12:15 am

    Lunch break

    1:15 pm
    Holger Kittelmann

    Linde GmbH, Sales Manager

    Development trends of liquid hydrogen in aviation (inquired)

    1:40 pm
    Dr. Sebastian Spitzer

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Head of Research Group Lightweight Design

    Hydrogen storage and supply for aircraft of the future

    2:05 pm
    Dr. Martin Boll

    Rolls-Royce Electrical, Integrated Program Team Lead - Urban Air Mobility

    All-electric passenger aircraft – ready for service in 2026

    2:30 pm
    Prof. Dr. Niels Modler

    Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Chair of Function-Integrative Lightweight Engineering

    Session 5: Ceremony of the ACL Young Talent Award

    Session 4: Leichtbauland Sachsen

    9:00 am
    Prof. Dr. Hubert Jäger

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Holder of Chair of Lightweight Systems Engineering and Multi-Material Design

    Opening

    9:10 am
    Silvio Nebel

    IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH, Head of Department Aerospace Test

    Saxon tradition of lightweight engineering: cornerstone for sustainable aviation

    9:35 am
    Dr. Jens Katzek

    Automotive Cluster Ostdeutschland GmbH, Chief Executive Officer

    Options for increasing sustainability from the perspective of the East German automotive industry

    10:00 am
    Dr. Karsten Wippler*, Prof. Dr. Andreas Ulbricht**

    *Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH, Chief Executive Officer, **CG Rail GmbH, Chief Executive Officer

    Lightweight engineering - innovation driver for Saxon rail vehicle technology

    10:25 am

    Break

    10:35 am
    Prof. Dr. Ulrich Prahl

    TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute for Metal Forming

    Integrative computational materials engineering: concepts and applications of a modular simulation platform

    11:00 am
    Prof. Dr. Julia Hufenbach

    Leibnitz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden and TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Chair of Materials Functionalisation

    Innovative steel alloys for the additive manufacturing of tools

    11:25 am
    Dr. Ilja Koch

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Leader of Research Group Test Methods and Material Models

    System reliability as the key to ecological and sustainable products

    11:50 am
    Dr. Philipp Klimant

    TU Chemnitz, Professorship Production Systems and Process, Chief Executive Engineer

    Smart and efficient production based on consistent data models

    12:15 am

    Lunch break

    1:15 pm
    Magdalena Heibeck

    Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology

    Contribution to the estimation of the recyclability of multi-material structures focusing on modelling of disintegration comminution

    1:40 pm
    Prof. Dr. Lothar Kroll

    TU Chemnitz, Institute of Lightweight Structures, Head of Institute

    Trilateral CircEcon Campus: GHG-neutral circular economy in Lusatia

    2:05 pm
    Dr. Marco Zichner

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology

    Leichtbauland Sachsen - Our vision of neutral lightweight engineering

    2:30 pm
    Prof. Dr. Niels Modler

    Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Chair of Function-Integrative Lightweight Engineering

    Session 5: Ceremony of the ACL Young Talent Award

    Session 5: Dresden Lightweight Alumni – Trend-Setting Across All Industries

    9:00 am
    Dr. Martin Dannemann

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Leader of Research Group Functional integration

    Opening

    9:10 am
    Dr. Mike Thieme

    TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology

    Dresden Lightweight Alumni – Trend-Setting Across All Industries

    9:35 am
    Wilhelm Woigk

    ETH Zürich, Department of Materials, Complex Materials

    Natural fiber composites

    10:00 am
    Carolin Siegel

    TU Dresden, Institute of Natural Materials Technology, Chair of Wood and Fibre Material Technology

    The manifold use of wood in lightweight engineering

    10:25 am

    Break

    10:35 am
    Dr. Robert Gerlach

    Threebility UG

    Threebility: Designing sustainable products

    11:00 am
    Mario Valverde

    University of Bristol, Department of Aerospace Engineering

    An improved understanding of the bonding and consolidation at the overmoulded interface in thermoplastic composite ribbed plates

    11:25 am
    Dr. Shahan Tutunjian

    BMW AG

    Welding of thermoplastic composites - A contribution to save resources

    11:50 am
    Dr. Angelos Filippatos

    Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials (DCIM)

    Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials (DCIM) - Efficient material solutions for function-integrative lightweight engineering

    12:15 am

    Lunch break

    1:15 pm
    Max Vater

    TU Dresden, Boysen-TU Dresden-Research Training Group

    Boysen-TU Dresden-Research Training Group‚ Mobility in transition

    1:40 pm
    Sabine Müller

    Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH

    tbd

    2:05 pm
    Sebastian Prengel

    SCABA GmbH, Chief Executive Officer

    Customised battery systems for mobile and stationary applications

    2:30 pm
    Prof. Dr. Niels Modler

    Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Chair of Function-Integrative Lightweight Engineering

    Ceremony of the ACL Young Talent Award

    3:00 pm
    Prof. Dr. Maik Gude, Prof. Dr. Werner Hufenbach, Prof. Dr. Hubert Jäger, Prof. Dr. Niels Modler

    Technische Universität Dresden, Board of the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology

    Closing

    Accompanying exhibition & Sponsoring

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