13.06. – 14.06.2024

27th International Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium

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Titelfoto: Sylvio Dittrich

Neutral Lightweight Engineering - Resilience through Technology Sovereignty

Partnercountry #India

Germany is a strong economic nation. We research, develop and produce far ahead in many areas, setting new standards every day. However, it is also true that new players are entering markets every day that were previously considered secure, thus challenging the self-image not only of European industrialised nations. We are faced with the growing challenge of renewing ourselves technologically ever faster on the one hand and overcoming excessive dependencies on the other. At the same time, we need reliable and strong partners at eye level who share both common interests and a common vision for the future in our multilateral world.

As the world’s most populous country, the resilient economic engine of an entire hemisphere and a sovereign counterweight to the ambitions of China and the USA, India is particularly suited to this cooperation in every respect. Our history impressively demonstrates that acting in partnership as equals is always to our mutual and long-term advantage. Against this background, it has always been the clearly formulated goal of the International Dresden Lightweight Symposium to bring together different points of view in one place at one time and thus promote intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange.

Lightweight engineering is a key global technology that brings together a large number of specialised disciplines along the entire value chain. According to the Dresden Model, neutral lightweight engineering is already having its greatest impact today in the creation of closed material and technology cycles and is therefore a leap technology for the circular economy of the future. This year, we want to discuss whether and how this can be realised in Europe, but also in India, together with more than 350 European and Indian partners and guests.

Take the opportunity to take part in this lively exchange between high-calibre representatives from science and industry as well as politics and society at the 27th International Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium. Be there when the international pioneers of lightweight engineering meet again in Dresden to use the conference with its nine sessions along the development chain as a forum for trend-setting research and development activities.

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Conference Ticket

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Schedule

The conference language is English. The presentations marked with * are currently still under coordination.

THURSDAY, 13.06.2024

Concress Hall Hamburg  (A+B) | Messe Dresden│ Messering 7, 01067 Dresden, Deutschland

Plenary session

09:00
Prof. Dr. Maik Gude

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

Opening

09:05
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rödel

Dresden Concept e.V., Managing Director

Greetings

09:10
StM Thomas  Schmidt *

Saxon State Ministry for Regional Development, State Minister

Greetings *

09:20
Prof. Dr. Jan Weigand

CTC - Center for transformation of chemistry; Technische Universität Dresden, for Inorganic Molecular Chemistry

Changing the way we produce and use chemistry

09:40
Kai Heimann

Alstom S.A., Program Manager R&D

Market-specific sustainability in rail vehicle construction

10:00
Atul Suri *

Independent Management Consultant

Sustainability in mobility Opportunities Barriers in the Indian market *

10:20

Coffee break

11:00
Prof. Dr. Niels Modler

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

Joint research centre for a circular product and material economy (CIRCECON)

11:20
Prof. Anders Levermann *

Potsdam Institute for Climat Impact Research, Chair of Dynamics of the Climate System

Planetary Boundaries from a socio-technical viewpoint *

11:40
Prof. Dr. Rajappa Gnanamoorthy

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chair of Mechanical Engineering

Sustainable materials for additive manufacturing

12:00
Dr. Olaf Täger, Volkswagen EKAL/2²

Volkswagen AG, EKSR/3, ²

The variety of plastic recyclates - Challenges for the automotive industry

12:20

Lunch

Session 1: Cutting-edge lightweight designs for resource-efficient products

Concress Hall Hamburg  (A) | Messe Dresden

13:20
Prof. Dr. Wilko Flügge

Universität Rostock, Chair of Production Engineering

Manufacturing Approaches for Lightweight Construction in Large Structures

13:40
Pradeep Kundu

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Digital Manufacturing and Intelligent Maintenance 

Data analysis in mechanical engineering

14:00
Prof. Dr. Christoph Haberstroh

Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Cryotechnology

H2 storage for fossil-free mobility

14:20
Dr. Christian Garthaus

Herone GmbH, CTO

Functionalization of Thermoplastic Composite Profiles: Pioneering High-Performance Applications

14:40

Coffee break

15:40
Dr. Sebastian Spitzer

Technische Universität Dresden, Head of expert group for lightweight design

Lightweight design - Key enabler of a ressource efficent economy

16:00
Prof. Dr. Kristin Paetzold-Byhain

Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of virtual product development

Virtual product development

16:20
Tom Büttner *

Equestrian sport and saddlery Tom Büttner , Founder and Owner

New forms of designing and manufacturing customised horse saddles *

16:40
Frank Kolbe *

Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH

New ways in lightweight engineering *

17:00
Dr. Sebastian Spitzer

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

Closing

18:30

Abendveranstaltung

Session 2: Thermoplastics as a future oriented material basis

Concress Hall Hamburg  (B) │Messe Dresden

13:20
Dr. Julien van Campen

Delft University of Technology, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

Challenges and opportunities for thermoplastic composites for hydrogen storage systems

13:40
Prof. Husein Kanchwala *

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (CART), Assistant Professor

Sustainable road building in India *

14:00
PhD Pedro P. Martin

Boeing Research & Technology Europe, Senior Materials Scientist

Potentials of thermoplastic composites for aviation

14:20
Patrick Schneider

DIEFFENBACHER GMBH

Production of thermoplastic composite components and the use of process data

14:40

Coffee break

15:40
Prof. Dr. Malin Akermo *

KTH Stockholm, Chair of Lightweight Structures

Forming simulation of composites *

16:00
Thomas Gruber

RAUCH Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Development engineer

Thermoplastic fibre composite tubes for agricultural applications

16:20
Magnus Buske

Plasmatreat GmbH, Global Leader für Research & Development

Potentials of plasma pre-treatment for lightweight construction - easier joining and functional surfaces

16:40
Dr. Klaus Fellner

ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH

Solutions for solving the challenges of recyclate processing in injection molding

17:00
Dr. Alexander Liebsch

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

Closing

18:30

Abendveranstaltung

FRIDAY, 14.06.2024 – Morning

Concress Hall Hamburg + Garden Hall | Messe Dresden│ Messering 7, 01067 Dresden, Deutschland

Session 3: Key technology: thermoset processing and reconditioning

Concress Hall Hamburg  (A) | Messe Dresden

09:00
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Harre

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden, Chair of Technical Chemistry, Dean of Studies Chemical Engineering

Polyurethane - material for a bio-based circular economy

09:20
Prof. Dr. Axel Spickenheuer

Complex Fiber Structures GmbH, Managing Director

Development of a digital process chain for variable-axial fibre-plastic composites

09:40
Robert Jatkowski

hi.work GmbH, Managing Director

Repair solutions for composite wind turbine blades

10:00

Coffee break

11:00
Thomas Leschik

Connova Deutschland GmbH, Managing Director

Development and realisation of installation space-compliant type V hydrogen pressure tanks for energy-efficient aviation

11:20
Dr. Steven Nothhelfer *

Polynt Composites Germany GmbH, Product developer

Sustainability and recycling of sheet moulding compounds (SMC) *

11:40
Prof. Dr. B.K. Behera *

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Professor in the Department of Textile and Fiber Engineering

Sustainable textile reinforcement through 3D weaving technology *

12:05

Lunch

Session 4: Digital sovereignty through data analysis and predictive modelling

Concress Hall Hamburg (B)  | Messe Dresden

09:00
Marc Musto

Citrine Informatics, Senior Research Scientist

ML-driven process-property-relationship modelling and optimization for polymers

09:20
Akin Keskin *

Rolls-Royce Deutschland, Vice President Digital Services

Users: Why are data and virtualisation so valuable? *

09:40
Dr. Rohan Soman *

Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Acadamy of Science, Research Associate

Cost project *

10:00

Coffee break

11:00
Dr. Philippe Dumazet

SABIC Europe B.V., Automotive Technical Director

Digital and Green Innovation as Game Changer supporting Weight Reduction and Circular Economy

11:20
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nagel

Technische Universität Dresden, Founding Director Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Sciences

Big Data analysis using HPC

11:40
Andre Haufe

DYNAmore GmbH - An ANSYS Company, CTO

Certification by Analysis: Some thoughts beyond the technical challenges

12:05

Lunch

Session 5: New Challenges in advanced lightweight applications

Garden Hall | Messe Dresden

09:00
Prof. Dr. Naresh Datla

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,  Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering

New approaches in deformation and failure analysis

09:20
Johannes Wolf *

Airbus Operations GmbH, Airframe Research and Technology Engineer

Storage of Cryo-H2 - Challenges (Project HYTANK) *

09:40
Dr. Georg Mair *

"Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Head of gas storage safety group"

Safety of pressure vessels *

10:00

Coffee break

11:00
Dr. Benedikt Haspel

Nordex Energy GmbH, Group leader

New approaches for ressourc-efficient wind power systems

11:20
Kai Kölzig

Sachsen-Leinen e.V., Managing Director

NaturaWind - Useage of natural fibres in high-perfomance applications

11:40
Prof. Dr. Volker Trappe

"Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Head of polymer composites group"

Challenges and new ways in the assesment of polymer matrix composites

12:05

Lunch

FRIDAY, 14.06.2024 – Afternoon

Concress Hall Hamburg + Garden Hall | Messe Dresden│ Messering 7, 01067 Dresden, Deutschland

Session 6: Innovative system solutions through function integration

Concress Hall Hamburg  (A) | Messe Dresden

13:00
Dr. Klaus Hecker

Organic and Printed Electronics Association - A Working Group within VDMA, Managing Director

Flexible and Printed Electronics: Towards Sustainable Electronics

13:20
Lukas Kling

ALLOD Werkstoff GmbH & Co. KG, Managing Director

Production of functional polymers for the realisation of sustainable plastic components/assemblies

13:40
Prof. Dr. Enes Sarradj

Technsiche Universität Berlin, Chair of technical acoustics

FLIER - Flexible lightweight structures for accustic liners

14:00

Coffee break

14:40
Prof. Dr. Ayan Haldar

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Assistant Professor Department of Civil Engineering

Shape adaptive meta-materials, energy harvesting, multistable composites, morphing applications

15:00
Dr. Daniel Brenner

Weidmüller GmbH & Co. KG, Head of monitoring for rotor blades

Structural health monitoring of rotor blades at wind turbines

15:20
Prof. Dr. Ashish Darpe *

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

Recycling materials for acoustic structures *

15:40
Dr. Anja Winkler

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

Closing

Session 7: Light metals and its hybridisation: New paths for established technologies

Concress Hall Hamburg  (B) | Messe Dresden

13:00
Michael Göttlinger

Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft GmbH, Group Manager, Computational Engineering

Use of modern design and manufacturing methods for the energy-optimised production of structural components using the example of hybrid technology with the DuoCast die casting system

13:20
Falk Liebsch *

ONI Rhytemper, Managing Director

Directly reducing the CO2 footprint: Using energy-efficient temperature control for die-casting and injection moulding applications - potentials and advantages of HotPulse technology *

13:40
Dirk Solka *

MENZEL Metallchemie GmbH, Application technology and technical sales

Correctly dosed - from minimum quantity spraying in die casting to adhesive dosing in wood processing: energy savings thanks to the latest lightweight micro-spray nozzles. *

14:00

Coffee break

14:40
Berndt

Vesuvius GmbH

Treatment and processing of alloys with salts and additives

15:00
Tino Mrotzek

Technische Universität Dresden - ILK, Expert group special materials and processes

Efficiency and advantages of two-piston technology in vertical die casting

15:20
Michael Neubert *

Metallgießerei Chemnitz GmbH, Managing Director

tbd *

15:40
Dr. Thomas Behnisch

TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Head of Research Group Novel Materials and Processes

Closing

Session 8: Neutral Lightweight Engineering

Garden Hall | Messe Dresden

13:00
Maria Alejandra Leon Aguirre *

Circularise, Head of EU Research and Government Relations at Circularise

Software for data management along the value chain for circular economy, traceability *

13:20
Prof. Dr. Mariza Traverso

RWTH Aachen, Head of Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering (INaB)

Social Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

13:40
Dr. Hendrik Neuhaus

Catack-H, Global Business Development

Recycling of carbon fibres by means of solvolysis

14:00

Coffee break

14:40
tbd *

Cradle2Cradle-certified pre-converter gear *

15:00
tbd *

Project EAC+ : Combination of metal forming and injection moulding in a single mould for the efficient production of housing structures *

15:20
Scally Rommelfanger

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Sustainability in the car body

15:40
Dr. Robert Kupfer

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

Closing

Venue

MESSE DRESDEN | Messering 7 | 01067 Dresden | Germany

Conference: Saal Hamburg + Via Mobile – Virtual Tour
Lunch + Dinner:  Gartensaal + Garden – Virtual Tour

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