18th International Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium

June 25 - 26, 2014

Innovative Lightweight Engineering Solutions as a Key to Strengthening  Business

Hosted by the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK) at Technische Universität Dresden, the Dresden International Lightweight Engineering Symposium is an established platform for the discussion of cross-sector, cross-product knowledge transfer between academia and industry. Ever since its inception in 1997, the event has been founded on the principles of the Dresden Model – a recognized national and international benchmark based on “function-integrating lightweight engineering in multi-material design” and the inherent material and energy efficiency thereof.

Irrespective of the sector in which they operate, manufacturing firms are moving towards the factory of the future along a path characterized by not only a trend towards increasing digitalization, but also a pioneering vision of continued growth in productivity driven by a blend of industrial manufacturing and IT. The implementation of this idea in specific practical scenarios requires a level of interdisciplinary expertise and creativity which is substantial enough to enable the development of innovative solutions in a variety of areas of application at the cutting edge of research and development. This hybrid approach therefore represents a key means of sustainably strengthening industrial regions in the face of global competition, and sees technology adopt a new social dimension – with people at its heart. In addition to higher profitability and value creation, this also places greater emphasis on the idea of public value. In particular, social contributions and benefits need to be turned into striking regional trademarks, thus ensuring that the respective location is strengthened across a number of layers. It is worth noting here that “Industry 4.0” is a core component of the German government’s high-tech strategy. Because it is important to counter the creeping industrialization of Europe including Germany.

Networked, borderless thought and action is set to herald a paradigm shift throughout society. As such, and in contrast with today’s situation, the value added by the sustainable innovations of the future will be determined to a far greater extent by the degree to which those innovations are appreciated amongst society and the contribution they make to it. This will apply both nationally and internationally. It is for these reasons that strategic, globally-oriented cooperations between academia and industry which are characterized by excellent networking and at the same time by social competence have a key role to play in the sustainable strengthening of a location.

With this in mind, it is vital that high-tech locations not only establish themselves on the global stage, but also expand their strengths in a targeted way. This requires both industry and academia to continuously push forward innovations across a range of sectors and bring them to market in an appropriate way. In the case of industrialized countries – and in particular leading export nations such as Germany with its high standard of living and ageing population – this is set to become a key factor in the volatile process of competing and succeeding on the market.

As such, it is logical that this year’s international symposium should focus on the theme of “Innovative Lightweight Engineering Solutions as a Key to Strengthening Locations” within the context of global competition. Both the type of lightweight engineering solutions in question and accompanying high-end technologies tap into a sustainable source of growth, jobs and prosperity, with resource-efficient, integrated lightweight engineering playing a particularly important role. This well-established, synergetic event for lightweight engineering specialists serves as a forum for not only trailblazing research and development activities, but also new, future-proof business segments. This in turn enables participants to identify ways of transforming the global challenges at the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution into opportunities to continue strengthening our competitiveness.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner A. Hufenbach

Programme 2014

Evening get-together in the garden of the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts in cooperation with the partner event Entwerfen Entwickeln Erleben – EEE2014.

6.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Address: Brühlsche Terrasse 1, Dresden

09:30 Hufenbach, Werner, Prof. Dr.
Technische Universität Dresden
Director of the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology
Greeting & introduction
09:40 Müller-Steinhagen, Hans, Prof. Dr.
Technische Universität Dresden
Welcome address
09:50 Morlok, Sven
Free State of Saxony
State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport
Welcome address
10:00 Kurzydłowski, Krzysztof J., Prof. Dr.
Warsaw University of Technology
Materials Design Division
German-Polish cooperation in the field of material and technological development – a paradigm for Europe
10:30 Welsch, Frank, Dr.
Škoda Auto
Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development
119 years of Škoda – the significance of locational quality, brand management and group networking
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Bülow, Siegfried
Porsche Leipzig GmbH
Chairman of the Executive Board
Porsche Leipzig – a success story
12:00 Achatz, Reinhold, Dr.
Thyssen Krupp AG
Head of Corporate Function Technology, Innovation & Sustainability
The importance of lightweight engineering for ThyssenKrupp
12:30 Klingner, Matthias, Prof. Dr.
Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI
Institute Director
AutoTram® Extra Grand – lightweight bus-trams for public transport networks
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Bürkle, Erwin, Dr.
VDI Technical Committee on Production Technology for Fibre-Composite Materials
Holding the mirror up to fibre-reinforced materials – reflections on the state of the art
14:30 Kainer, Karl Ulrich, Prof. Dr.
Centre for Materials and Coastal Research
Head of Magnesium Innovations Center MagIC
Potential of magnesium materials for sustainable lightweight engineering
15:00 Singer, Robert F., Prof. Dr.
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Chair of Metals Science and Technology (WTM)
Trends in the casting and powder metallurgy of lightweight metals
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Götzinger, Bruno
MAGNA STEYR Engineering AG & Co KG
CULT – Cars Ultra Light Technologies
16:30 Kucmin, Janusz
Bombardier Transportation Poland
Chief Country Representative
Weight management and lightweight engineering in rail vehicle development
17:00 Glöckner, Hans
Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau GmbH
Multi-Material-Design of the interior work of super yachts – a symbiosis of construction and emotion
17:30 End of the first day of lectures
Accompanying specialist exhibition and poster show in the Wandelhalle at the Deutsches Hygienemuseum
20:00 Evening event at the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK), TU Dresden
Awarding of the Lightweight Engineering Graduate Prize
by Akademischer Club Leichtbau an der TU Dresden e.V. (ACL)
Address: Dürerstraße 26, 01307 Dresden
09:00 Gude, Maik, Prof. Dr.
TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology
Chair of Lightweight Design and Structural Assessment
The FOREL technology platform as a springboard for the high-tech industry
09:30 John, Reiner
Infineon Technologies AG
Director R&D Funding & Project Coordination
Semiconductor technology as a key to efficient, reliable, cost-effective electric mobility
10:00 Burkhardt, Yves, Dr.
Siemens AG
Corporate Technology
Using a high degree of integration to implement systematic lightweight engineering in electrical drive trains
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Modler, Niels, Prof. Dr. ; Wiemer*, Hajo, Dr.
TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology
Chair of Function-Integrative Lightweight Engineering
*Institute of Machine Tools and Control Engineering
The efficient development of process chains for function-integrative multi-material structures
11:30 Meschut, Gerson, Prof. Dr.; Augenthaler, Florian
University of Paderborn
Laboratory for Material and Joining Technology
Efficient joining technologies for hybrid lightweight structures
12:00 Sobczak, Jerzy Józef, Prof. Dr.
Foundry Research Institute Krakow
General Director
Regional and global developments in foundry industry for the enhancement of the lightweight design potential
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Lorek, Jacek; Renner*, Ole; Czulak+, Andrzej, Dr.; Geller+, Sirko
CEO of New Era Materials Sp. z o.o.
*Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH
+TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology
RPM and TSF – New techniques for the simplified manufacturing of thermosetting fibre-composite structures
14:00 Leyens, Christoph, Prof. Dr.
TU Dresden – Institute of Materials Science
The Twenty20 project “Additive-generative manufacturing” – opportunities and challenges
14:30 Uhl, Tadeusz, Prof. Dr.
AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow
From multiscale simulation to industrial application
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Fröschle, Mathias; Steinbach*, Kai; Wenzel+, Henryk; Maaß#, Johann
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
*Mitras Composites Systems GmbH
+Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH
#TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology
3D hybrid lightweight engineering technology – a novel hybrid steel-GFRP design for bodywork structures subjected to high loading
16:00 Wollenweber, Ulrich
AOA Apparatebau Gauting GmbH
Head of Research and Technology
Lightweight engineering based on high-performance polymers – a practical example from the aerospace industry
16:30 Renner, Ole; Beyer, Jörg; Freund, Andreas
Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH
Compact high-performance CFRP structures for the aerospace industry
17:00 Hufenbach, Werner, Prof. Dr.
Closing address

25 June 2014

18:00  Evening get-together in the garden of the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts,
Address: Brühlsche Terrasse 1, Dresden

26 June 2014

20:00  Evening event at the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK) with the Polish Band “Irish Jam”
Address: Dürerstraße 28, Dresden

Partner program

Tour “Deutsches Hygiene Museum”
You will first visit the Deutsche Hygiene Museum with its permanent exhibition “Human Adventure”. Afterwards you will be taken through the park “Großer Garten”, which is Dresden’s most famous park, by the Park Railway. Finally you will have a coffee in the park “Großer Garten”.
Meeting point: Thursday, 02:00 pm at conference office “Deutsches Hygiene Museum”

Electric car tours in the context of
“Schaufensterregion Elektromobilität” Bavaria – Saxony

City tour “Dresden – City of the Renaissance”
Meeting point: Thursday, 03:30 pm at the “Fürstenzug” / Dresden Castle

Guided visit of the Dresden “Frauenkirche”
Meeting point: Friday, 10:00 am at the “Frauenkirche”

Tagungsort: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden

© Thomas Klewe

Die lebendige Atmosphäre eines europaweit bekannten Museums und die vielfältigen Raumangebote eines Architekturdenkmals der Klassischen Moderne bieten eine unverwechselbare Location für das 21. Internationale Dresdner Leichtbausymposium 2017. Die zentrale und doch ruhige Lage zwischen der Altstadt mit Frauenkirche, Zwinger und Semperoper und dem Großen Garten, der zentralen Parkanlage Dresdens, machen das Deutsche Hygiene-Museum zu einem ganz besonderen Ort. Die Gründung des Deutschen Hygiene-Museums (1912) geht zurück auf eine Initiative des Dresdner Industriellen und Odol-Fabrikanten Karl August Lingner (1861-1916). Lingner hatte 1911 zu den Protagonisten der I. Internationalen Hygiene-Ausstellung gehört, zu der über fünf Millionen Besucher nach Dresden gekommen waren.