Design for AM:

What is the future of products?

Join on Thursday 27 May 2021 the experts of the Fraunhofer IAPT to discuss current innovation trends and the future of work and Design for Additive Manufacturing in the industry.






Moderated by Joris Peels, Executive Editor at

Design for AM: What is the future of products?

A Technology Transfer between France and Germany

Thursday 27 May 2021 (UTC +2) – Online event via GoToWebinar

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome and Introduction

  • Jochen Loock, Automotive Business Development and Consultant
    Fraunhofer IAPT
  • Joris Peels, Vice President of Consulting at SmarTech Analysis and Executive Editor at

09:15 - 09:30

New Functions in Additive Manufacturing Design

  • Dr.-Ing. Arthur Seibel, Group Manager Design
    Fraunhofer IAPT

09:30 - 10:15

Challenges and Solutions in Design for Additive Manufacturing

  • Michael Lippert, Project Engineer Additive Manufacturing
    Fraunhofer IAPT
  • Jörg Himmeldorf, Senior Application Engineer NX Additive Design
    Siemens Industry Software GmbH

10:15 - 11:00

Exploiting Additive Manufacturing Design and Process Opportunities for Serial Production in Automotive

  • Jochen Loock, Automotive Business Development and Consultant
    Fraunhofer IAPT
  • Carlo Carcioffi, Head of Global Advanced Vehicle Process and Materials

11:00 - 11:45

Generative Design and Additive Manufacturing

  • Yannick Löw, Research associate, Bionic Function & Design Group
    Fraunhofer IAPT
  • Daniel Siegel, Generative Engineering & Algorithm Based Product Development
    ELISE  GmbH

11:45 - 12:30

Potential of Additive Manufacturing to Realize High-Performance Biomimetic Design Solutions at Different Scales

  • Christian Hamm, Head of Department Bionic Lightweight Optimization and Functional Morphology
    Alfred Wegener Institute
  • Felix Weigand, Research associate, Bionic Function & Design Group
    Fraunhofer IAPT

12:30 - 13:30

“New Technologies and the Future of Work”
French-German Online Talk on cooperation in science, technology and innovation

  • Short intro to the international “Future of Work campaign”
    funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • AMTT Expert Discussion: Future Know-how for Design for Additive Manufacturing 
    Alain Bernard, Carlo Carcioffi, Jochen Loock
  • FutureWork360 –Digital twins and their potential for future work, innovation, cooperation and production
    Yeama Bangali, Simon Schumacher and Niko Zimmermann,Fraunhofer IPA/Fraunhofer IAO


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Organizers & Partners

Are you and your colleagues interested in bionic design methods, and would you like to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of additive manufacturing? Then register now and join us for our next technology transfer between France and Germany!

About us

At Fraunhofer IAPT, we use the knowledge gained from over 15 years of research and development in the field of additive manufacturing and transfer it to your industrial application. We achieve this by helping you to accumulate knowledge along the entire value chain, shape innovation, and gain a competitive advantage. Whether training newcomers to the technology, designing bionic parts, developing complex additive processes, or planning the layout of quality-assured factories, you can benefit from our multidisciplinary experience in a wide range of technologies.