Conference & exhibition
12th-13th December 2017

Bremen Germany

Conference Info


The conference on Computer Aided Additive Manufacturing (CAMA) is a cutting-edge forum aiming to represent all modern methods and software tools used for a first-time-right additive manufacturing and part quality assurance. The conference is intended to promote the exchange of experience at international level and support the dialogue between science and industry as well as developers and users of computational tools for additive manufacturing.


Modern computational and technological possibilities, trends and challenges as well as real application cases will be represented by world leading experts. All relevant methods for additive manufacturing (laser-based, electron-beam, powder-bed, wire-based, etc.) will be addressed.

Renowned international companies will represent their computer aided approaches for the first-time-right additive manufacturing:
Airbus, Altair Engineering, Bosch, Dassault Systemes, Materialise, Siemens, 3D Systems


The presentations will be focused on industrial application of the computer aided methods and tools covering the following aspects of additive manufacturing:

  • design for AM and topology optimization
  • pre-Processing
    • optimal part orientation
    • generation of support structures
    • prediction and compensation of distortion
    • scan strategies
  • AM process
    • thermal process management
    • online melt pool monitoring
    • online thermal field monitoring
  • post-processing
    • heat treatment / HIP
    • cutting
    • milling
  • part properties
    • residual stress
    • phase composition
    • grain structure, texture, microstructure



Preliminary Program

12:00 - 13:00 Registration and Exhibition (Bremen Airport, Bremenhalle)
Tuesday Opening and Keynotes
Dec 12 Chairman: Dr. Claudio Dalle Donne, Airbus Bremen, Germany
13:00 - 13:20 Welcome speech: Additive Manufacturing: new chances for economy and social life

Senator Martin Günthner, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports, Bremen, Germany
13:20 - 13:50 Introduction: Towards simulation-based Additive Manufacturing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vasily Ploshikhin, Airbus endowed chair ISEMP, University of Bremen, Germany
13:50 - 14:20 Keynote: ALM parts design – Present and Future in Airbus

Dr. Jens Telgkamp, Airbus, Germany
14:20 - 14:50 Networking and Exhibition Break
Session 1a AM Design and Topology Optimization I
Chairman: Dr. Jens Telgkamp, Germany
14:50 - 15:20 Keynote: End-2-end process for Additive Manufacturing – The Print to Perform Experience

Olivier Hardy, Dassault Systemes Deutschland GmbH, Germany
15:20 - 15:40 Design for Additive Manufacturing: Mastering the art of Constraints!

Lutz Dobrowohl, Altair Engineering GmbH, Germany,
Ravi Kunju, VP Manufacturing Solutions, solidThinking, USA
15:40 - 16:00 Case Study on topology optimization and functional design for additive manufacturing for a part of a formula racecar

Michael Süß, TU Dresden, Germany
16:00 - 16:30 Networking and Exhibition Break
Session 1b AM Design and Topology Optimization II
Chairman: Dr. Jens Telgkamp, Germany
16:30 - 17:00 Keynote: Industrialization of Additive Manufacturing – integrated process from design to finished parts

Helmut Zeyn, Siemens Industry Software GmbH, Germany
17:00 - 17:20 Optimisation of build setup for powder-bed AM

Philip Parkes (PhD), Airbus Central R&T, Filton, Bristol, UK
17:20 - 17:40 AM for electronic equipment design

Jörg Sander, Hensoldt Sensors GmbH, Germany
17:40 - 18:00 Integrated Structures for Heat Exchangers and Satellite Instruments

Uwe Scheithauer, TU Dresden, Germany
19:00 - 22:00 Get-together / Dinner (Atlantic Hotel Bremen Airport)
Wednesday Second Day Keynotes
Dec 13 Chairman: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vasily Ploshikhin, ISEMP, Germany
09:00 - 09:20 Airbus ALM Platform Presentation

Dr. Hubertus Lohner, Airbus Bremen, Germany
09:20 - 09:50 Keynote: Achieving “Just Press Print” for Metal Additive Manufacturing through modeling and simulation

Wayne E. King, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
09:50 - 10:20 Keynote: Predictive Simulation of AM microstructures

Prof. Dr. Carolin Körner, Univ. Erlangen, Germany
10:20 - 10:50 Networking and Exhibition Break
Session 2 Modelling & Simulation
Chairman: Dr. Hubertus Lohner, Airbus Bremen, Germany
10:50 - 11:10 Towards complete AM process modelling and simulation

Dr. Michel Delanaye, geonX, Belgium
11:10 - 11:30 Development of a cracking criteria for the numerical failure prediction for selective laser melting parts

Michael Schaenzel, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
11:30 - 11:50 Minimizing the support volume in LBM processes by a simulation based adaptive approach

Christian Kober, ISEMP, University of Bremen, Germany
11:50 - 13:00 Lunch and Exhibition
Session 3a Preprocessing Methods & Tools I
Chairman: Jörg Sander, Hensoldt Sensors GmbH
13:00 - 13:20 The benefits and challenges of 3D Printing in Metal

Kirill Volchek, 3D Systems, USA
13:20 - 13:40 Simulation aided pre-processing automation in Laser Beam Melting

Dr. Nils Keller, additive works GmbH, Germany
13:40 - 14:00 Integration of process simulation into efficient AM process preparation

Dr. Fabian Neugebauer, Materialise Bremen, Germany
14:00 - 14:20 Benefits of practice oriented metal AM process simulation

Dr. Patrick Mehmert, simufact engineering GmbH, Germany
14:20 - 14:50 Networking and Exhibition Break
Session 3b Preprocessing Methods & Tools II
Chairman: Dr. Jens Telgkamp, Germany
14:50 - 15:10 Design to Cost for Additive Manufacturing - Optimizing added value on the whole process chain of AM

Alejandro Cervantes, EOS GmbH, Germany
15:10 - 15:30 WAAMSoft: Path Planning Platform for WAAM

Florent Michel, Cranfield University, UK
15:30 - 15:50 AM module for laser metal deposition with lateral wire feeding

Jan Riepe, Fraunhofer IPT, Germany
15:50 - 16:10 Development of a space-filling algorithm based on the lattice and tree structures considering loading conditions and manufacturing constraints in 3D metal printing

Omid Zarei, RWTH Aachen, Germany
16:10 - 16:30 Closing Remarks
Dr. Jens Telgkamp, Airbus Bremen, Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vasily Ploshikhin, ISEMP, University of Bremen, Germany

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The CAMA 2017 is organized by the Airbus endowed chair for Integrative Simulation and Engineering of Materials and Processes (ISEMP) of the University of Bremen.


You have the chance to act as sponsor of the CAMA.
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Conference Location

Conference & Exhibition

Bremen Airport
Flughafenallee, Terminal 3
28199 Bremen, Germany

Conference Dinner

Flughafenalle 26
28199 Bremen, Germany


There is an special arrangement with Atlantic Hotel Bremen Airport by booking for "CAMA 2017".

About Bremen

What to know about Bremen

Home to the Bremen Town Musicians, worlds of discovery, Hanseatic heritage and aerospace expertise – Bremen is a destination with a wide-ranging appeal. It is the city of traditional and unusual attractions, shopping, exhibitions, plays and musicals. An old city can still be young at heart!

Town Musicians of Bremen

The "Town Musicians of Bremen", known in German as Bremer Stadtmusikanten, is a statue located in central Bremen. Depicting the German folktale with the same name, the statue has quickly become one of the cultural symbols of Bremen since its creation in 1953. The whimsical bronze statue of a donkey, dog, cat and rooster standing atop one another is said to grant wishes to any who touch the donkey’s front hooves!

Bremen Christmas Market

Bremen's atmospheric Christmas market is considered to be one of the most attractive in Germany. With the town hall and the Roland statue as its backdrop and over 170 festively decorated stalls, it is perfect for browsing. The historical setting, the romantic Christmas lights and the lovingly adorned booths create a special Christmas atmosphere that enchants more and more visitors every year.

Bremen also has another Christmas attraction: The Schlachte Magic Christmas Market on the popular river Weser embankment. Each day on the maritime promenade another little door is opened to reveal a special surprise – it is like a walk-through an Advent calendar.

At the Schlachte Magic Christmas Market there are many experiences to choose from: Christmas brunch on the Weser, a Christmas tree expedition, some seriously strong hot punch and a real Dutch Sinter Klaas on board a pirate ship.

Through out the Bremen Christmas Market the path to traditional handicrafts and medieval-style taverns are marked with wood fires and torch lights.

On the Weser waterfront, snow-covered chalet-style stalls offer a good selection of tasty delicacies and sizzling fish specialities. Here the aroma of steaming mulled wine, baked apples and cinnamon stars lies heavy in the air, while softly the most beautiful Christmas carols ring out in the background.