Technology Day at Sauber Engineering: Simulation Driving Innovation in Additive Manufacturing

Date: November 14, 2019 / 13:15 - 17:15
Location: Sauber Group, 8340 Hinwil, Switzerland
Fee: Free-to-attend. Pre-registration is required as places are limited.

* Event is held in German*

Sauber Engineering, Synopsys, and CADFEM are pleased to invite you to this free technology afternoon.

The efficient use of additive manufacturing requires a rethink in design. Additive manufacturing (AM) offers unprecedented levels of design freedom, however, these new freedoms also bring with them new risks: thermal distortion, residual stresses, imperfections due to gas inclusions or anisotropic material properties, and reduced strength must be taken into account. But how? During this technology afternoon, we will give you an insight into the application areas of simulation in additive manufacturing: from design through process optimization to quality assurance.

Who Should Attend

The event is aimed primarily at process and design engineers, users in the field of additive manufacturing, as well as design and development managers.


12:45 - 13:15


13:15 - 13:35

Welcome and introduction
Christoph Hansen, Sauber Engineering AG; Dr. Manfred Maurer, CADFEM (Suisse) AG

13:35 - 13:40

Introduction to the AM Network
Hendrik Holsboer, Geschäftsführer AM Network

13:40 - 14:05

Do not miss the Additive Race!
Fabian Gafner, Sauber Engineering AG

14:05 - 14:30

Image-based 3D quality control – as-designed vs as-built comparison and performance analysis of printed components
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Simon, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and Business; Denis Feindt, Synopsys, Inc .; Dr. Manfred Maurer, CADFEM (Suisse) AG

14:30 - 14:55

3D printing of composites - optimized component behavior and cost advantage
Giovanni Cavolina, 9T Labs AG

14:55 - 15:35


15:35 - 16:00

Topology optimization and process simulation in the design process of additive manufacturing
Dr. Thomas Mayer, IMES, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

16:00 - 16:25

Using process simulation to increase manufacturability in AM
Alexandre Staub, inspire AG, Innovation Center for Additive Manufacturing

16:25 - 16:35

Competitive advantages in product development thanks to simulation
Markus Dutly, CADFEM (Suisse) AG

16:35 -

Networking and tour of Sauber Engineering


Sauber Engineering AG
Wildbachstrasse 9
8340 Hinwil

Free parking is available on site.

Any Questions?

We will be happy to meet with you and discuss your visualization, analysis and mesh generation needs. Arrange a demo during the event.

Please note that photographs and videos will be taken at the event. By taking part in this event, you agree to the free publication of the recorded photography and video material.