Additive Fertigung im Fokus

The Karlsruhe Autumn Conference is a well-known platform in research and industry for cross-industry exchange on future-oriented topics. Under the motto "Additive Manufacturing - Success through Cooperation", this year's Autumn Conference will take place on October 12, 2023 at the premises of KIT in Karlsruhe. You can expect exciting presentations, substantive technical discussions, and a variety of networking opportunities. In addition, you will get insights into the new infrastructure in the field of additive manufacturing at the wbk. You may be eagerly awaited!

Additive manufacturing is establishing itself in many companies as a modern manufacturing process that is redefining the boundaries of what is possible. Interdisciplinary collaborations are the key to mastering the challenges and opportunities that new developments bring. At this year's fall conference, innovation-driving players from well-known companies will report on their successful collaborations and engage in exchanges in discussion panels. The cross-process range of topics includes #Materials4AM, #Innovations4AM, #Digitalization4AM and #FutureParts4AM. Take advantage of this opportunity to help shape the future of additive manufacturing. We look forward to your participation!

Note: The Karlsruhe Autumn Conference will be held entirely in German.

Impressions of the Autumn Conference 2022


08:30 Uhr


09:00 Uhr

Welcome and Introduction

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frederik Zanger, Head of Institute, wbk Institut für Produktionstechnik

09:30 Uhr


  • ​​​​Successful together: material development for additive manufacturing
    Dr.-Ing. Jörg Fischer-Bühner | Indutherm GmbH
    Dr.-Ing. Daniel Beckers | Rosswag Engineering
  • Industrial Additive Manufacturing: Open Material System - Advantages and Challenges
    Martin Neff | ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
    Nikolai Krischke | wbk Institute of Production Science, KIT

10:30 Uhr

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00 Uhr


  • ​​​​Advanced Metal Printing - 3D Printing of an Impeller without Support Structures
    Dr.-Ing. Tina Schlingmann | EOS GmbH
    Andreas Hopfengärtner & Marco Linhardt | KSB SE
  • High-Speed Laser Deposition - application, sensor technology, outlook
    Dr.-Ing. Tobias Stittgen | ponticon GmbH
    Dr.-Ing. Marcel Schäfer | Precitec GmbH
  • Additive-subtractive process combination - potentials of universal laser processing
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Michalowski | IFSW Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge, Universität Stuttgart
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frederik Zanger | wbk Institute of Production Science, KIT

12:30 Uhr


13:30 Uhr

Lab Tour

Equipment and experimental setups of the wbk Institute of Production Science - Presentation of current research activities

14:30 Uhr


  • In-Situ Monitoring - Practical Examples for Process Monitoring in Additive Manufacturing
    Christoph Steiger | nLight Inc.
    Lisa Pfäffl | DatenBerg GmbH
  • From manufactory to Autonomous AM Production as an Eco-System Cooperation
    Dr. rer. nat. Karsten Heuser | Siemens AG
    Felix Ewald | DyeMansion GmbH

15:30 Uhr

Coffee Break & Networking

16:00 Uhr


  • Additive manufacturing as an innovation driver in the Zeiss Group
    Gregor Graf | Rosswag GmbH
    Andreas Borowski | Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
  • Multi-material AM components: New possibilities and opportunities
    Dr.-Ing. Lucas Adler | Hermle Maschinenbau GmbH
    Thomas Powollik | Plansee Composite Materials GmbH

17:00 Uhr

Closing discussion

17:30 Uhr

End of conference


The participation fee for the Fall Meeting 2023 is 450 € incl. VAT. Members of WGP/WiGeP and KIT employees pay a reduced price of 225 €. The price includes lunch, the conference proceedings, as well as drinks and small snacks during the coffee breaks. Both a meat-based and a vegetarian lunch will be offered. If you have allergies or other food intolerances, please let us know in advance.
Payment will be processed by our service provider Saferpay. According to §4, 22a UStG and BFH judgement of 07.10.2010 - V R 12/10 the participation fee is divided into a tax-free and a taxable part. Therefore, you must select two amounts when registering.

You can find the registration form for the evente here. Employees of KIT please use this form.


We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us by mail at herbsttagung∂

Maximilian Frey
Research Associate

+49 1523 9502594maximilian frey does-not-exist.Kit edu

Gotthard-Franz-Straße 5

76131 Karlsruhe