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Impressions of DDMC 2020

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It’s a wrap – first ever online Fraunhofer DDMC Conference

image - Event organization in times of COVID-19 – the Virtual Fraunhofer DDMC team on June 23, 2020 in Berlin
Event organization in times of COVID-19 – the Virtual Fraunhofer DDMC team on June 23, 2020 in Berlin

On June 23, 2020, the first virtual Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference, DDMC 2020 took place, broadcast and moderated live from the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin, with almost 20 speakers dialing in from all over the world. It was an exciting day with four keynotes by distinguished speakers from industry, short pitches by young researchers, lively discussions and award ceremonies.

Our congratulations go to the winners of the Best Paper Award (Lars Meyer and Gerd Witt from the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany, for their paper on “Investigation of the Track Width-dependent Melt Pool Characteristics During Laser-sintering of Polyamide 12 in Correlation to Various Focus Diameter”) and Best Poster Award (Konrad Gruber and his colleagues from Wrocław University of Science & Technology, Poland, for their work on “Tensile Properties of Titanium Ti-55511Alloy Processed by Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF)”) – congrats, everybody!

The live day was the second part of the virtual Fraunhofer DDMC Conference, the first one consisting of pre-recorded video presentations for all conference papers, that will be available to all conference participants until the end of July.

Thank you!

We would like to thank our keynote and session speakers, and all participants for their contribution to this memorable event. Special thanks are also due to our sponsors Nanoval (gold sponsor), Hexagon simufact and InfraTec (silver sponsors) for their generous support!

See you at Fraunhofer DDMC 2022!

And last but not least, please put the Fraunhofer DDMC 2022 into your calendar! We look forward to seeing all of you on April 6-7, 2022 – live in Berlin!

The DDMC2020 Organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of the following companies:

Logo - Nanoval
Gold Sponsor
Logo - InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik
Silver Sponsor
Logo - Hexagon | Simufact
Silver Sponsor
Logo Springer - Sponsor
Scientific Media Partner
Industrial Partner
Industrial Partner

Program now online!

The preliminary program for DDMC is now available.

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Scientific Committee

Prof. Paulo Jorge Bártolo, University of Manchester, UK
Prof. Richard Bibb, Loughborough University, UK
Dr. Klas Boivie, SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing AS, NO
Prof. Chee Kai Chua, Nanyang Technological University, SG
Dr. Karl-Heinz Dusel, MTU Aero Engines AG, DE
Frits Feenstra, TNO, NL
Prof. Andreas Gebhardt, Fachhochschule Aachen, DE
Wouter Theron Gerber, Aerosud Aviation, ZA
Prof. Ian Gibson, University of Twente, NL
Prof. Russell Harris, University of Leeds, UK
Dr. Martin Hillebrecht, EDAG Engineering GmbH, DE
Dr. Bernhard Müller, Fraunhofer IWU, DE
Prof. Vasily Ploshikhin, Universität Bremen, DE
Martin Schäfer, Siemens AG, DE
Dr. Bart van der Schueren, Materialise, BE

Conference Proceedings

Purpose of the Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference is an intellectual exchange between researchers, enterprises and users of Additive Manufacturing technologies in order to gather the latest information about trends, progress, importance and the future potential of these technologies. The conference proceedings can be ordered through the Fraunhofer Verlag (

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