Speakers at ceramitec conference

ceramitec conference is please to confirm the following speakers and talks. Please note that the list will be updated throughout to September 2019.

Dr. Werner Bauer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

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"Features of Powder Technology for the Production of Lithium-Ion Batteries"

Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) are an indispensable energy storage unit in many portable electronic and electrical devices. The presentation outlines the similarities and differences between classic tape casting and the production of electrodes for lithium ion batteries. It shows technological challenges and the specific impact of the materials on the battery process technology, and gives an outlook on new developments.

Mirna Bechelany, SAFRAN Group

Mirna Bechelany

Mirna Bechelany obtained her PhD in Materials Chemistry in 2011 from the University of Lyon (France). In 2014, she joined SAFRAN Group to work in the Advanced Turbine Blade Casting Center. Her current activity focuses on the development of new materials and production processes for ceramic cores used in investment cast turbine blade/vane components. Beginning of 2019, she is the author and co-author of 10 peer reviewed papers, 3 book chapters, 10 patents, and several invited talks.

Alban Bunjaku, EIRICH

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"Unexpected Opportunities for New Technical Ceramic Materials with EIRICH Intensive Mixers"

Dipl. Ing. Alban Bunjaku received his Diploma in ceramic material engineering in 2014. He worked as process engineer in the Test Center of Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co KG. In this function, Alban Bunjaku was mainly responsible for customer tests and startups of machines and production plants. Since September 2018, he is in charge of ceramic applications as business unit manager and is the central contact person at EIRICH regarding ceramics – worldwide.

Holger Friedrich, Ceramics Group at Fraunhofer-Center HTL

Holger Friedrich

"Optimization of Heat Treatment Processes for AM / PM Products"

The Fraunhofer-Center for High Temperature Materials HTL is a materials and process oriented institution for applied research. We design energy-efficient heating processes with respect to productivity, energy consumption and product quality. One current focus is set on powder metallurgical materials and processes, e.g. technical ceramics or 3D-printing using binder jetting or slurry based methods.

Carlos A. Grande, SINTEF

Carlos A. Grande

"New chromatographic substrates for separation of bio-pharmaceuticals"

The main advantage of 3D printing is the production of customized shapes that are not possible or that is very complicated to produce with other techniques. A technique like 3D printing allows the production of structured adsorbents that can reduce the pressure drop in chromatography processes. This means that we only use 3D printing because it provides a real advantage.
We have developed a mathematical design technique that allows new modes of interplay between mass transfer and fluid mixing (momentum transfer).

Dr. Kambiz Kalantari, Lucideon

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“Adopting Disruptive Technologies - The case of Ceramic Additive Manufacturing”

The presentation will focus on Additive Manufacturing (AM) as a new disruptive technology in ceramics manufacturing. Using examples the presentation will demonstrate a high level review of Ceramic additive manufacturing as a forming technique. It will also include a discussion of how the technique can act as a game changer in the ceramic manufacturing process. Consequently, the presentation proposes criteria that manufacturers should consider before making the decision to switch to additive manufacturing.

Christian Kalupka, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Christian Kalupka

"Laser Processing of Ceramics: Technologies for Advanced Applications"

In recent years, materials processing with laser radiation has evolved to a key technology for industrial applications due to its unique properties for a wide range of different materials in dependency on the applied laser parameters.
In this contribution, we give an overview of several laser technologies for processing ceramics for advanced applications.

Prof. Dr. Frank Kern, IFKB - University of Stuttgart

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"Laser induced direct metallization – a new process to produce 3D ceramic molded interconnect devices"

Molded Interconnect devices have become the state-of-the-art when it is required to integrate microelectronic circuits into the structural part of a complex shaped polymer component. For new more damnding applications ceramics promise higher strength, stiffness and especially thermal stability.

Dr. Advenit Makaya, European Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency

Advenit Makaya

"Additive Manufacturing for Space Applications: Developments at the European Space Agency"

Dr. Advenit Makaya is an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at the European Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency. He supports the development of promising advanced materials and processes for space applications, in various fields which include surface treatments, joining technologies, additive manufacturing, advanced polymers and in-situ resource utilisation.

Dr Alan McLelland, VP-Technology, Technical Ceramics – Morgan Advanced Materials

Dr Alan McLelland

"Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics: An Industrial Perspective"

Morgan have been developing additive manufacturing of technical ceramics, for investment casting cores and dense ceramic applications, for around four years and progressed to the position of commercial viability. In this presentation we will explore the process advantages including the benefits offered by the released freedom in design which allows highly complex designs, including those beyond current manufacturing pathways, to be realised.

Dr Richard Padbury, Senior Technology Consultant, Lucideon

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Data-driven approaches to material and process development: A new tool for the material science field.

Lucideon, and its partners, are focused on the development of data-driven services to support multiple segments involved in technical ceramics and advanced manufacturing processes. During the presentation, the data science toolbox will be introduced to highlight tradeoffs in explanatory and predictive power between the emerging use of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) and more familiar techniques in statistics. Examples of how various companies, academic institutions and government organizations are using these techniques will be shared to demonstrate how the data-science tool box can be accessed and leveraged for specific challenges.

The list of speakers is still being continued.