Laser re-manufacturing and large-scale metal 3D printing

21 September 2021

Lindø Port of Odense
Kystvej 100
5330 Munkebo

Additive manufacturing has become one of the main drivers within the industry 4.0 race. Laser technology-based 3D printing and re-manufacturing of new and defect components are developing into a huge market for many companies worldwide, both for suppliers, end-users, and customers. Intensive R&D activities are carried out within Additive Manufacturing and 3D macro steel printing at universities, research centers and private enterprises.

This seminar will present some of the leading actors in the field of laser re-manufacturing and large-scale metal 3D printing along with the absolute state-of-the-art in the technology e.g. new combination machines where AD/3D is integrated with machining of the component.

Fraunhofer ILT, a world leading R&D organization, will present their latest activities and development directions. GTV Verschleißschutz GmbH and DMG MORI, two leading equipment manufacturers will present typical applications in 3D metal printing. Furthermore, programming and simulation tools for 3D printing machines will be presented. DNV-GL, a leading classification society, will outline activities within quality assessment, guidelines and rules for AM/3D manufacturing.

The seminar also includes a visit to the new laser additive manufacturing and 3D metal printing equipment at Lindø, FORCE Technology, which enables AM/3D processing on large components.

Target audience
The seminar is intended for engineers working with re-manufacturing and repair of high value components within the iron & metal industry e.g. related to Energy, Power plants, Oil and gas, Tools and dies, Molds or Food producing equipment industry.

09:00 - 09:30
Registration and light breakfast
09:30 - 09:40
Welcome by ATV-SEMAPP
09:40 - 10:40
State-of-the art, visions and R&D developments within AM/3D manufacturing of metal components

Talu Ünal-Saewe, Team Leader, Fraunhofer ILT, Germany

Fraunhofer ILT is amongst the world’s leading technological organizations involved with laser materials processing and at the forefront with technologies such as laser welding and laser surfacing technologies.

In the course of the presentation, the latest developments of the ILT in additive manufacturing using Laser Material Deposition (LMD) processes will be presented and discussed. Besides the comparison of the powder and wire based process, the current progress with regard to Extreme High Speed Laser Deposition (EHLA) will be shown. As the multiple award-winning process is steadily establishing itself for coating applications (e.g. of brake discs and hydraulic components), the ILT aims to qualify the advantages of the process for additive manufacturing.

The presentation will be rounded up by a digitization section in which new approaches to spatially resolved measurement data representation for geographical tracking of measured variables in the additive-manufactured component as well as for layer-by-layer intermittent process control for near-net-shape LMD manufacturing, will be presented.

10:40 - 11:00
Coffee and networking break
11:00 - 11:30
Laser re-manufacturing and large-scale 3D metal printing activities at FORCE Technology

Steen Erik Nielsen, Specialist 3D Print & AM Technology, FORCE Technology, Denmark

FORCE Technology has been engaged with laser materials processing for more than 35 years. Laser surface treatment, laser cladding, inverse machining, laser re-manufacturing, additive manufacturing and latest laser 3D-printing are some of the phrases that, over time, often are denominations used in relation to basically the same technology. Laser technology-based 3D printing and re-manufacturing of new and defect components is developing into a huge market. Intensive R&D activities are carried out at universities, research centers and at private enterprises. Just recently, FORCE Technology has invested in a new installation related to mentioned technology, tailored for the handling and preparation of large scale metal components.
This presentation will cover equipment, typical applications and present activities.

Steen Erik Nielsen is M.Sc.Eng., PhD and has been working with laser materials processing and welding technology for approximately 40 years.
11:30 - 12:00
Equipment and systems for AM/3D metal component manufacturing - 1

Alexander Hitzek, Project Engineer, GTV Verschleißschutz GmbH, Germany

GTV is an experienced manufacturer of special machinery and provider of complete solutions in the field of thermal spraying and laser cladding.
The presentation will show the product spectrum, which includes complete flexible turn-key centers for coating and 3D component production. Integrated sensors permit automatic adjustment of laser power, edge detection for near net shape cladding applications and in-situ characterization of powder flow stability. Also, the geometry of the powder stream exiting the powder nozzle can be measured. Besides the benefits of these features in realized centers, we will look at the capability of flexible integration into complete production lines including data mining.

Alexander Hitzek graduated as Master of Engineering in 2016 and began working at GTV in 2016. Since 2019, he has been Project Manager.
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
Tour of large scale 3D print facility, FORCE Technology
14:00 - 14:30
SLM- and DED-technology – Potentials and Use Cases for the metal component manufacturing

Tim Pfeuffer, Product Sales Manager, DMG MORI, Germany

DMG MORI, a global company with over 20 years’ experience with additive manufacturing of metal parts, offers two kinds of technologies within the field. With different machine sizes in the powder nozzle (DED) and the powder bed technology (SLM), they represent different technologies for many different applications in the field.
This talk will give an overview of the DMG MORI additive manufacturing product portfolio and show how hybrid manufacturing (milling and additive operations) and graded materials in the context of the Lasertec 3D series (powder nozzle) can open up for manufacturing possibilities.
Furthermore, case stories for DED and SLM applications will show the potential of AM and how it enables optimization of the manufacturing process and products (e.g. reduction of lead and delivery times, improved product performance due to new designs and material changes).

Tim Pfeuffer has been Product Sales Manager for Advanced Technologies at SAUER GmbH – A Member of DMG MORI since 2017. He is sales responsible for the Lasertec, Ultrasonic, and Additive Manufacturing product portfolio in southern Germany and the Nordic countries.
14:30 - 14:50
Coffee and networking break
14:50 - 15:20
Design, simulation and programming tools for 3D-printing machines

Morten Kollerup Bak, CTO, Mechatronics Innovation Lab AS, Norway

3D-printing (additive manufacturing) offers several advantages compared to other manufacturing methods, not least increased design freedom. However, efficient use still requires knowledge about the specific technology to be used and the associated design rules and tools needed to setup the process.
This presentation introduces tools and techniques for design and pre-processing for 3D-printing. The focus will be on metal 3D-printing using powder bed fusion and direct energy deposition with examples of both applications and software tools.

Morten K. Bak is CTO at Mechatronics Innovation Lab (NO). Morten holds a M.Sc. Mech. Eng. from Aalborg University and a Ph.D. in Mechatronics from University of Agder. Morten has extensive experience with research, innovation, product development, project management and technical leadership, and a broad technical background within mechanical engineering and mechatronics with an emphasis on robotics and additive manufacturing.
15:20 - 15:50
Quality assurance – development of standards for AM in oil & gas and maritime sectors

Ole-Bjørn Ellingsen Moe, DNV-GL, Norway

Additive manufacturing is entering the oil & gas and maritime industries with the promise of design freedom, optimization and reduction of lead time. However, there are limited standards available for quality assurance of additive manufactured parts. Together with the industry, DNV GL develops standards and recommended practices to ensure that the industry can utilize the benefits of AM, while still operating safely.
In this presentation, DNV GL will present how these standards are developed, ongoing initiatives, and the newest addition to the AM standard portfolio.

Ole-Bjørn Moe holds a MSc in materials science and has been working worldwide within DNV GL since 2015. He works in the department of Materials Advisory and has been focused on enabling additive manufacturing in the oil & gas and maritime industries in the last 3 years.
15:50 - 16:00
Closing remarks

Laser re-manufacturing and large-scale metal 3D printing

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Registration fee

 DKK 2,300  Members of ATV-SEMAPP or promoting organizations
 DKK 2,925  Non-members
 DKK 975  PhD students
 DKK 200  BSc and MSc students (Membership is free of charge – register here. Early bird discount does not apply)

All prices are exclusive of 25% VAT.

Early-bird discount of DKK 200 when registering before 1 June 2021.

The fee includes talks, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks and access to speakers’ presentations.

Safe participation

We want everyone to be able to enjoy safe participation and are taking all necessary precautions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. ATV-SEMAPP and Lindø Port of Odense are naturally following the guidelines of the health authorities, but would like to highlight the following precautions below.

Should any questions arise, please feel free to contact us here.

Participants must follow the general guidelines:

  • Keep distance from others
  • Wash / disinfect hands
  • Stay home when experiencing symptoms
  • It is mandatory you fill out a short health declaration before entering Lindø Port of Odense. The health declaration will be provided by ATV-SEMAPP.


  • Water / soda is served in bottles
  • In the catering area there is a sign saying that distance must be kept
  • Coffee and tea are served outside the auditorium. There will also be hand sanitizer and gloves available for everyone


  • Extra cleaning is provided throughout the area

Binding registration
Registration is binding, however substitutions are accepted at any time. Just remember to let us know who will be replacing you so we know who to expect.

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