Advanced Manufacturing

8 November 2022, 13:30 - 17:00 

Empa, Thun

During the last couple of years, new manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing, micro- and nanofabrication or laser materials processing have significantly evolved significantly. Because of a sophisticated linkage between computers, data and manufacturing tools, we are seeing radical changes in how things are made. These developments are critical to the Swiss industry. Advanced Manufacturing is an important research focus at Empa and new research infrastructure has been installed particularly at Empa Thun over the last two years. The goal of this Technology Briefing is to provide an overview of the recent developments and current activities at Empa Thun in the areas metal Additive Manufacturing, in situ process monitoring, micronscale manufacturing, advanced materials characterization, and multiscale modeling and simulation.



13:30 Laboratory Visits

14:30 Coffee Break

14:40 Welcome and Brief Introduction

14:45 Talks Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing

–Multi-scale, multi-physics modeling of advanced materials processing
Vladyslav Turlo

– In situ and real-time monitoring of dynamical processes
Kilian Wasmer

– Additive Manufacturing of high-performance metals and metal matrix (nano-)composites
Christian Leinenbach

15:45 Coffee Break

16:00 Talks Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures

– High throughput combinatorial synthesis of thin fiilms – from atomistic simulations to novel products
Johann Michler

– Cutting-edge analytics enabling advanced manufacturing
Xavier Maeder

– Conformal atomic layer deposition
Ivo Utke

17:00 Apéro and Poster Presentation