Valmet Automotive Oy
Valmet Automotive Oy
Title: Laser Material Processing in the EV industry
Dhruv has extensive experience of dealing with laser material processing, specifically in the EV industry. His expertise range from laser cleaning/texturing of cells for better adhesion to complex laser welding of dissimilar material assemblies like busbars, housings and the plastic structural parts. He has materialized laser material processing concepts successfully for all the three types of lithium ion cells (Cylindrical, Prismatic and pouch).
Currently, he is working as a senior joining technology specialist in the core development team of Valmet Automotive and is responsible for benchmarking various joining processes, implementation of new processes and finding innovative solutions to new challenges. He is also involved in the process of designing and materializing the cell internconnects for cylindrical cell packs.
Chalmers University of Technology/CAM2
Title: Powder for Metal Additive Manufacturing: Manufacturing, Properties, Reuse and Degradation
Eduard Hryha is Professor in Powder Metallurgy and Metal Additive Manufacturing at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He is also director of the Competence Centre for Metal Additive Manufacturing – Metal (CAM2) that involves more than 30 national and international research and industrial partners focusing on powder-based metal additive manufacturing (AM). He received his MSc in Applied Physics from Uzhorod National University, Ukraine, in 2003 and PhD in Materials Science from IMR SAS in Slovakia in 2008.
Precitec GmbH & Co. KG
Title: Will the European Industry suffer from Chinas business model for Lasers and what might be a way out?
Klaus Löffler is Managing Director at Precitec GmbH. He graduated from the IFSW University of Stuttgart. Since 1991 he is active in the laser industry starting as a laser development engineer. Many successful industrial laser applications in the industry have been based on his involvement. The cooperation between research institutes, industrial users on a global base in order to bring ideas in a fast way into usable products is his driving force. He is a Fellow of the Laser Institute of America, member of the Advisory Board and has been the President in 2013 and the General Chair of ICALEO 2023.
EOS Finland Oy
Title: Metal Materials in Additive Manufacturing
Olli Nyrhilä is one of the pioneers in Additive Manufacturing. Has been involved in development of the technology since the dawn of the AM industry, from the early 1990’s on. The work focus has always been been and still is to push existing and new AM applications forward from fulfilling of the application related material requirements point of view. This work has included development of metal materials, powders and also participation in development of AM equipment, auxiliaries and monitoring technologies.
Edward W. (Ted) Reutzel
Pennsylvania State University
Title: Progress Towards Sensing and Mitigating Flaws in Additive Manufacturing
Dr. E.W. (Ted) Reutzel serves as Director of Penn State University’s Center for Additive Manufacturing (CIMP-3D), is an Associate Research Professor at the Applied Research Laboratory with appointments in Engineering Science & Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, and Additive Manufacturing and Design. Dr. Reutzel has led and supported numerous programs to investigate and implement metal additive manufacturing (AM) including: first ABS approved hybrid laser weld installed on a Navy ship; NAVAIR’s first flight demonstration of an flight critical PMFAM components; first NAVAIR-approved qualification test plan for DEDAM repair; and ongoing activities for first Navy qualification of an PBFAM component. He has numerous patents related to welding and AM, has chaired and co-chaired international conferences and workshops, contributed to books and numerous peer-reviewed publications. Current research interests include AM process monitoring for machine learning-based quality assessment and control, process optimization for novel materials and material combinations, and AM implementation.
Title: Topology Optimization, TMPS-based Lattice Structures, and Implicit-based Geometry for 3D Printing
Niclas Strömberg (NS) is a professor in engineering mechanics with a great interest in simulation driven design using non-linear FEA, topology optimization and metamodel-based design optimization including uncertainties. NS presented his Ph.D. thesis on computational contact mechanics at Linköping university 1997, where he later became associate professor in Engineering mechanics (docent). In 2004 he moved to Jönköping university and built a research group on simulation driven design. Today, NS is a professor at Örebro university and the last years he has been working on platform for rational design for additive manufacturing using implicit-based geometry, topology optimization, TPMS-based lattice structures and metamodel-based design optimization. The progress of this work is the topic of his lecture.
Title: Utilization of Laser-hybrid Process in Heavy Welding Automation -Application examples for different industries
With over a decade of experience in a technology-driven international business environment, Teemu Tolonen brings a customer-oriented approach to every aspect of his work. Teemu’s core expertise lies in production automation, particularly in the welding industry. His diverse background encompasses roles in sales, sales support, project management, and engineering, enabling him to effectively bridge the gap between customer requirements and comprehensive technology solutions that deliver added value.
Meyer Turku Oy
Title: Why Laser Hybrid Welding for Shipbuilding
Dr. Mikko Vänskä has been working with lasers for several years and studied Laser Technology at Lappeenranta University (LUT). After Master’s studies he continued at the LUT Laser laboratory as a doctoral student and as a visiting researcher at the Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge, Stuttgart. The defense of the dissertation was held in 2014 with a grade of Passed with Distinction titled Defining the keyhole modes and Professor Emeritus Helmut Hügel as an opponent. Currently he is the Head of Laser Welding Laboratory at Meyer Turku Oy. He has developed laser welding processes in the Meyer Turku shipyard’s new production lines.
Åbo Akademi University
Title: 3D printing in extending the value of wood biopolymers
Chunlin Xu is Professor in Renewable Materials Chemistry at the Laboratory of Natural Materials Technology, Åbo Akademi University in Finland. His research activities are focused on the following topics: characterization of plant cell wall components, biomass processing, biopolymer chemistry and modification, and thus development of advanced biomaterials including using advanced fabrication techniques such as 3D printing.