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Conferences Taking Place in Parallel with MATERIALICA 2008

Pioneering technological developments are decisive factors for national and international growth and global competitiveness. Moreover, new technologies require a dialog that incorporates other industries and processes. This is how new ideas develop into marketable, highly innovative products. From October 14 through 16, 2008, seven specialist conferences will impressively demonstrate the impact of this interaction at the New Munich Trade Fair grounds. Over 100 experts from the fields of industry and sciences will discuss lightweight design, material and product innovations, latest manufacturing methods, coating and adhesive techniques, nanotechnology, technology transfer and use thereof and present the latest research findings from the various fields of product engineering. At MATERIALICA 2008, the trade fair for material applications, surfaces and product engineering that takes place in parallel with the specialist conferences, international exhibitors will provide visitors with competence at its best and present products at close reach.

Composites in Automotive & Aerospace
4th COMPOSITES Conference
October 15 and 16, 2008
The industry- and application-oriented conference focuses primarily on development engineers, construction engineers and designers from the fields of automotive and aerospace and provides information about global trends, methods and tools – simulation, automation as well as research and development trends in fibre-reinforced technology, issues, solutions and market opportunities. The program committee including Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Drechsler (Head of Institute for Aircraft Construction at the University of Stuttgart), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alois K. Schlarb (Head of Institute for Composites at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Stauber (BMW AG, Head of Departments Service Strength and Materials) will guarantee participants a top-level head start in knowledge.

21 lectures are given by renowned experts like:

  • Klemens Graser, BMW AG: Recycling of composites in automotive engineering
  • Sebastian Schmeer, Institute for Composites: Modeling and simulation of induction welded metal CFRP hybrid compounds
  • Dr.-Ing. Erwin Bürkle, Krauss Maffei: Manufacturing of finished parts from injection-moulded LFTs
  • Dr.-Ing. Marco Wacker, Jacob Composite GmbH: Automated manufacturing of seating structures in automotive engineering
  • Dr. Jens Schaube, Gummiwerk Kraiburg: Rubberize your composites - Integration of a new material into composite fiber components

For your application and more information, please visit

Lightweight metal design by means of near-net-shape fabrication
2nd MATERIALICA Lightweight Metal Design Conference
October 15 and 16, 2008
Aluminum, magnesium, titanium or steel – Lightweight metal design has a great market potential. Top-selling industries, such as automotive, aerospace and railway transportation make increasingly use of lightweight metal design solutions to be able to save considerable resources and costs. The conference focuses on construction engineers, development engineers, product managers and designers from all industrial fields that work for future-oriented companies with a high level of innovative potential. It gives examples of the enormous potential of lightweight metal design solutions and informs visitors about lightweight design casting, additive layer manufacturing, flame spraying, sheets and product-related applications. The program committee including Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ursula Koch (faculty for light engineering and microtechnology, physical technology at the University of Applied Sciences, Munich) and Dr. Claudio Dalle Donne (EADS Innovation Works, Head of the fields metallic and surface engineering) guarantees participants top-notch lectures.

16 lectures are given by renowned experts like:

  • Dr.-Ing. Pietro Cervellera, Altair: FEM topology optimization with simulation
  • Werner Beck, Form Tech GmbH: Lightweight design made possible by means of innovative titanium processing and functional cell structures
  • Dr. Rudolf Meyer, Fraunhofer Allianz Rapid Prototyping: Generative rapid manufacturing technologies – the pros and cons of lightweight design

For your application and more information, please visit

2nd Technology Transfer Conference 2008: Security
In cooperation with the Bavarian Ministry of Economics and the European Space Agency
October 13 and 14, 2008
The space industry is booming. New programs and space missions to Mars and the moon require latest developments and pioneering technologies. The public and the industry is almost unaware of the fact that a number of technological findings are a result of many decades of aerospace research, such as the air bag, the antilock braking system ABS or navigation devices.

ESA has developed its own program to promote the idea of technology transfer more actively across Europe. Frank M. Salzgeber, Head of the TTP Department: “The European industry is constantly on the lookout for new technologies and methods it can discover and use for itself. Gaining a head start in knowledge is a must for global competition as innovative technological developments can be considered a decisive factor for national and international economic growth and global competitiveness. The effective use and marketing of existing knowledge is a prerequisite for successful innovations. Unfortunately, the European industry and the European aerospace business are circling in different orbits and hardly meet. The second Technology Transfer Conference seeks to link up the industry and the aerospace business in a more targeted and active way. This year’s conference focuses on security.

The conference particularly aims at industrial representatives and gives examples of how space technology from the field of security can be used in other industry sectors and how the findings from aerospace science can promote economic success. The conference focuses on three main topics in great detail:

  • Safety and border control with Terahertz
  • Sensors, radar and earth observation
  • Protection by shielding

Moreover, the conference serves as a platform for international business contacts that can be deepened during the evening event in the traditional Bavarian restaurant "Der Pschorr". The conference will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into German.

Over 20 lectures are given by renowned experts like:

  • Volker Zintel, Fraport AG: Current safety standards and factual requirements of an airport
  • Arttu Luukanen,VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland: Terahertz
  • Roger Appleby, Qinetiq: Standoff detection of weapons and contraband in the 100 GHz to 1 THz range
  • Dr. Helmut Essen, Research institute for high frequency physics and radar technology: FGAN

For your application and more information, please visit

Innovative design and bionically inspired construction for new products
3rd MATERIALICA Unternehmerforum Design powered by bayern design GmbH
October 14, 2008
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