HPC/ICMC 2016

The World of Cutting in Chemnitz

The ”7th CIRP Conference on High Performance Cutting HPC 2016”, a significant production conference focusing on high performance cutting and supported by the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), was hosted in Chemnitz from May 31 to June 2. Approximately 320 experts from 32 countries came to the Stadthalle Chemnitz to participate in the Conference Double consisting of the HPC and the “4th International Chemnitz Manufacturing Colloquium ICMC 2016”.

We would like to thank all speakers, chairmen and companies of the industrial exhibition for turning this Conference Double into a great success by your active involvement. Furthermore, we are grateful to the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) for their support of the conference.

The convention organized by Fraunhofer IWU focused on “Productivity versus Robustness”. The speakers from industry and science presented current research results, best practice examples and main future trends in the areas of machines, processes and control, concentrating on resource-efficient and “high performance” production. Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Prof. Ekkard Brinksmeier, President of CIRP and Prof. Matthias Putz, Director of Fraunhofer IWU, especially highlighted digitalization and networking in their plenary presentations as key topics for Germany’s successful future as an industrial location. Uwe Thesling, new Manager of the VW engine plant in Chemnitz, and Marcus Queins, Technology Director of the Starrag Group, illustrated current development trends and challenges in production technology from the point of view of the automotive and the aerospace industry.

A total of 159 presentations were held in 37 sessions by experts from various industrial sectors, covering production processes and high performance cutting, including the topics of composite materials, hybrid processes and cryogenics. Each presentation was completed by technical discussions.

The conference program was complemented by an industrial exhibition and “Manufacturing Live” which offered numerous presentations and practical demonstrations in the testing facilities of Fraunhofer IWU and Technische Universität Chemnitz. The participants received information on hybrid machining processes and solutions for digitalized production, among other things, and experienced real-time demonstrations in these areas. Furthermore, innovative machine concepts and model process chains for high performance cutting were presented.

A particular highlight was the fully booked Industrial Tour to the engine plant of Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH in Chemnitz. After a welcome and short introduction by the new Plant Manager Uwe Thesling, four groups explored interesting stations of engine manufacturing during ongoing production. The conference dinner in the large hall of the Stadthalle Chemnitz was another memorable event where the 260 seats provided were barely sufficient.

Impressions of the Double Conference HPC/ICMC 2016

Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016
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Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016

Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016
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Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016

Program Flyer HPC/ICMC 2016
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Program Flyer HPC/ICMC 2016

Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016
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Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016

Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016
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Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016

Program Flyer HPC/ICMC 2016
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Program Flyer HPC/ICMC 2016

Prof. Putz, Director of Fraunhofer IWU, opened the Double Conference
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Prof. Putz, Director of Fraunhofer IWU, opened the Double Conference

Welcome Address Speaker Staatssekretär Uwe Gaul, Staatssekretär für Wissenschaft und Kunst, SMWK
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Welcome Address Speaker Staatssekretär Uwe Gaul, Staatssekretär für Wissenschaft und Kunst, SMWK

Welcome Address Speaker Prof. Andreas Schubert, Acting Rector of Technische Universität Chemnitz
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Welcome Address Speaker Prof. Andreas Schubert, Acting Rector of Technische Universität Chemnitz

Welcome Address Speaker Prof. Ekkard Brinksmeier, President of the International Academy for Production Engineering CIRP
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Welcome Address Speaker Prof. Ekkard Brinksmeier, President of the International Academy for Production Engineering CIRP

Keynote Speaker Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
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Keynote Speaker Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Keynote Speaker Prof. Gerald Byrne, College Principal and Dean of Engineering at the University College Dublin, Ireland
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Keynote Speaker Prof. Gerald Byrne, College Principal and Dean of Engineering at the University College Dublin, Ireland

Keynote Speaker Mr. Uwe Thesling, Plant Manager of Volkswagen Engine Plant Chemnitz
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Keynote Speaker Mr. Uwe Thesling, Plant Manager of Volkswagen Engine Plant Chemnitz

Keynote Speaker Prof. Yusuf Altintas, The University of British Columbia, USA
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Keynote Speaker Prof. Yusuf Altintas, The University of British Columbia, USA

Keynote Speaker Marc-André Dittrich, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
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Keynote Speaker Marc-André Dittrich, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

Keynote Speaker Prof. Matthias Putz, Director of Fraunhofer IWU
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Keynote Speaker Prof. Matthias Putz, Director of Fraunhofer IWU

Keynote Speaker Dr. Hans-Joachim Koriath, Fraunhofer IWU
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Keynote Speaker Dr. Hans-Joachim Koriath, Fraunhofer IWU

Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016
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Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016

Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016
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Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016

Simultaneous translation in all conference halls
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Simultaneous translation in all conference halls

Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016
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Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016

Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016
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Plenary Session HPC/ICMC 2016

Poster Session of HPC/ICMC 2016
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Poster Session of HPC/ICMC 2016

Networking during the breaks
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Networking during the breaks

Parallel Session HPC 2016
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Parallel Session HPC 2016

Conference office of HPC/ICMC 2016
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Conference office of HPC/ICMC 2016

Conference office of HPC/ICMC 2016
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Conference office of HPC/ICMC 2016

Conference Technology
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Conference Technology

Manufacturing Live

E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production
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E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production

E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production
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E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production

E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production
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E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production

E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production
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E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production

E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production
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E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production

Testing Facility Machine Tools
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Testing Facility Machine Tools

E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production
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E³-Forschungsfabrik Resource Efficient Production

Testing Facility Machine Tools
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Testing Facility Machine Tools

Testing Facility Machine Tools
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Testing Facility Machine Tools

Testing Facility of Technische Universität Chemnitz
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Testing Facility of Technische Universität Chemnitz

Testing Facility of Technische Universität Chemnitz
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Testing Facility of Technische Universität Chemnitz

Testing Facility of Technische Universität Chemnitz
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Testing Facility of Technische Universität Chemnitz

Testing Facility of Technische Universität Chemnitz
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Testing Facility of Technische Universität Chemnitz

Networking Dinner

Networking Dinner in the Great Hall of Stadthalle Chemnitz
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Networking Dinner in the Great Hall of Stadthalle Chemnitz

Honoring of Prof. Rafael Wertheim as Best Organizer for the HPC 2016
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Honoring of Prof. Rafael Wertheim as Best Organizer for the HPC 2016

Honoring of Mr. Carsten Hochmuth as Best Organizer for the ICMC 2016
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Honoring of Mr. Carsten Hochmuth as Best Organizer for the ICMC 2016

Show Act "Stuntfunk" during the Networking Dinner
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Show Act "Stuntfunk" during the Networking Dinner

Show Act "Stuntfunk" during the Networking Dinner
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Show Act "Stuntfunk" during the Networking Dinner

Show Act "Stuntfunk" during the Networking Dinner
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Show Act "Stuntfunk" during the Networking Dinner

Showact "Stuntfunk"
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Showact "Stuntfunk"

Traditional Singing during the Conference Dinner
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Traditional Singing during the Conference Dinner

Industrial Exhibition

Marposs GmbH
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Marposs GmbH

Kistler Instrumente GmbH
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Kistler Instrumente GmbH

Kistler Instrumente GmbH
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Kistler Instrumente GmbH

Gesau Werkzeuge Fabrikations- und Service GmbH Oerlikon Barmag
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Gesau Werkzeuge Fabrikations- und Service GmbH

Walter Deutschland GmbH
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Walter Deutschland GmbH

NAGEL Maschinen- und Werkzeugfabrik GmbH
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NAGEL Maschinen- und Werkzeugfabrik GmbH

Walter Deutschland GmbH
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Walter Deutschland GmbH