Keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Mirko Meboldt, Professor of Product Development at ETH Zurich on the occasion of the trade fair for additive manufacturing in Lucerne in March 2018.
As the first and only trade fair for additive manufacturing (AM) in the country, AM Expo makes a significant contribution to establishing this technology in Switzerland. At the event, manufacturers will demonstrate how AM can be used profitably and the user experience can be improved at the same time.ALPA has taken on a pioneering role in the field of additive manufacturing and has been offering end customer products from additive manufacturing for some time. In his keynote Prof. Dr. Meboldt addresses various aspects of AM and also talks in detail about its application at ALPA.From the Curriculum of Prof. Dr. Meboldt"Mirko Meboldt was born in Mannheim, Germany. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT) and launched his academic career at the Institute of Product Engineering Karlsruhe (IPEK), where he completed a doctorate in the field of product development. He embarked on his industrial career at Hilti AG in Liechtenstein, where he was globally responsible for CAD/PDM systems, standardisation and development methods. In his last position at Hilti, he was responsible for global technology and product development processes. In 2012 he was appointed as a full professor of product development and engineering design at ETH Zurich. His main research focuses on the development of new products in the field of mechanical engineering industries, biomedical applications and associated technologies. He regards the impact on the education of young engineers and its relevance for industry as a key motivation and benchmark for his research. He currently works in the field of engineering design and product development, specialising in user-oriented product innovations, new production technologies and challenging applications."Linkspd|z Product Development Group @ ETZ ZurichALPA Showcase for AM Expo 2018AM Expo 2018AdditivelyProduct Links[/en/section/products/|ALPA Lens Shades][/en/article/alpa-fps-addimetric|ALPA 12 FPS addmetric][/en/site/alpa-and-moving-image-projects|ALPA H6D Video Solution]Keynote by Professor Mirko Meboldt (full length, German only)