Christian Kehrer

Applying large scale 3D printing and digital twin technologies to the factory floor

There is a growing desire for even more customization to improve performance and efficiency in the dynamic industry of robotics and factory automation. MX3D and Altair demonstrate how to apply large-scale 3D metal printing to customize manufacturing equipment and increase productivity.

Showcasing the use of digital twin technology to drive system understanding for better design, higher operational efficiency and reduced implementation risks attendees will learn:

  • How to identify high-value parts and value drivers for additive manufacturing
  • How to get started with large scale 3D metal printing
  • How virtual development methods help to realize complex individual products of batch size 1 and make them profitable
  • How to combine real-world data based on human knowledge and experience with physics based simulation
  • How to identify and optimize parameters with main impact on the manufacturing process and system’s performance
  • How digital twin technology might influence existing business models


About the speaker

Christian Kehrer studied mechanical engineering in the field of automotive engineering at the TU Dresden. After his graduation he started working on system simulation in the area of energy-related vehicle evaluation at the BMW Group. In 2009 he moved to (ESI) ITI GmbH as key account manager for automotive and later head of sales for system simulation solutions. Since June 2017 Kehrer is business development manager for system simulation and related applications at Altair Engineering.