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Panel Discussion

Process control for metal AM

Controlling the process means controlling the success. Since the very first beginning of 3D Printing the ongoing challenge is to control the whole manufacturing process and to guarantee reproducible part quality. Handling metals has some special challenges to deal with.

1 December 2021


Tim Marten Wischeropp, Head of Division AM Design at IAPT Fraunhofer
Tim Wischeropp has been working in the field of 3D Printing for over 9 years, with the aim of advancing the industrialization of the Additive Manufacturing Processes. Since 2018 he leads the ‘Design and Quality Assurance’ department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Additive Manufacturing Technologies and successfully finished his PhD about Process Optimization in Metal AM in 2021.

Rainer Lotz, President EMEA at Renishaw and Chairman Exhibitor Advisory Board Formnext
Rainer Lotz first studied precision engineering and then completed international marketing with an MBA. After holding positions in management consulting in London, hydrometry and lighting technology with a focus on corporate management and sales, he took over sole management of Renishaw GmbH in 2006. Since 2008, Rainer Lotz has been a member of the Renishaw Group's Board of Directors for International Marketing & Sales and was subsequently appointed President EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

Mirko Bromberger, Director Marketing Strategy Altair
Mirko Bromberger studied Product Engineering in Germany and the Netherlands. In 2004 he joined Altair as Application Engineer and supported customers from various industries implementing simulation-driven design processes. After different technical, sales, and marketing positions, he focuses now on market research, messaging in the Altair simulation solutions marketing team.


  • Quality Management and Metrology
  • Additive Manufacturing