Forum on Law


Location: CongressCenter, 1st floor, Room H. Erhardt

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08:30 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:35
Welcome Carl-Zeiss Saal
09:35 - 10:30

Additive manufacturing processes (AM) have been used for prototyping in experimental
vehicle construction and development for almost 30 years, and have become
established techniques in these fields. The BMW Group is not only considered
an early adopter in this area, having used these technologies since the beginning,
but also an established partner when it comes to identifying new potential fields
for the latest AM technologies and materials.
In recent years, the company has been working hard to implement a strategic
roadmap to move both plastic-based and metal-based AM processes on to the
next logical step – from prototyping to series production. The company’s objective
here has not been to create showcase examples, but rather to apply the specific
benefits of the techniques in a targeted way – for substituting tools in small batch
production, for customisation, and for designing components that are tailored to
the loads and processes involved in series production.
A number of pilot projects have already shown where AM processes could be used
in the creation of customer components. Meanwhile, additive manufacturing has
become an important pillar in the digitalisation strategy of the BMW Group’s production
network that will enable it to manufacture products sustainably and efficiently
going forward. By working with new start-ups and innovative partners in the AM sector,
the company is seeing increases in quality, efficiency and in the number of areas
it can use these processes. It is perhaps no surprise that the BMW Group therefore
sees it as essential to remain a pioneer in the field of additive manufacturing.
This talk will explain how the use of AM technologies is gradually being driven
forward into series production. As well as the technical and economic aspects,
it will also discuss strategic productive investments and partnerships, and show
how client projects in this field are being developed and supported with a focus on
delivering end customer-quality components.

Keynote 1
Dr Dominik Rietzel | BMW Group

Herr Dr.-Ing. Dominik Rietzel studierte an der TU München Chemieingenieurwesen mit der Vertiefungsrichtung Werkstoffe und deren mechanische Eigenschaften. Seine Diplomarbeit befasste sich mit der Qualifizierung von Kunststoffen für medizinische Anwendungen und wurde mit dem DIN Preis für Standardisierung ausgezeichnet. Die Dissertation mit dem Titel "Werkstoffverhalten und Prozessanalyse beim Laser-Sintern von Thermoplasten" fertigte er in der Zeit von 2007 bis 2011 am Lehrstuhl für Kunststofftechnik (LKT) der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg an. Die erlangten Erkenntnisse können besonders zur Qualifizierung und Verbesserung der Verarbeitbarkeit neuer Thermoplaste genutzt werden, da sie einen Einblick in die fundamentalen Zusammenhänge des Schmelz- und Kristallisationsvorgangs bei pulverbettbasierten Verfahren geben. Herr Rietzel gehörte diversen Normungsgremien an und konnte als stellvertretender Leiter der VDI Fachausschusses "Additive Manufacturing - Kunststoffe" dazu beitragen die erste Richtlinie zur Güteüberwachung von Laser-Sinterbauteilen (VDI 3405 Blatt 1) zu realisieren.
Nach seiner Promotion sammelte er erste industrielle Erfahrungen in der Automobilbranche bei der MAN Truck & Bus GmbH, wo er zuletzt die "Qualitätssicherung, Korrosionsschutzlinie und Lackdisposition" in der Fahrerhauslackiererei verantwortet hat. Auch in dieser Zeit befasste er sich weiter mit der Additiven Fertigung und war unter anderem als Berater für Anlagenhersteller in AM Bereich tätig.
Mit seinem Wechsel zur BMW Group legte er seinen Schwerpunkt wieder auf AM Technologien und deren Anwendungen im automobilen Umfeld. Dabei war er unter anderem für die Integration neuer Technologien in die Fertigung (z.B. MJF oder CLIP) verantwortlich. In dieser Vorentwicklungstätigkeit konnten die ersten Ansätze geschaffen werden für die Personalisierung von Produkten, wie beispielsweise dem Side Scuttle oder der Dekorblende von MINI, welche in 2018 mit „MINI Yours Customised“ in Serie gegangen sind. Seit 2016 leitet Herr Rietzel im Additive Manufacturing Center der BMW Group die Fachabteilung Nichtmetalle und ist dort für die F&E Aktivitäten, den Prototypenbau sowie die Serienproduktion verantwortlich.

10:30 - 10:45
Session 1
Presentation: Marco Müller-ter Jung, DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
10:45 - 11:15

Scanning, reverse engineering or new development – Where will the data come from?

Lecture 1/1
Stefan Kleszczynski | VDI-Ausschuss „Rechtliche Aspekte der additiven Fertigungsverfahren“
11:15 - 11:45

Trademark taw and liability in Additive Manufacturing

Lecture 1/2
Dr. S. Dennis Engbrink | ZIRNGIBL Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbH
11:45 - 13:30
Lunch break and visit to the trade show
Session 2
Presentation: Marco Müller-ter Jung, DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
13:30 - 14:00

In all industry sectors the existence of standards leads to less effort for defining processes and routines again and again by providing a general approach which is accepted amongst all relevant stakeholders. Provider of additive manufacturing services offer services which can be made use of by many possible customers. These in turn expect a constant part quality for many different orders from one or many different AM contract manufacturers. Standards such as ISO/ASTM 52901 are crucial for ensuring a successful distributed manufacturing business model. In specific industries such as for example aerospace further requirements for contract manufacturing are specified by further standards e.g. DIN Norms for examining and delivery conditions or even more specific for the quality control of metallic parts. Especially for small companies it may require great efforts to comply with all relevant norms and keep in focus the further development of the documents.

Lecture 2/1
Max Rehberger | TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH

Max Rehberger is an industrial engineer (M.Sc.) with experience in materials science and serial AM in the dental area. He is involved in the development of new certification approaches for additively produced parts, processes and personnel along the entire value chain with TÜV SÜD. From his work at research institutes in the field of resource efficient production technologies he has extensive experience in research projects. As a DIN member, he is actively involved in the DIN NWT 145 AA and ISO/TC 261 additive manufacturing committees

14:00 - 14:30

Additive manufacturing is no longer used only for building prototypes but now also in manufacturing final products. Thus, 3D printing must account for altered production processes, usage of new materials, altered delivery and performance agreements and innovative business models, all of which can lead to a number of new legal questions. For companies involved, it is important to recognize the complexity of these legal issues and their impact on 3D printing early in order to establish compatible business models in accordance with the law and unlock the full economic potential while avoiding any pitfalls.  This presentation seeks to give an overview of substantial legal issues – from rights to data and questions regarding the protection of intellectual property, to product development compliance and the differentiation of duties agreed by the parties and IT security.

Lecture 2/2
Marco Müller-ter Jung | DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Marco Müller-ter Jung is Partner at the international law firm DWF and is officially certified Information Technology Attorney. He advises in the entire field of internet law, e-commerce law (e.g. e-business, contract law, law of general terms and conditions, consumer protection etc.), data protection and privacy as well as IT contract law and complex IT projects like procurement for business entities, migration and outsourcing. He is highly focused on the legal issues and requirements related to future technologies like industrial-internet, additive manufacturing, IoT/connected devices and cars, big data, virtual/augmented reality and wearables to name but a few.
Besides, Marco is Deputy Chairman of the technical committee 105.5 (FA 105.5) named “Legal Aspects of Additive Manufacturing” which was formed within The Association of German Engineers (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, VDI) as sub-committee of the committee 105 „Additive Manufacturing“.

14:30 - 15:00

3D printing insurance? - Insurability of risks in Additive Manufacturing

Lecture 2/3
Martin Hake | R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG
15:00 - 15:30
Session 3
Presentation: Marco Müller-ter Jung, DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
15:30 - 16:00

Spare parts on demand – how industrial 3D-printing is changing the way we produce

Lecture 3/1
Dr. Marius Lakomiec | EOS GmbH
16:00 - 16:30

Industrial and intellectual property rights vs. freedom of spare parts

Lecture 3/2
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ensthaler | TU Berlin