Digital ICTM Conference 2022: Achieving climate targets in turbomachinery engineering through digitization

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The effects of climate change are leading to a change of perspective not only in industry and society: Manufacturers and suppliers of engines and stationary turbomachinery have long recognized that the overriding goals of conserving resources and reducing emissions can now only be achieved if they are able to implement both evolutionary and revolutionary concepts along the entire product life cycle. How to succeed in meeting the associated challenges in the manufacture and repair of turbomachinery is the central question of the sixth ICTM Conference, which will be held on February 16 and 17, 2022, which will be held completely digitally for the first time. Discounted early bird tickets are available until January 23 and online registration is open until February 11, 2022.

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In order to achieve the specified goals of resource conservation and compliance with emission targets, companies need new approaches along the entire life cycle. How this can be achieved is the central question of the sixth ICTM Conference, which will take place digitally on February 13 and 14, 2022.

The event, organized by the Aachen-based Fraunhofer Institutes for Laser Technology ILT and for Production Technology IPT, offers participants up-to-date information and exchange on new developments surrounding trends in the turbomachinery industry. On both days of the conference, experts from industry and research will offer comprehensive insights into trends in the manufacture and repair of turbomachinery, including keynote presentations by Dr. Gregor Kappmeyer of Rolls-Royce Deutschland and Professor Thomas Thiemann of Siemens Energy Global.

Comprehensive program for experts from industry and research

In the sessions on digitization, high-performance machining, additive manufacturing, and material and process qualification, speakers such as Dr. Oliver Arnold, MTU Aero Engines, Dr. Daisuke Murakami of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Dr. Steffen Bayer, Ariane Group, and Adeline Riou, Aubert & Duval, will share their expert knowledge of turbomachinery manufacturing with participants.

Accompanying the presentations, conference participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas digitally with experts from industry and science about the challenges facing their industry. Close practical relevance is ensured by live digital presentations in the shopfloors and laboratories of Fraunhofer ILT and IPT: Here, the engineers from Aachen show application examples for the integration of newly developed technologies up close.

To accommodate the international audience, the organizers have placed the first day of the event in the afternoon (12:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. CET) and the second day of the event in the morning (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CET). The presentations will be recorded and will be available to participants afterwards.

International Center for Turbomachinery ICTM Aachen

The International Center for Turbomachinery ICTM Aachen is a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer IPT, the Fraunhofer ILT as well as the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL and the Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP of the RWTH Aachen University. It represents the entire technology portfolio of the participating institutes – with the aim of offering excellent research and development for turbomachinery manufacturing and repair. In cooperation with industrial partners, the ICTM Partner Community was initiated to accelerate technological innovations and transfer them into industrial applications.

For the full conference program and link to online registration, visit