The conference language is english

Monday June 10, 2024

19.00 Ι Welcome Reception at »Z1« 

Address: Maxstraße 5, 01067 Dresden

Tuesday June 11, 2024

09.00 I Opening


  •  Prof. Steffen Ihlenfeldt, Conference Chairman and Director Fraunhofer IWU, Germany

Welcome addresses

  • Dr. Markus Wolperdinger, Vice Chairperson Germany Bioeconomy Council, Director Fraunhofer IGB, Germany
  • Prof. Fengzhou Fang, President International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), China
  • Prof. Ursula M. Staudinger, Rector TUD Dresden University of Technology, Germany

09.40 I Keynotes

The new paradigm of manufacturing advancement

Prof. Fengzhou Fang, Tianjin University, China


MX (Machining Transformation) – Leading innovation in the manufacturing industry

Dr. Masahiko Mori, President / CEO DMG MORI Group, Japan


Cognitive production as enabler for biomanufacturing

Prof. Steffen Ihlenfeldt, Conference Chairman and Director Fraunhofer IWU, Germany


Designing cell behaviour through additive manufacturing

Prof. Paulo Bartolo, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singaporee

13.00 I Technical Sessions 


Room Kunsthalle

Med Tech – Manufacturing 4.0

Healthcare 4.0: ICT, manufacturing and industrial automation of biological processes

Dr. Paola Ginestra, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy


A production scheduling and control system for CAR T-cell manufacturing

Dr. Tamás Kis, Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungary


Virtual surgical planning for point-of-care manufacturing

Dr. David Dean, The Ohio State University, USA


Reinforcement learning based resource management for CAR T-cell therapies

Dr. Balázs Csanád Csáji, Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungary


Finite element analysis for the virtual surgical planning of stiffness-matched personalized load-bearing percutaneous implants

Dr. David Dean, The Ohio State University, USA


Room A

Med Tech – Implants and Manufacturing Technologies I

Comparative analysis of cutting characteristics of simulated and bovine cortical bone

Han Wang, Osaka University, Japan


Influence of manufacturing-related deviations on the junction strength of double modular hip endoprostheses

Beate Legutko, Leipniz University Hannover, Germany


Additive manufacturing of external breast prosthesis: design, fabrication and mechanical characterization

José Manuel Cansing, ESPOL Polytechnic University, Ecuador


A process chain study for manufacturing nitinol stents

Dr. Luis Cedeno-Viveros, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico


Robotic bending of craniomaxillofacial fixation plates

Dr. Javier Vazquez-Armendariz, The Ohio State University, USA





On the concept of decentralization in biointelligent manufacturing

Yannick Baumgarten, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany


Conceptional thoughts on a holistic support tool for biointelligence-related strategic decisions in enterprises

Ronny Hauf, ValueData GmbH, Germany


Bioinspired approaches for resource-efficient material flow in production – an innovative concept on peristaltic-based transport

Henriette Kunze, Fraunhofer IWU, Germany







Med Tech – Implants and Manufacturing Technologies II


Mechanical and corrosion behaviour of superelastic additively manufactured Nitinol for biomedical applications

Alessandra Guarise, University of Padua, Italy


Antibacterial surface protection using electrical discharge machining with zinc tool electrode for medical devices

Dr. Philipp Steinert, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany


Machine learning-driven optimization of 3D printing parameters for PLA bone scaffolds with enhanced mechanical properties

Rixiang Quan, University of Bristol, United Kingdom


A novel low-cost spray coating machine for PLA solution on tubular metallic geometries

Mariana Macías-Naranjo, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico



19.00 I Conference Dinner at Penck Hotel

Room Kunsthalle

Wednesday June 12, 2024

09.00 Ι Keynote Session II


Engineering knowledge for medical applications

Prof. Mamoru Mitsuishi, Teikyo University, Japan 


From a biological observation to biomanufacturing: Finding bio-inspiration

Prof. Amir Ayali, Tel Aviv University, Israel


Bio-inspired frugal engineering strategies for resilient supply chains

Prof. Ajay Malshe, Purdue University, USA


10.50 Ι Technical Sessions


Room Kunsthalle 

Hydrogels and Bioprinting


The effect of selected process parameters on shape fidelity in extrusionbased bioprinting of natural and synthetic hydrogels

Dr. Carmine Borgia, University of Calabria, Italy


3D bioprinting of gelatin-alginate bioinks for biofabrication of in vitro liver sinusoid model

Dr. Ashwini Rahul Akkineni, TUD Dresden University of Technology, Germany


FRESH 3d bioprinting of alginate – cellulose – gelatin constructs for soft tissue biofabrication

Dr. Miriam Seiti, KU Leuven, Belgium


The effect of light on a bioprinted co-culture system of murine rat islets and photosynthetically active microalgae

Sophie Dani, TUD Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Room A 

Bioinspired Robotics


Design and testing of a single-tentacle soft gripper with an embedded suction cup

Benedetta Maria Vita Ostuni, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Development of a suction gripper network based on the biological role model of an octopus

Dr. Rayk Fritzsche, Fraunhofer IWU, Germany


Bio-inspired robots for confined space industrial applications: a novel cable-driven snake robot design

Niki Tzirtzilaki, University of Patras, Greece


An analysis of biomechanical requirements and actuating technologies of biomimetic hand exoskeletons regarding to driving force and stroke

Alina Carabello, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany



Biobased Materials


Mycelium-based-composites – Vision for substitution of fossil-based materials

Dr. Simon Harst, Fraunhofer IWU, Germany


New gentle extraction method of hemp bast strips for use as bio-based reinforcing fibres in highly loaded fibre composites

Ludwig Rogall, TUD Dresden University of Technology, Germany


Additive manufacturing of ceramics opens the door to components for biomanufacturing applications with high functionality

Dr. Uwe Scheithauer, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany


Exploring the potential of residual aspergillus mycelium as a sustainable material for additive biomanufacturing

Stephanie Eigner, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany

Development approach of a workflow for 3D printing of living mycelium materials and their growth manipulation

Linda Weisheit, Fraunhofer IWU, Germany



Bioinspired Manufacturing


A conceptual basis for reducing the number of complex multi-parametric experiments in bioproduction engineering via artificial intelligence

Frederik Löw, ValueData GmbH, Germany


Melt electrowriting on out-of-plane surfaces: The challenge of controlling the electric field for textile biomanufacturing

Dr. Javier Vazquez Armendariz, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Spain


Influence of clearance and velocity during blanking on the fatigue behavior of cellulosebased biocomposites

Dr. Ronja Scholz, TU Dortmund University, Germany


Adhesion reduction in plastics processing by means of laser-generated microstructuring

Sebastian Wieland, Fraunhofer IWU, Germany


Towards a sustainability-oriented development of biointelligent products

Yannick Baumgarten, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany


15.30 Ι Industrial Tours


Departure in guided groups

Meeting point: Foyer Hotel Penck



Address: Lennéstraße 1, 01069 Dresden

Ever wondered how a fully electric Volkswagen comes to life? Hop on a guided tour and get a behind-the-scenes look at the entire assembly process, from installing the cockpit and wheels to the final “wedding” where everything comes together. Our expert guides will take you right onto the production floor for an up-close look!

Transfer by tram No. 10 (direction Fetscherplatz) from Bahnhof Mitte to Straßburger Platz


X-FAB Dresden GmbH & Co. KG I Wafer manufacturing

Address: Grenzstraße 28, 01109 Dresden

Dive into the heart of a cutting-edge semiconductor company! This guided tour will unveil the fascinating world of wafer manufacturing, taking you through the complex, multi-step process in a special “gray room” environment.

Transfer by train S2 (direction airport) from Bahnhof Mitte to Grenzstraße


Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU

Address: Nöthnitzer Straße 44, 01187 Dresden

Get a glimpse into the future of manufacturing! This tour showcases the institute’s latest achievements in intelligent production systems, including adaptive process chains.


  • Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Applications
  • Generative AI in Production Engineering
  • Joining Technologies
  • Wire Encapsulation Additive Manufacturing (WEAM)
  • Additive Manufacturing / Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Transfer by bus shuttle

Thursday June 13, 2024

09.00 Ι Technical Sessions


Room Kunsthalle 

Digital Twin in Biomanufacturing


Sustainable product lifecycle management – Implementation of a digital twin of a biologically transformed product-ecosystem

Anne Seegrün, Fraunhofer IPK, Germany


Data management in biorefineries: Conceptual thoughts on lean digital twinning

Arber Shoshi, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany


Towards a manufacturing related description of bifunctional assemblies

Fan Yang, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Designing porous structure with optimized topology using machine learning

Shradha Ghansiyal , University of Kaiserslautern, Germany


A flexible digital twin framework for ATMP production – Towards an efficient CAR T cell manufacturing

Arber Shoshi, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Room A

Biomedical Solutions I


3D printing for growth adaptive medical devices: an alternative approach for craniosynostosis

Dr. Paola Ginestra, University of Brescia, Italy


Ultrathin polymeric platform for drug-eluting stent: A proof of concept

Aniol Bosch, Fundacio Eurecat, Spain


Replicative production of multifunctional microfluidic polymer films for biomedical disposaples

Udo Eckert, Fraunhofer IWU, Germany


Substrate shapes generation for additive manufacturing of medical corsets tailored to various patient morphologies

Alexis Claude, University of Toulon, France


Bioinspired active hemocompatible coatings systems for mechanical circulatory support devices: When engineering meets nano and molecular technology

Martin Kohse, Fraunhofer IPT, Germany



Biological Manufacturing Processes and Equipment


Eco-friendly lubricants for improving performance and environmental impact in cold rolling 

Mattia Antonicelli, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy


Analysis of biobased cooling lubricants in milling stainless steel for aerospace applications – A study of tribology and performance

Erik Selbmann, Fraunhofer IWU


Biologicalisation of surface structuring: Comparative environmental assessment of microbial biomachining vs. chemical etching

Felix Wanielik, TU Braunschweig, Germany


Characterization of the performance of microbial-based metalworking fluids in grinding using cell analogues

Dr. Daniel Meyer, University of Bremen, Germany


Improving the energy efficiency of machine tools using a thermal storage unit based on a phase change material

Nico Bertaggia, Fraunhofer IPT, Germany


Biomedical Solutions II


Reducing damage with higher precision in drilling bones

Raafat Hussein, Clement Ader Institute, France


Optimizing orthopaedic bone plates for directed energy deposition with generative design and topological optimization approaches

Weiting Xu, University of Bristol, United Kingdom


Polymer-based electrospun vascular grafts: A study of constructs and endothelial interactions

Janset Öztemur, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey


Apparatus to measure wear of soft tissue induced by reconstruction plates – A preliminary study

Anas Ben Achour, Fraunhofer IWU, Germany

13.30 Ι Keynote Session


Bio-intelligent machine tool: Vision and steps towards realisation

Konrad Wegener, inspire AG, Switzerland


BionicHydrogenBattery – Future production. Driven by Nature

Adrian Eilingsfeld, Festo SE & Co. KG, Germany



14.30 Ι Best Paper Award Ceremony