DGM Newsletter April 2022


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Dear DGM members,

Dear readers,


"Meeting friends and colleagues on a sunny plaza, chatting through the summer evenings, soaking up inspiration during the day and mentally running through ideas ..." sounds like summer and vacation time, doesn't it? But Dr. Anja Waske's impressions do not describe her last personal vacation experience but rather the family-like atmosphere at the "3rd Symposium on Materials and Additive Manufacturing" in Dresden. The DGM symposium took place as a hybrid event at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in the Saxon capital from May 11 to 13, 2022.

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Dr. Stefan Klein

CEO of DGM e.V.


Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM) 2022

Registration still possible


The Laser Precision Microfabrication Conference is the No.1 meeting point for the worldwide laser user community. Be there when the most advanced developments and recent trends in laser applications in materials science and engineering are discussed with experts from industry, research and science.


The conference will take place from 07 to 10 June 2022 at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden. Book your online or on-site ticket now. The countdown has started.


MSE 2022 - Materials Science Engineering Congress

Become an exhibitor


As part of MSE 2022, which will be held in Darmstadt and online from 27 to 29 September 2022, an extensive trade exhibition will offer companies and institutions the opportunity to present themselves and network with participants. Booths can be booked for on-site exhibition in Darmstadt or for networking with participants online. 
Find out more about the range of offers and become an exhibitor or cooperation partner of the MSE.

Exhibition & Cooperation

7th International Conference on Cellular Materials - CellMAT 2022

Submissions of contributions still possible


At CellMAT, scientists from the fields of materials science, physics, chemistry and process engineering will exchange the latest research results on cellular materials, including all material classes from metallic and ceramic materials to polymers and composites.
There is still the possibility to submit contributions. Deadline is 03 June 2022.

Submission of contributions
DGM Regional Forum


Dr.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Staeves, BMW Group, Munich, will discuss the opportunities offered by digitization in the field of materials from the perspective of an automotive manufacturer ...more

Improvement surface

More than 20 participants met on 27 April 2022 at Leibniz-IWT in Bremen to discuss current issues and findings in the field of modifying the surface integrity. ...more

High Temperature Materials

Jürgen Steinhäuser summed up the discussion round of the DGM's third Lunch Talk on 06 May 2022 aptly with these words. ...more

Training Systematic assessment

"You can't show the influence of a notch more beautifully" confidently found Andreas Ibach, professor at the Westphalian University in Bocholt ...more

Summary report Hydrogen

What mechanisms can result in a pipeline under the influence of hydrogen pulling the rug out from under us? - Jens Jürgensen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, explored this question ...more


In the race to find sustainable materials, cellulose fibers occupy the pole position. As one of the best-available biopolymers, the recyclable natural material ...more

This year the DGM is still looking for helping hands to support us at the major event MSE 2022 from 27 - 29 September. MSE will be held in a hybrid format for the first time. On-site support is needed in Darmstadt to help run the event. More information about the job posting ...more

FA Werkstoffe

21 June 2022


Fachausschuss Werkstoffe der Energietechnik

FA Polymerwerkstoffe

23 June 2022


 Fachausschuss Polymerwerkstoffe 

Materials Slam 2022

28 May - 11 June 2022


International Materials Slam 2022

Einführung werkstoffprüfung

14 - 15 September 2022


Einführung in die mechanische Werkstoffprüfung

19 - 20 September 2022


Schadenanalyse und Bauteilprüfung an Kunststoffen


PULSATE is a new pan-European network designed to boost the adoption of advanced laser-based technologies and thus help strengthen SMEs. ...more

Summer School IWS

The Fraunhofer IWS and the Dresden University of Technology will host the eleventh International Summer School from 29 Aug-02 Sept 2022. ...more

Laser processes

Do you appreciate the laser as a flexible and versatile tool, but wonder how the efficiency and process quality can be optimized even further? ...more

Markus Rettenmayr

Markus Rettenmayr passed away much too early on 07 May 2022 in Jena after a serious illness.  ...more

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Präsidentin/President: Prof. Dr. Martina Zimmermann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS und Technische Universität Dresden

Präsident/President: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider, Hochschule Aalen

Geschäftsführer/General Manager (§30 BGB): Dr. Stefan Klein 
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