Institute Director

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingomar Kelbassa

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Institute Director

As director of the Fraunhofer IAPT, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kelbassa has a clear goal: to eliminate the problems that the industry is facing and, in the long term, to ensure that 3D printing is used on a large industrial scale.

Kelbassa is not an entirely new face in the Fraunhofer world: He earned his doctorate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen in 2006 and remained at the institute as a deputy director until 2016. At the same time, he served as deputy head of the Chair of Laser Technology LLT at RWTH Aachen University.

Research and development remained the central topic area for the multiple award-winning mechanical engineer during the following years: At Siemens AG, he led the manufacturing technology development of the "Gas and Power" division, among other things. He was also in charge of the Group's "Company Core Technology Additive Manufacturing" across all business units. He was also responsible for the "Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science" research campus in Berlin. Most recently, he was Managing Director of the Siemens subsidiary Weiss Spindeltechnologie, specializing in the development and production of high-precision motor spindle units.

Ingomar Kelbassa is certain: "The exchange between industry and research is the core of any application-oriented research and development. Without product-driven industry and without demand-oriented research and development based on it, no value creation is possible in the medium term, in my view. We as the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft thus contribute to the national economy and thus to our prosperity." As institute director at Fraunhofer IAPT, he wants to further intensify this exchange and further industrialize Additive Manufacturing (AM) off the beaten track.

Frank Beckmann

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Deputy Director of Insititution

Frank Beckmann has dedicated himself to Additive Manufacturing with full commitment. Always with the clear goal of implementing 3D printing as an established part of the industrial manufacturing and to continuously challenge and optimize the technology in the areas of cost, time and quality.

Frank Beckmann started his career in Additive Manufacturing in the classic way with a degree in mechanical engineering, specializing in design engineering, at the Technical University of Hamburg and the University of Manchester.

Since 2010, he has been working as a research assistant at the Institute for Laser and System Technology at the Hamburg University of technology  in various research projects on the subject of laser beam welding and laser Additive Manufacturing and has been able to acquire extensive know-how in the field of AM over the years.

With his commitment to Additive Manufacturing, Frank Beckmann has contributed significantly to the development and expansion of the Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH as well as the Fraunhofer IAPT that emerged from it. Since its foundation, he has held various leading positions in research and industrialization and has supported various customers in the successful implementation of the technology.

Since 2020 Frank Beckmann is working as deputy institute director at Fraunhofer IAPT and supports with his years of experience in the realization and implementation for the industrial implementation of Additive Manufacturing.

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Ingomar Kelbassa

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingomar Kelbassa

Institutsleiter

Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Additive Produktionstechnologien IAPT
Am Schleusengraben 14
21029 Hamburg

Frank Beckmann

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Dipl.-Ing. Frank Beckmann

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Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Additive Produktionstechnologien IAPT
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21029 Hamburg

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Martina Rogge

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Martina Rogge

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21029 Hamburg

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