Special show area: 3D printing live

With its “Maritime 3D Printing Show Area”, the leading trade fair for the maritime industry created for the first time a stage to present the innovative production technology, that will forever change the global flow of products and revolutionise shipping in many aspects.

Massive time savings, reduced construction and material costs, as well as significant weight reductions are just some of the benefits of 3D printing, whose potential ranges from just-in-time parts supply to the manufacturing of entire ships.

Renowned exhibitors presented their offerings and their know-how at this special exhibition. In addition to the project partner Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland (MCN), the experts from Rolf Lenk, Gefertec, MMG, Treo, SLM Solutions and others  answered the questions of the trade visitors who experienced additive manufacturing live on site.

For more information regarding the “Maritime 3D Printing Show Area” please visit the partner website of MCN.

We are looking forward to your visit at SMM 2021.



Speakers 2018

Dr. Marco Göttsche


Shape optimizations for 3D Printing – is the outcome worth the effort?

06. September 2018, 15:30 - 16:00, Room B5.2

Additive manufacturin­g is one of the most promising novel technologies within the industry 4.0. Apart from other advantages, it allows the designer to create entirely new shapes for technical applications. These innovative solutions for existing technical applications can be found by using Finite Element Simulation and shape optimization.

In this presentation, I want to show the potential of the optimization by means of a demo case. Furthermore, I want to discuss if the outcome is always worth effort of the optimization or if there are more effective alternatives being suitable for industrial usage.

Dr.-Ing. Lars Greitsch

Mecklenburger Metallguss GmbH

MMG – 3D print in large scale

06. September 2018, 14:30 - 15:00, Room B5.2

MMG is one of the first companies in the maritime industry that uses additive manufacturing to support their production processes for tailor-made marine propeller. In order to prepare the casting of these small batch series each propeller type needs an accurate pattern equipment. MMG has recently started to print these pattern equipment using additive manufacturing. Due to the size of these parts special 3D-printing in large scale is necessary. Dr. Greitsch introduces you to their approach of printing in large scale.

Ralf Frohwerk

SLM Solutions Group AG

Metal-based 3D Printing – how maritime industry can benefit from the automotive experiences

04. September 2018, 11:00 - 11:30, Room B6.5
06. September 2018, 14:00 - 14:30, Room B5.2

Mr. Frohberg will give an overview of metal-based additive manufacturing and the chances the technology offers to the maritime industry. Having thorough experience in the automotive industry he will focus on important aspects that are of high importance to the maritime world.

The Lübeck-based SLM Solutions Group AG is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly and sale of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting. For further information please visit slm-solutions.com

Marcus Ortloff


Additive manufacturing with arc and wire (3DMP®) – actual status and potentials of a promising technology for maritime applications

04. September 2018, 15:30 - 16:00, Room B5.4

The 3DMP® process is the first additive process ever to enable simple components to be produced economically - even in direct comparison with conventional machining methods. The 5-axis processing provides a variety of geometric freedoms, such as the realization of cavities, which make it possible to reduce the weight of components.

The wide range of materials by using the 3DMP® process opens up completely new possibilities for the production of components for maritime applications.

In cooperation with:


Carin Steinbach

Deputy Project Director

[Translate to EN:] Carin Steinbach